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Uranium resources adequate but investment needed

Published: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:41:00 GMT

The world's supply of uranium is more than adequate to meet projected requirements for the foreseeable future, but investment and technical expertise will be needed to make sure resources can be brought into production in a timely manner, including from mines currently under care and maintenance, according to the latest 'Red Book'.


Framatome completes Forsmark I&C upgrade

Published: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:41:50 GMT

France's Framatome has completed a project to upgrade the safety instrumentation and control (I&C) system of unit 3 at the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden.


Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Published: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:41:14 GMT

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has launched the batch production of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel assemblies for the BN-800 fast neutron reactor.


Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Published: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:41:12 GMT

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 4 of the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia has been completed. The procedure is part of large-scale modernisation work on the VVER-440 reactor.


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

Published: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:15:19 GMT

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant at Metsamor.


Indian reactor sets new world record

Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:52:39 GMT

Kaiga unit 1 has set a new world record for continuous operation of a nuclear power reactor of any type. The pressurised heavy water reactor has now completed 941 unbroken days of operation since 13 May 2016.


European bank loan for Slovak investments

Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:08:52 GMT

The European Investment Bank has announced a EUR60 million (USD68 million) loan to utility Slovenské Elektrárne to finance investments in nuclear safety at Slovakia's existing Bohunice and Mochovce nuclear power plants.


Major concrete pour at Hinkley Point C

Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:01:36 GMT

First concrete has been poured for the 'common raft' of Hinkley Point C, on which the reactor building and safety systems will be constructed. The major milestone in the construction was announced by EDF Energy today.


Fuqing 6 reactor pressure vessel in place

Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:46:58 GMT

The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at Fuqing unit 6, China's second demonstration Hualong One unit, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.


South African government replaces Necsa board

Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:27:39 GMT

The South African government has replaced the entire board of the South Africa Nuclear Energy Corporation following alleged failures in its statutory duties including legislative non-compliance, non-adherence to shareholder instructions, financial mismanagement and delays in returning the country's radioisotope manufacturing facility to full functionality.