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Uranium separation resumes at Savannah River Site

Waste and Recycling

24 August 2016

First Cycle at H Canyon - 48A facility for separating uranium from used research reactor fuel at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina has restarted for the first time in five years. The extracted uranium will be used in new fuel for nuclear power plants.

BWXT subsidiary to buy GE Hitachi Canada

Corporate

19 August 2016

BWX Technologies Canada is to acquire GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada in a move that will enable it to offer a wider range of technical solutions and services for Candu reactors.

Russian fast reactor reaches full power

New Nuclear

17 August 2016

Beloyarsk 4 - BN800 - control room - 48Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant started operating at 100% power for the first time today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

Ikata 3 operating at full power again

Corporate

22 August 2016

Ikata plant - 48Unit 3 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has reached 100% operating capacity, owner Shikoku Electric Power Company announced today. The unit is the fifth Japanese reactor to resume operation.

Repair job complete at Angra 2 pool

Regulation and Safety

18 August 2016

Brazil's fuel cycle company INB has celebrated the successful underwater repair of a damaged fuel rod canister in the storage pool of Angra 2.

Changjiang 2 enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

15 August 2016

Changjiang 1 and 2 - 48Unit 2 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has entered commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.