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Biden pledges USD14 million for Romanian SMR project

The US government, working with NuScale Power, is to provide USD14 million in support for the Front-End Engineering and Design study for Romania's deployment of a first-of-its-kind small modular reactor plant as part of a flagship project launched at the Group of Seven leaders' summit in Germany.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The future of radiation monitoring

Viewpoint: The future of radiation monitoring

Remote monitoring technology is no longer reserved for just large-scale nuclear projects, writes Gary Bradshaw, director of radiological surveillance specialist Omniflex UK.

17 June 2022

Podcast: John Gorman on hitting Canada's climate goals, green bonds and SMRs

Podcast: John Gorman on hitting Canada's climate goals, green bonds and SMRs

The Canadian Nuclear Association's President and CEO John Gorman explains why the country's nuclear sector is well set for the future.

01 June 2022


Ukraine terminates Russia nuclear agreements

Ukraine terminates Russia nuclear agreements

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine says it has terminated international agreements concerning cooperation between the country and Russia in the field of nuclear safety.

Regulation & Safety 27 June 2022


Long-term safety of Mexican plant reviewed by IAEA

Long-term safety of Mexican plant reviewed by IAEA

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a follow-up Safety Aspects of Long-Term Operation mission to units 1 and 2 of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant in Mexico. The team reviewed the plant's response to recommendations and suggestions made during a SALTO mission in 2019.

Regulation & Safety 27 June 2022


Decommissioning milestone at Spain's Zorita plant

Decommissioning milestone at Spain's Zorita plant

The demolition of the last remaining large building, the turbine building, at the shut down José Cabrera (Zorita) nuclear power plant has been completed, says Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa.

Waste & Recycling 27 June 2022


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The future of radiation monitoring

Viewpoint: The future of radiation monitoring

Remote monitoring technology is no longer reserved for just large-scale nuclear projects, writes Gary Bradshaw, director of radiological surveillance specialist Omniflex UK.

17 June 2022

Podcast: John Gorman on hitting Canada's climate goals, green bonds and SMRs

Podcast: John Gorman on hitting Canada's climate goals, green bonds and SMRs

The Canadian Nuclear Association's President and CEO John Gorman explains why the country's nuclear sector is well set for the future.

01 June 2022


In Pictures: Hinkley Point C taking shape

In Pictures: Hinkley Point C taking shape

EDF Energy has released a series of photos showing how work has progressed on the construction of Hinkley Point C, the first new nuclear power station in the UK for three decades.

New Nuclear 27 June 2022


Sixth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Sixth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Unit 6 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has entered commercial operation, China General Nuclear has announced. The unit is the second of two ACPR-1000 reactors built as Phase II of the plant.

New Nuclear 24 June 2022


G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

G7 urged to back nuclear extensions to tackle climate, security issues

The leaders of the Group of Seven large industrialised nations should incentivise the extension of the operating life of existing nuclear reactors and support the restart of others to help achieve the goal of achieving a low-carbon and secure energy supply, the nuclear industry has said.

Nuclear Policies 24 June 2022


New cocoon for US legacy reactor

New cocoon for US legacy reactor

Work has begun on a protective enclosure for a former reactor on the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State. The K East Reactor is the seventh at the site to be placed in interim safe storage.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2022


Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

Sellafield processes last of fast reactor fuel

The Magnox reprocessing plant at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has reprocessed the final box of used fuel from the UK's fast reactor programme being stored in the plant's ponds. Meanwhile, preparations are being made for the demolition of the iconic Pile One chimney that dominated the landscape over Sellafield for decades.

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2022


Poland expands cooperation on SMRs and large reactors

Poland expands cooperation on SMRs and large reactors

Polish state-owned energy company Enea SA has signed an agreement with US small modular reactor developer Last Energy to cooperate on the deployment of SMRs, potentially in Poland. Meanwhile, France's EDF has signed further cooperation agreements with Polish companies to support its offer to supply 4 to 6 EPRs in Poland.

New Nuclear 23 June 2022


SKB receives permit to expand Clab capacity

SKB receives permit to expand Clab capacity

Sweden's Land and Environment Court has granted radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB an environmental permit to increase the amount of used nuclear fuel in the Clab interim storage facility at Oskarshamn from 8000 tonnes to 11,000 tonnes.

Waste & Recycling 23 June 2022