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New report highlights grid threats from US retirements

Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:14:41 GMT

A gas pipeline disruption caused by extreme weather or equipment failure could mean prolonged electricity service disruption for large areas of the USA if nuclear power plant retirements continue, according to a new report prepared for the Nuclear Energy Institute.


IAEA tool to help roadmap nuclear programmes

Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:52:19 GMT

A new tool to help national authorities make strategic decisions about the development of nuclear power has been developed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Roadmaps tool can also be used to identify how countries can benefit from innovations in nuclear technology and infrastructure, both nationally and through cooperation with other countries.


Consortium chosen for Bruce retubing

Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:58:16 GMT

Shoreline-Bruce_contract_announcement_(Bruce)-48Bruce Power has awarded a CAD475 million (USD361 million) contract for the retubing of Bruce 6 - one of the key contracts for its Major Component Replacement (MCR) project - to the Shoreline Power Group, a consortium of Aecon, AECOM and SNC-Lavalin. The joint venture has also signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement under which it could be awarded similar contracts for five further Bruce units.


Early closure for Korea's oldest operating reactor

Published: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 15:28:58 GMT

Wolsong 1 - 48Unit 1 of the Wolsong nuclear power plant will be retired prior to the expiration of its operating licence in 2022, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power announced today as it also cancelled plans for four new reactors. The move is in line with the South Korean government's policy to phase out the use of nuclear energy.


First yellowcake from seawater for US team

Published: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:25:25 GMT

PNNL_seawater_yellowcake_(LCW)-48Researchers have successfully used acrylic fibres to extract uranium from seawater in a trial conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The team say the technology, which uses inexpensive material, could be competitive with the costs of land-based uranium mining.


Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Published: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:26:03 GMT

Fukushima Daini NPP - 48The four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant in Japan are likely to be decommissioned, the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc (Tepco) today told the governor of Fukushima Prefecture. However, the company has yet to announce an official decision on the fate of the plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant.


Start-up of Finnish EPR put back four months

Published: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:32:28 GMT

Olkiluoto 3 - August 2016 - 48Regular electricity generation at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland is now expected to begin in September 2019 as commissioning tests will take longer than planned, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced yesterday. According to the previous schedule provided by plant supplier the Areva-Siemens consortium, production was planned to start next May.


Decommissioning plan for Tokai approved

Published: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:52:16 GMT

Tokai reprocessing plant 48Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has today approved the decommissioning plan for the country's oldest reprocessing plant. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency announced in September 2014 that it would permanently shut down the reprocessing plant in Tokai, Ibaraki prefecture.


Silex Systems out of GLE restructure

Published: Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:46:35 GMT

Silex Systems Limited has abandoned its acquisition of a majority stake in GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment, saying there are too many risks associated with GLE's business case which includes the construction of a commercial enrichment plant in the USA. It also intends to terminate GLE's exclusive licence for the SILEX laser enrichment technology.


Cooperation strengthens mining radiation protection

Published: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:02:00 GMT

IAEA-ARPANSA_coop_2018-06_(IAEA)-48The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency are to work together to enhance radiation protection of workers in the uranium mining and processing industries under a new cooperation agreement.