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Tepco surveys interior of unit 2 containment vessel

Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:16:31 GMT

FD2 PCV survey - January 2018 - 48An internal investigation of the primary containment vessel of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan was completed as scheduled today, Tokyo Electric Power Company has announced. The survey - using a suspended pan-tilt camera attached to a telescopic guiding pipe - identified deposits and fuel assembly components at the bottom of the pedestal area.


Russia and Sri Lanka plan nuclear energy cooperation

Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:30:07 GMT

Russia-Sri Lanka - January 2018 - 48.jpgRussia and Sri Lanka have held talks this week on establishing cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, met with Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Susil Premajayantha, respectively Sri Lanka's minister of power and renewable energy and minister of science, technology and research, on 16-17 January.


Framatome expands instrumentation and control business

Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:14:00 GMT

France's Framatome has signed an asset purchase agreement with Schneider Electric to acquire its nuclear instrumentation and control (I&C) business. The asset purchase agreement outlines the terms of the sale, which is expected to close by the end of March.


First borehole drilled in Canadian repository site search

Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:21:15 GMT

NWMO borehole drilling - 48Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has completed drilling the first borehole near Ignace to a depth of about one kilometre. It is one of five sites in Ontario to be investigated for the siting of a deep repository for the long-term management of the country's used nuclear fuel.


Mining resumes at WIPP

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:47 GMT

WIPP_mining_resumption_(WIPP)-48Mining operations have resumed after a four-year break at the US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. A continuous mining machine has begun cutting into panel 8 in the underground salt formation, work that was halted following separate underground events in early 2014.


Toshiba agrees sale of Westinghouse claims

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:57:19 GMT

Toshiba Corporation is to sell its claims against Westinghouse Electric Company and Brookfield - which is buying the Westinghouse-related shares that it holds - to Nucleus Acquisition. The Japanese company said it has entered into an assignment and purchase agreement with Nucleus and a share purchase agreement with Brookfield.


EDF Energy expects 20% cost saving for Sizewell C

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:59:24 GMT

EDF Energy is confident Hinkley Point C will come on line in 2025 and that Sizewell C will be 20% cheaper to build, the company's new CEO, Simone Rossi, said yesterday in his first major speech since taking over from Vincent de Rivaz at the helm of the UK company in November.


UK committee says action needed on climate plan

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:48:21 GMT

The UK government must take urgent action to "flesh out" plans and proposals set out in its Clean Growth Strategy if the country is to meet its emission targets to 2032, according to the Committee on Climate Change. Reliance on nuclear energy to decarbonise power generation calls for the timely completion of Hinkley Point C and the construction of additional nuclear power plants, it said.


General Electric wins turbine contract for Paks II

Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:25:36 GMT

GE Hungary, a subsidiary of General Electric, has won a €793 million ($970 million) contract to manufacture and supply the turbines for two new reactors under construction at the Paks nuclear power plant, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported yesterday.


US uranium producers call for 'level playing field'

Published: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:50:06 GMT

White_Mesa_(NRC)_48The USA's two main uranium producers yesterday filed a petition with the US Department of Commerce seeking an investigation into the effects of uranium imports on US national security. Energy Fuels Inc and Ur-Energy are calling for a limit to imports that would reserve 25% of the US nuclear market for domestic uranium production.