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Judge dismisses New York nuclear subsidy case

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:46:27 GMT

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the State of New York's zero emission credit (ZEC) program. Earlier this month, a similar lawsuit against Illinois' ZEC program was also dismissed.


Russian institute improves steel for nuclear reactors

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:28:29 GMT

AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) has announced its development of a type of steel to "significantly improve" the neutron-physical properties of a nuclear power reactor's active zones by reducing neutron loss due to parasitic absorption. VNIINM says the new material will also reduce the costs of radioactive waste handling and disposal.


Toshiba completes NuGen acquisition

Published: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:22:19 GMT

Toshiba Corp is now the sole owner of NuGeneration (NuGen) after completing the acquisition of French utility Engie's 40% share in the UK nuclear power plant developer yesterday. The Japanese electronics conglomerate received notice from Engie on 4 April that it had exercised its right to require Toshiba to purchase all shares held by Engie in NuGen.


Langer Heinrich company value seen at $583 million

Published: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:27:56 GMT

Independent experts have determined the fair market enterprise value of the Langer Heinrich uranium mine's holding company to be $583 million, Paladin Energy has announced. Separately, Paladin said the administrators it appointed earlier this month have agreed a new financing facility that will fund working capital for the Namibian mine.


Kazakhstan Tokamak approaches new phase

Published: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:16:22 GMT

Kazakh KTM fusion reactor - 48The Kazakhstan Tokamak for Material testing, or KTM, will undergo "real-mode" testing from November, according to the draft of an updated research program approved last week by the Commission of CIS Member States on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced the approval yesterday.


Barakah 2 completes cold testing

Published: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:26:54 GMT

Barakah_2_July_2017_(Enec)-48Cold hydrostatic testing has been completed at unit 2 of the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates. Cold hydrostatic testing verifies that the welds, joints, pipes and components of the reactor coolant system and associated high-pressure systems meet the requirements set by the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.


Japan accepts nuclear policy guidance document

Published: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:31:02 GMT

Japan's cabinet last week approved the draft Basic Concept on Nuclear Energy Use developed by the Japan Atomic Energy Commission. The concept - which will guide the country's future nuclear energy policy - calls for the promotion of the benefits of nuclear energy while minimising the risks of its use.


US Navy commissions new nuclear ship

Published: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:02:35 GMT

USS_Gerald_R_Ford_commissioning-(US_Navy)-48The US Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier - the Gerald R Ford - has been formally commissioned by President Donald Trump at a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia.


Three Chinese reactors approach commissioning

Published: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:49:10 GMT

Haiyang 2 containment tests - 48Three new nuclear power reactors in China have passed significant pre-operational tests and inspections. Sanmen 1 passed a comprehensive safety check ahead of fuel loading, while a containment integrity test was completed at Haiyang 2. Meanwhile, cold function tests were completed at Yangjiang 5.


Greater transparency for nuclear safety convention

Published: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:42:19 GMT

R_Jammal_7th_CNS_Review_2017_(IAEA)-48All contracting parties to the international Convention on Nuclear Safety have now made their national reports on the implementation of their obligations publicly available, the first time this has happened since the convention was established in 1996.