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UK justification decision sought for Rolls-Royce SMR

The Nuclear Industry Association has applied to the UK government for a justification decision for Rolls-Royce SMR's small modular reactor, a decision required for the operation of a new nuclear technology in the country. It marks the first ever application for justification of a UK reactor design.


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Podcast: How are the USA's historic new Vogtle nuclear units doing?

Podcast: How are the USA's historic new Vogtle nuclear units doing?

Southern Nuclear's Senior Vice President at Vogtle 3 and 4, John Williams, on the achievement of completing the first new US nuclear power units in more than 30 years - and the lessons which can be shared.


Steady Energy, Kuopion Energy enhance cooperation

Steady Energy, Kuopion Energy enhance cooperation

Finnish small modular reactor developer Steady Energy has signed a one-year pre-planning agreement with Kuopion Energia aimed at constructing a small nuclear power plant to start producing district heat in the city of Kuopio in the early 2030s.

New Nuclear 19 July 2024


Climate finance top priority, says COP29 President-Designate

Climate finance top priority, says COP29 President-Designate

Mukhtar Babayev, president-designate of the UN's COP29 summit taking place in Azerbaijan in November, says the top negotiating priority is agreeing a "fair and ambitious" goal on climate finance "adequate to the urgency and scale of the problem, taking into account the needs and priorities" of developing countries.

Energy & Environment 19 July 2024


Turkey and Russia discuss state of nuclear projects

Turkey and Russia discuss state of nuclear projects

The first unit at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant is being prepared for the loading of dummy fuel, and with three more units under construction, the two sides discussed the potential of collaborating on a second nuclear power plant in Turkey.

New Nuclear 19 July 2024


Perspectives

Podcast: How are the USA's historic new Vogtle nuclear units doing?

Podcast: How are the USA's historic new Vogtle nuclear units doing?

Southern Nuclear's Senior Vice President at Vogtle 3 and 4, John Williams, on the achievement of completing the first new US nuclear power units in more than 30 years - and the lessons which can be shared.


BWXT considers locating TRISO plant in Wyoming

BWXT considers locating TRISO plant in Wyoming

BWX Technologies Inc has signed a cooperation agreement with the Wyoming Energy Authority to evaluate locations for a potential new TRISO nuclear fuel production facility in the state.

Uranium & Fuel 18 July 2024


Oklo demonstrates fuel recycling process

Oklo demonstrates fuel recycling process

California-based liquid metal fast reactor developer Oklo Inc, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, has successfully completed the first end-to-end demonstration of the key stages of its advanced fuel recycling process.

Waste & Recycling 18 July 2024


Transfer of exploration licence for Niger uranium deposit

Transfer of exploration licence for Niger uranium deposit

USA-based African Discovery Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire the uranium exploration licence for the Ouricha-3 deposit in Niger from Central Global Access International Niger. Meanwhile, GoviEX plans to seek damages for the withdrawal of its mining rights to the Madaouela deposit.

Uranium & Fuel 18 July 2024


El Dabaa project reports on construction progress

El Dabaa project reports on construction progress

Egypt's first nuclear power plant is pushing ahead - with the core catcher for unit 3 now on site, a 2000-tonne capacity crane installed and Rosatom reporting that 75% of the blanks to be used for unit 1's reactor equipment now produced.

New Nuclear 18 July 2024


KHNP selected to supply new Czech nuclear units

KHNP selected to supply new Czech nuclear units

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has won the Czech government's contest for at least two new nuclear power units in the country, with its bid preferred to that from France's EDF.

New Nuclear 17 July 2024


Construction starts on Xudabao 2

Construction starts on Xudabao 2

The first batch of concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 2 at the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning Province, marking the official start of construction of the unit.

New Nuclear 17 July 2024


Fusion funding and jobs growing fast, says key industry report

Fusion funding and jobs growing fast, says key industry report

The Global Fusion Industry in 2024 report says that more than USD900 million has been invested in the fusion industry in the past year, and more than 1000 jobs created.

Other News 17 July 2024