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Nuclear growth on track for Harmony

Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:40:13 GMT

Agneta_Rising_WNFC_2018_(WNFC)-48Nuclear growth is at a 25-year high driven by the need for clean and reliable electricity, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference last week. While market problems persist in the USA, China's rate of nuclear approvals is picking up, other keynote speakers said.


US regulator considers value of resiliency

Published: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:04:54 GMT

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told congressional lawmakers last week its commissioners are investigating ways for electricity markets to value reliability, while distancing themselves from immediate reform. The Nuclear Energy Institute says the discussion follows the "concrete action taken by several states, most recently New Jersey, to properly compensate nuclear power's zero-carbon attributes".


TVO anticipates loading fuel into OL3 in late 2018

Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:10:37 GMT

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said it plans to start loading fuel into the core of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in the autumn, once an operating licence has been granted. However, the company said it is awaiting confirmation from the Areva-Siemens consortium that start-up of the unit is still scheduled for May 2019.


US brings accident-tolerant fuel target nearer

Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:45:34 GMT

The US Nuclear Energy Institute reported yesterday that coordination among the various entities involved in the development of accident-tolerant fuels has "progressed to the point that all stakeholders now agree on the feasibility of a 2023 timeline". Citing speakers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 12 April briefing on ATF, the NEI said US research, development and licensing frameworks "need to undergo a paradigm shift" to accelerate the way innovative nuclear technologies such as ATF are brought to market.


IAEA tests drone to fight disease-carrying mosquitos

Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:26:27 GMT

Drone to suppress mosquitos - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases. The IAEA said today that testing of the new system had been carried out in Brazil last month.


Canada considers participation in Iter fusion project

Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:26:58 GMT

Canada-Iter - April 2018 - 48Canada has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iter Organisation to explore how Canada can participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The fusion reactor - construction of which began in 2010 - is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025.


First test using CABRI pressurised water loop

Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:08:51 GMT

CABRI - 48The first test simulating an accident situation in a pressurised water reactor has been successfully completed at the CABRI research reactor in Cadarache, southern France. The test was part of an international research programme aimed at improving knowledge of nuclear fuel behaviour during an accident involving a sudden increase of power.


Canada invites SMR vendors for demonstration unit

Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:17:32 GMT

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has invited small modular reactor project proponents to evaluate the construction and operation of a demonstration SMR project at a site it manages. CNL aims to have a new SMR constructed on its Chalk River site by 2026.


Energoatom awaits approval for energy bridge tender

Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:10:11 GMT

Stanislavsky and Kulczyk meet Energoatom - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom expects the country's Cabinet of Ministers to approve soon tender documentation to attract a private partner for the 'energy bridge' project. The project aims to make the export of electricity to the European Union possible by disconnecting unit 2 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant from the Ukrainian national grid, and to attract funding required to complete units 3 and 4 at the plant.


Report highlights impact of US nuclear plant closures

Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:20:23 GMT

Davis-Besse - 48The announced closure of four nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania will lead to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and air pollutants, according to a report released by the Brattle Group. The retirement of the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse, Perry and Three Mile Island plants will also mean higher electricity costs for residents, and the loss of thousands of jobs.