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UK's NNL and Japan's JAEA strengthen HTGR fuel collaboration

UK's NNL and Japan's JAEA strengthen HTGR fuel collaboration

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have signed a collaboration agreement on coated particle fuel, for use in high temperature gas-cooled reactors.

Nuclear Policies 24 April 2024


Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Professor Tim Tinsley outlines how material extracted from the UK's legacy nuclear material is being used in pioneering cancer treatments and for powering future space missions - and considers whether long-term disposal plans now need to take into account the current and potential future value in the material.

Other News 01 April 2024


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Sheffield Forgemasters regains ASME accreditation

Sheffield Forgemasters regains ASME accreditation

The UK's Sheffield Forgemasters has been awarded accreditation by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as a supplier of heavy forgings and castings to the civil nuclear market. The company originally gained ASME accreditation as a Nuclear Material Organisation in 1992, but that had lapsed, with the lack of nuclear new-build in the following years.

Corporate 19 April 2024


EDF report highlights youth skills benefits of Hinkley Point C project

EDF report highlights youth skills benefits of Hinkley Point C project

The nuclear power construction project in the UK has led to 8000 people being trained at specialist centres, and prompted a 25% increase in younger adults living in the area, according to the Hinkley Point C Socio-Economic Impact Report 2024.

Corporate 18 April 2024


Framatome signs 'multi-billion euros' contracts with Sizewell C

Framatome signs 'multi-billion euros' contracts with Sizewell C

Framatome says it "has signed contracts worth multi-billion euros" with Sizewell C Ltd for key equipment for the two reactors from the design phase up to commissioning. It has also signed a long-term fuel supply agreement.

Corporate 16 April 2024


Waste transfer milestone at Scottish plant

Waste transfer milestone at Scottish plant

The retrieval has been completed of more than 2100 tonnes of solid intermediate-level radioactive waste from five above-ground concrete bunkers at the Hunterston A Magnox nuclear power plant in Scotland. The project began 20 years ago.

Waste & Recycling 12 April 2024


Newcleo teams up with CEA on reactor development

Newcleo teams up with CEA on reactor development

UK-headquartered innovative reactor developer Newcleo has signed a partnership agreement with the French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on the development of Newcleo's lead-cooled fast reactor.

New Nuclear 09 April 2024


Nuclear projects receive UK space funding boost

Nuclear projects receive UK space funding boost

Two projects featuring nuclear energy are among 11 international space projects selected to receive funding from the UK Space Agency. Rolls-Royce's collaboration with BWXT receives GBP1.18 million (USD1.5 million) to further its work on fission nuclear systems for space power missions, while an international project led by the University of Leicester receives GBP800,000.

New Nuclear 08 April 2024


Justification sought for use of Newcleo reactor in the UK

Justification sought for use of Newcleo reactor in the UK

The Nuclear Industry Association has applied to the UK government for a justification decision for Newcleo's lead-cooled fast reactor, the LFR-AS-200. Such a decision is required for the operation of a new nuclear technology in the country.

Regulation & Safety 05 April 2024


Funds awarded to assist Xe-100 deployment in the UK

Funds awarded to assist Xe-100 deployment in the UK

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have been granted GBP3.34 million (USD4.23 million) in funding from the UK government to develop plans for the deployment of X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor in the country.

New Nuclear 04 April 2024