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World Nuclear News
Accord reached on keeping two German reactors in reserve

The German government has reached an agreement with the operators of Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim 2 on keeping the nuclear power plants on standby to supply power over the coming winter if needed.


Perspectives

Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Also in this edition, Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, outlines its ambitions to "solve" the nuclear waste disposal issue.


EDF to examine extensions for Hartlepool and Heysham 1

EDF to examine extensions for Hartlepool and Heysham 1

Energy giant EDF says it will review the case for a "short extension" for the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 nuclear power plants to generate beyond the current forecast of March 2024.

Corporate 28 September 2022


RoPower to repower coal plant with small reactors

RoPower to repower coal plant with small reactors

RoPower Nuclear is the name of the company that will develop Romania's first small modular reactor project. The joint venture of Nova Power & Gas and the national nuclear firm Nuclearelectrica, was announced on 27 September with encouragement from the Romanian government.

New Nuclear 28 September 2022


Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Canadian review of eVinci design begins

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a service agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, initiating a pre-licensing vendor design review of its eVinci microreactor design.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2022


Perspectives

Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Podcast: Gustavo Zlauvinen on the NPT and peaceful sharing of nuclear technologies

Also in this edition, Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, outlines its ambitions to "solve" the nuclear waste disposal issue.


US Air Force issues RFP for microreactor project

US Air Force issues RFP for microreactor project

The US Department of the Air Force, in partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency Energy, has issued a request for proposal for a microreactor to be built at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

New Nuclear 28 September 2022


Early warning system for natural hazards launched by IAEA

Early warning system for natural hazards launched by IAEA

The External Events Notification System seeks to alert nuclear installations to natural hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions and floods. It was unveiled at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 28 September 2022


New compact particle accelerators could offer game-changing possibilities

New compact particle accelerators could offer game-changing possibilities

Revolutionary laser-driven technology unveiled by TAU Systems aims to place the capabilities of high-energy particle accelerators within reach of engineers and scientists the world over, with potential applications in a wide range of fields including nuclear. The Texas-based company is aiming to offer its first commercial service centres in 2027, after starting prototype applications as early as 2024.

Corporate 27 September 2022


Microsoft to procure clean energy credits from OPG

Microsoft to procure clean energy credits from OPG

Microsoft Canada is to procure Clean Energy Credits sourced from Ontario Power Generation's carbon-free hydro and nuclear assets as part of Microsoft's efforts to power its datacentres with carbon-free energy. The CEC purchase agreement is a "first" for both companies.

Corporate 27 September 2022


NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the National Decommissioning Centre have signed a three-year collaborative research agreement - the first of its kind between the nuclear and oil and gas decommissioning sectors.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2022


First Belgian power reactor shut down

First Belgian power reactor shut down

Unit 3 of the Doel nuclear power plant was disconnected from the grid at 9.31pm on 23 September, in accordance with Belgium's legislation on the gradual phase-out of nuclear energy. Doel 3 is the first of seven Belgian reactors to be taken out of service over the coming years.

Corporate 27 September 2022


South Korea announces supercritical CO2 collaboration

South Korea announces supercritical CO2 collaboration

Five Korean organisations have signed agreements on commercialisation of supercritical CO2 power generation technology through which they intend to establish and demonstrate a test facility and infrastructure, and to develop the technology for a supercritical CO2 power generation system for small modular reactor-based power generation.

Corporate 26 September 2022