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Iberdrola joins GE-Hitachi for Prism

New Nuclear

23 July 2014

Prism (GE-Hitachi) 47x48Spanish utility Iberdrola will work with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy to develop a proposal to build a Prism integral fast reactor in the UK, but is yet to decide the scope of its involvement either as an engineer or operator of the potential plant.

Ten nations petition Brussels for nuclear

Nuclear Policies

04 July 2014

The Czech government has expressed the common view of ten European countries in favour of nuclear power in a letter to the European Commission.

Sellafield takes long view on suppliers

Corporate

01 July 2014

Sellafield_decom_(Sellafield)_48Sellafield Ltd is putting in place a new kind of long-term commercial mechanism to secure specialist decommissioning services over a ten-year period. The work could be worth up to £1.5 billion ($2.6 billion).

Small reactor developers assess UK-US collaboration

New Nuclear

15 July 2014

Three companies developing small nuclear power reactor technology have debated whether US and UK regulators – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Office for Nuclear Regulation – ought to work together to smooth their path through the licensing process.

UK government increases control of civil plutonium

Waste and Recycling

03 July 2014

The UK is taking control of more of the foreign-owned separated plutonium it is storing, avoiding the cost and security measures associated with transporting the fuel back to other countries.

UK partnership for AP1000 confirmed

Corporate

30 June 2014

Toshiba has increased its commitment to building three AP1000 units at Moorside in the UK. It has taken an extra 10% in project company NuGen, while its option to buy the required land has been extended.