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World Nuclear News
Fourth Barakah unit starts up

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced the successful start-up by its operating and maintenance subsidiary Nawah Energy Company of the fourth unit at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates.


Perspectives

Podcast: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

Podcast: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

NexGen Energy President and CEO Leigh Curyer discusses the uranium market outlook and outlines progress on the Rook 1 project in Canada, which he says will potentially supply 25-30% of the world's mined uranium supply.


French reactor using full core of recycled uranium fuel

French reactor using full core of recycled uranium fuel

Unit 2 of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in south-eastern France was recently restarted with its first full core of recycled uranium fuel. The move marks a major milestone in France's efforts to revive its domestic uranium reprocessing industry.

Waste & Recycling 01 March 2024


Plans announced for pilot US nuclear fuel recycling plant

Plans announced for pilot US nuclear fuel recycling plant

Orano USA and SHINE Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on the development of a US pilot plant with commercial-scale technology for recycling used nuclear fuel from light water reactors.

Waste & Recycling 01 March 2024


IsoEnergy to reopen Utah uranium mine

IsoEnergy to reopen Utah uranium mine

The Saskatoon-based company will reopen underground access at the Tony M uranium mine in Utah during the first half of this year, with the goal of restarting uranium production operations in 2025, should market conditions continue as expected.

Uranium & Fuel 01 March 2024


Perspectives

Podcast: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

Podcast: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

NexGen Energy President and CEO Leigh Curyer discusses the uranium market outlook and outlines progress on the Rook 1 project in Canada, which he says will potentially supply 25-30% of the world's mined uranium supply.


Canada provides federal funds for Bruce C pre-development

Canada provides federal funds for Bruce C pre-development

The federal government is providing CAD50 million of funding to support pre-development work to study the feasibility of building 4800 MWe of new generating capacity at the Bruce site in Ontario.

New Nuclear 29 February 2024


As JET's vital role celebrated ... could UK rejoin Euratom in 2028?

As JET's vital role celebrated ... could UK rejoin Euratom in 2028?

Hundreds of former staff gathered to mark the achievements of the Joint European Torus in progressing nuclear fusion. The project has been a positive example of international collaboration, those attending were told, and the European Union hopes the UK will rejoin its Euratom and Fusion4Energy programme from 2028.

Nuclear Policies 29 February 2024


Canadian AP1000 deployment could bring billions in economic benefits, study finds

Canadian AP1000 deployment could bring billions in economic benefits, study finds

The deployment of four AP1000 units in Ontario could have an impact of more than CAD28.7 billion (USD21.2 billion) on Canada's GDP during the manufacturing, engineering and construction phase alone, an independent study has found.

Energy & Environment 29 February 2024


PEJ seeks insurance for Polish nuclear power plant

PEJ seeks insurance for Polish nuclear power plant

Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe, which is responsible for the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant, has joined the Mutual Insurance Association of the Polish Mutual Insurance Institution. It said the move is an important step toward providing insurance coverage for the project.

New Nuclear 29 February 2024


Licensing of El Cabril expansion progresses

Licensing of El Cabril expansion progresses

The Spanish government has issued the Environmental Impact Statement for the project to construct the southeast platform for the disposal of low and intermediate-level radioactive waste in the El Cabril disposal facility in Hornachuelos, in Córdoba province.

Waste & Recycling 29 February 2024


Fangchenggang 4 receives operating licence

Fangchenggang 4 receives operating licence

China's National Nuclear Safety Administration has granted an operating licence for unit 4 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region. The unit is the second of two demonstration China General Nuclear-designed Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site.

New Nuclear 28 February 2024


Remote handling upgrades to aid decommissioning of JET

Remote handling upgrades to aid decommissioning of JET

The Remote Handling Control Room at the Joint European Torus in Culham, near Oxford in the UK, has undergone a significant upgrade, making it one of the most advanced robotics and remote handling systems in the world.

Waste & Recycling 28 February 2024