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Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

The process of loading fuel assemblies into the core of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been completed ahead of its start-up. The 1650 MWe (gross) pressurised water reactor is expected to reach 100% output before the end of the year.


Perspectives

Q&A: The prospects for floating nuclear power plants

Q&A: The prospects for floating nuclear power plants

Deputy General Director for Shipbuilding, Floating Energy and Marine Engineering at Rosatom's Atomenergomash, Vladimir Aptekarev, on the potential for floating power units.


Innovative piping rehabilitation solution to be used at US plant

Innovative piping rehabilitation solution to be used at US plant

Framatome has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to carry out its first major mitigation of buried condenser feed pipes using its innovative spray-in-place structural pipe liner solution at a three-unit operating nuclear plant in the USA.

Corporate 24 May 2024


US, EC bodies call for enhanced security of radioactive sources

US, EC bodies call for enhanced security of radioactive sources

Leaders from the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and the European Commission have highlighted the need to strengthen security of radioactive sources in open civilian facilities such as hospitals, research laboratories, and industrial facilities to prevent the use of these materials in acts of terrorism.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2024


Estimated cost for JEK2 options put at EUR9.4 billion-15.4 billion

Estimated cost for JEK2 options put at EUR9.4 billion-15.4 billion

GEN energija has given its latest update on the development of plans for the JEK2 new nuclear capacity in Slovenia, putting forward likely costs and saying that from the point of view of the power network 1300 MW would be the optimal size.

New Nuclear 24 May 2024


Perspectives

Q&A: The prospects for floating nuclear power plants

Q&A: The prospects for floating nuclear power plants

Deputy General Director for Shipbuilding, Floating Energy and Marine Engineering at Rosatom's Atomenergomash, Vladimir Aptekarev, on the potential for floating power units.


IAEA's Grossi highlights continued Zaporizhzhia power supply concerns

IAEA's Grossi highlights continued Zaporizhzhia power supply concerns

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said concerns continue over the impact potential disruption to off-site power could have at Ukraine's nuclear power plants.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2024


DOE unveils process for Russian LEU import waivers

DOE unveils process for Russian LEU import waivers

The US Department of Energy has issued details of the process for obtaining waivers to allow the import of limited quantities of Russian-origin low-enriched uranium to ensure US nuclear plants do not experience supply disruptions when the recently signed prohibition law comes into force.
 

Uranium & Fuel 23 May 2024


Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have commissioned Teesside University to undertake a study of the potential regional benefits and economic impacts of a proposed power plant in Hartlepool, UK, based on X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024


Podcast: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024

Podcast: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024

The challenges and opportunities arising from the goal of tripling nuclear energy capacity feature in a special report on discussions at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2024 event in Kazakhstan.

Uranium & Fuel 01 May 2024


Japanese-Canadian JV for fusion technology development

Japanese-Canadian JV for fusion technology development

Private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories have formed a joint venture - named Fusion Fuel Cycles Inc - aimed at developing and deploying deuterium-tritium fusion fuel cycle technologies.

Corporate 23 May 2024


US collaboration fortifies nuclear-grade graphite supply chain

US collaboration fortifies nuclear-grade graphite supply chain

Microreactor startup Radiant Industries and Amsted Graphite Materials have agreed to work together to reduce reliance on foreign sources of nuclear-grade graphite, with Radiant placing a "significant" purchase order for nuclear-grade graphite to support development of its Kaleidos microreactor.

Corporate 23 May 2024


Belarus ratifies updates to nuclear power plant agreement with Russia

Belarus ratifies updates to nuclear power plant agreement with Russia

The Belarus council of ministers has ratified protocol amendments which allow extension of the warranty period from those in the original 2011 intergovernmental agreement with Russia for the construction of the country's nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024