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Rectangular cask passes tests

Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:08:01 GMT

HI-STAR_ATB_1T_drop_test_(Holtec)-48Holtec International has successfully completed a series of free drop-tests on its HI-STAR ATB-1T waste cask. The cask has a rectangular footprint, unlike cylindrical fuel-bearing transport casks.


Canada and China team up on AFCR

Published: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:43:13 GMT

SNC Lavalin-CNNC-SEC September 2016 - 48An agreement in principle to form a new joint venture to develop, market and construct the Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor has been signed by Canada's SNC-Lavalin, China National Nuclear Corporation and Shanghai Electric. The reactor reuses used fuel from light water reactors.


Tihange 1 training simulator officially launched

Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:36:31 GMT

Tihange 1 simulator inauguration - 48A ceremony was held yesterday to inaugurate the new full-scope operator training simulator at unit 1 of the Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. The simulator was supplied by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS.


The benefits of standardisation for nuclear projects

Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:22:07 GMT

The importance of standardisation in the evaluation of reactor designs is key to making nuclear power plant projects more efficient and cost-effective, Jerry Head, senior vice president of regulatory affairs at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy told delegates at the World Nuclear Association's 41st Annual Symposium in London last week. Head outlined seven areas where such an approach can bring harmony to the process of managing projects from the design licensing stage through to decommissioning.


Climate change agreement crosses threshold

Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:34:03 GMT

Ban_Ki-moon_Sept_2016_(UN-Bajornas)-48The Paris Climate Change Agreement crossed the first of two thresholds required for it to enter into force after 31 governments yesterday formally submitted their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.


Reactor restarts pivotal to Japan's energy policy, says IEA

Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:59:45 GMT

The restart of Japan's nuclear power reactors is "critical" to the success of the country's energy policy, according to the International Energy Agency. However, it says nuclear power can only be restored provided that the highest safety standards can be met and public trust regained.


Recognition sought for nuclear's unique attributes

Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:51:00 GMT

High level panel - WNA Sympo 2016 - 48The economics and financing of nuclear power projects and the markets in which they operate was discussed last week by a high level panel at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium. While some countries are investing in new nuclear capacity, some market conditions are forcing the closure of existing reactors, participants said.


Ignalina gets operating licence for storage facility

Published: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:00:12 GMT

An operating licence was issued yesterday for the new interim used fuel storage at the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania, the State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) announced today. The licence permits commissioning of the facility, known as the ISFSF B1 Project, and the start of hot trials with ten new design casks. ISFSF B1 Project is located in Visaginas municipality.


Kazakhstan extends links with Ukraine

Published: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:54:07 GMT

Askar Zhumagaliyev, chairman of KazAtomProm, and Igor Nasalik, Ukraine's energy and coal industry minister, have held their second meeting on future cooperation in the nuclear energy sector. The world's biggest uranium producer said in a statement yesterday the meeting focused on production of fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power reactors.


Hungary hopeful of Paks II approval within weeks

Published: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:36:39 GMT

Aszodi speaking at 2016 WNA Symposium - 48The European Commission is expected to issue a decision "within weeks" on Hungary's plan to build two additional reactors at Paks, Attila Aszódi, the government commissioner responsible for Paks II, said last week. The submission of the site licence application for the new Russian-built VVER-1200 units to Hungary's regulator is scheduled for the end of October, Aszódi told delegates at the World Nuclear Association's 41st Annual Symposium in London on 16 September.