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Agreements support Canadian SMR development and deployment

Agreements support Canadian SMR development and deployment

Separate Memoranda of Understanding supporting the future development and deployment of advanced small modular reactors in Canada will see Cameco and Terrestrial Energy investigate opportunities related to Terrestrial's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor, while ARC Clean Energy Canada and Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC will work together to develop sustainable industrial projects using ARC's SMR technology. Meanwhile, Canada's nuclear regulator has granted a 10-year licence renewal for an Ontario Power Generation site earmarked for possible SMR deployment.

New Nuclear 14 October 2021


Nuclear to power remote gold mine

Nuclear to power remote gold mine

Nuclear power is the required energy source for development of the Russian gold deposit at Kyuchus, the country's minister of natural resources and the environment, Alexander Kozlov made clear as the deposit's development rights were auctioned. The small reactor planned for Ust-Kuyga will supply the mine.

New Nuclear 12 October 2021


Kairos submits PSAR for Oak Ridge demonstration reactor

Kairos submits PSAR for Oak Ridge demonstration reactor

US company Kairos Power has submitted the preliminary safety analysis report for its fluoride salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as part of its application for a construction permit for the Hermes low-power demonstration reactor, which is to be built in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

New Nuclear 05 October 2021


Paks II construction licence delayed

Paks II construction licence delayed

Licensing of the planned Paks II nuclear power plant has been delayed, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority has announced. The organisation said it needs more time "to fully verify all requirements," but did not give an updated timeline for approval to construct the new reactors.

New Nuclear 01 October 2021


Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

Finnish utility Fortum today submitted its environmental impact assessment report for the Loviisa nuclear power plant to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The report assesses the environmental impacts of a potential extension of the operation of the plant's two VVER-440 pressurised water reactors or, alternatively, the decommissioning of the plant, as well as the environmental impacts of the final disposal facility for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste.

Regulation & Safety 06 September 2021


Arctic SMR plans make progress

Arctic SMR plans make progress

Rusatom Overseas has been licensed as competent to construct Russia's first SMR power plant on land. The plant, based on the RITM-200 reactor design, is scheduled to operate in the Russian Arctic town of Usk-Kuyga from 2028.

New Nuclear 09 August 2021


Energy permit granted for second Slovenian reactor

Energy permit granted for second Slovenian reactor

Slovenia's Ministry of Infrastructure today issued an energy permit to GEN Energija for a proposed second reactor at the existing Krško nuclear power plant, referred to as the JEK2 project. The company noted that while a final decision on whether to construct the new unit has yet to be made, the granting of the permit allows licensing procedures to begin.

New Nuclear 19 July 2021


Operating permit granted for Shin Hanul 1

Operating permit granted for Shin Hanul 1

South Korea's nuclear safety regulator has given its conditional approval for the start-up of unit 1 at Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's Shin Hanul nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Safety and Security Committee has called for additional safety measures at the unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site.

New Nuclear 12 July 2021


NRC pauses preparation for 40-year licence renewals

NRC pauses preparation for 40-year licence renewals

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided to discontinue its considerations of regulatory and other changes to allow reactor operators to apply for 40-year licence renewals - which could conceivably mean 100-year operating lives. It has however recommended, amongst other things, further evaluations to address the potential for reactor operations up to 100 years.

Regulation & Safety 02 July 2021


El Dabaa construction licence application submitted

El Dabaa construction licence application submitted

The Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt has applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. Russia's Rosatom said today that once the permit has been granted full-scale construction work will start.

Regulation & Safety 01 July 2021