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Russia prepares new used fuel storage program

Published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:06:26 GMT

Russia has developed a program for management of used nuclear fuel covering the period "2016-2018 and up to 2020" to replace the previous one, which has expired.


CGN sees continued growth in first half of 2016

Published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:32:22 GMT

CGN Power Company Limited - China's largest nuclear power plant operator - announced a 36.3% increase in revenue in the first six months of 2016 to CNY13.1 billion ($2.0 billion), compared with the same period last year.


Kagoshima governor requests Sendai suspension

Published: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:36:06 GMT

Sendai 48The recently-elected governor of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture has today requested Kyushu Electric Power Company temporarily suspends operation of units 1 and 2 of its Sendai nuclear power plant. Only one other power reactor is currently in operation in the country.


Work starts on Fuqing 6 turbine building

Published: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:04:33 GMT

Fuqing 6 conventional island first concrete - 48First concrete has been poured for the conventional island of Fuqing 6 - the second Hualong One unit under construction at the site in China's Fujian province. Both Hualong One units currently under construction at Fuqing should be in operation by 2020.


Reactor internals installed at third Tianwan unit

Published: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:07:42 GMT

Tianwan 3 reactor internals - 48Installation of the reactor internals within the pressure vessel has been completed at unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to start up in 2018.


Urenco records first-half net loss, qualifies Brexit impact

Published: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:12:27 GMT

Urenco has today reported a net loss of €8.5 million ($9.6 million) as a result of adverse exchange rate movements and significant weakening of pound sterling in its financial results for the half year ending 30 June 2016. The net loss compares with a net gain in the same period of 2015 of €166 million.


Russia considers nuclear power for sub-sea minerals exploration

Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:22:27 GMT

The Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is reviving plans from the 1980s to establish a system for the underwater exploration of mineral resources. The Russian Nuclear Community reports on its website atomic-energy.ru today that federal agencies are considering the use of a nuclear reactor to power this proposed system.


Uranium separation resumes at Savannah River Site

Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:04:21 GMT

First Cycle at H Canyon - 48A facility for separating uranium from used research reactor fuel at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina has restarted for the first time in five years. The extracted uranium will be used in new fuel for nuclear power plants.


Russia notes progress with fast reactor technology

Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:22:46 GMT

Russia has reached two more milestones in its endeavour to close the nuclear fuel cycle. Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ) - part of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL - has completed acceptance tests of components for its ETVS-14 and ETVS-15 experimental fuel assemblies with mixed nitride fuel for the BREST and BN fast neutron reactors. MSZ has also announced the start of research and development work on the technical design of the "absorbent element" of the core of the BREST-OD-300 reactor.


US advanced reactor developers team up

Published: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:37:50 GMT

X-energy and Southern Nuclear Operating Company have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on development and commercialization of their respective advanced reactor designs.