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China, Iran sign first contract for Arak redesign

Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:21:58 GMT

China-Iran - April 2017 - 48China and Iran have signed the first commercial contract for the reconstruction of Iran's Arak heavy water reactor. The core of the reactor was removed as part of an international agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.


US regulators open SMR emergency planning debate

Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:45:19 GMT

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a draft regulatory basis for new emergency preparedness requirements for small modular reactors and new technologies such as non-light water reactor facilities. A regulatory basis is an early stage in the NRC's rulemaking process.


IAEA aims to strengthen African nuclear security

Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:01:39 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency this month launched a project to enhance regulatory frameworks for nuclear security in African countries.


Toshiba creates subsidiaries 'to maximise value'

Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:52:23 GMT

Toshiba Corp said today it will establish its four in-house companies as wholly-owned subsidiaries and aim to "to maximise the value of each business". As of 1 October, it will split off its Energy Systems & Solutions Company, and the Nuclear Energy Systems & Solutions Division, and transfer them to a newly established company.


Academy highlights contradiction in French policy

Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:25:22 GMT

France cannot achieve a significant reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases from electricity production while also reducing the share of nuclear in its energy mix, the country's Academy of Sciences says.


Paks II environmental licence decision upheld

Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:55:42 GMT

MVM Paks II has received environmental approval to build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The company received an environmental licence from the Baranya County Government Office in late September, but this was challenged by Greenpeace Hungary and Energiaklub. The initial licence was then reviewed by Pest County Government Office, which gave statutory approval of the licence on 18 April.


IAEA, Rosatom join on infrastructure capacity

Published: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:26:12 GMT

IAEA-Rosatom - April 2017 - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have agreed to cooperate in improving nuclear infrastructure development in countries planning to introduce nuclear energy or to expand existing programs.


Reactor suppliers face governance challenge

Published: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:41:22 GMT

The nuclear governance system is facing an "unprecedented challenge" as traditional nuclear suppliers that have "built the backbone" of the safety, security, and non-proliferation regime face new competition to provide technology to emerging nations, according to a policy report by the Global Nexus Initiative. The GNI, which is co-sponsored by the Partnership for Global Security and the Nuclear Energy Institute, plans to publish the report, Evolving Nuclear Governance for a New Era, on 2 May.


UK plasma exhaust research receives funding

Published: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:52:10 GMT

MAST Upgrade - 48The UK's MAST Upgrade tokamak is to receive £21 million ($27 million) in funding to upgrade its plasma exhaust systems. The upgrades will allow fusion researchers to improve their understanding of plasma exhaust physics.


Decommissioning plans approved for five Japanese units

Published: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:13:13 GMT

Decommissioning plans for five Japanese reactors officially taken out of service in April 2015 have today been approved by the country's nuclear regulator. The plans outline the facilities and equipment to be dismantled and a timetable for completing the work.