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Canadian trio collaborates on Candu decommissioning

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021 15:13:07 GMT

Ontario Power Generation's Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and SNC-Lavalin have signed an agreement to work together on the decommissioning of Candu reactors around the world.


Ignalina unit 1 clear of used fuel

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021 13:39:14 GMT

Unit 1 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania is empty of all fuel, following the transportation on 11 May of the final container with damaged used nuclear fuel to a temporary storage facility.


EnergySolutions acquires Wisconsin plant for accelerated decommissioning

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021 13:36:27 GMT

EnergySolutions has announced it is to acquire the Kewaunee nuclear power plant from current owner Dominion Energy, and will complete the decommissioning of the single-unit plant, which shut down in 2013.
 


First Light Fusion completes two-stage gas gun within 10 months

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021 13:14:27 GMT

First Light Fusion has completed construction of a 22-metre-long two-stage gas gun as part of its experimental efforts to develop "a simpler, faster, and cheaper route" to commercial fusion energy. The UK company says it has successfully fired first test shots, with fusion experimental shots on the new device starting next month.


Poland plans next stage of HTGR development

Published: Thu, 13 May 2021 12:42:43 GMT

Poland's Ministry of Education and Science and the National Centre for Nuclear Research have signed an agreement for the next round of high temperature gas-cooled reactor design work. The agreement was signed yesterday in Otwock-Spruce, at a ceremony attended by Minister of Climate and Environment Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Education and Science Przemysław Czarnek and Director of the National Centre for Nuclear Research Krzysztof Kurek.


June date set for Mihama restart

Published: Wed, 12 May 2021 13:59:31 GMT

Kansai Electric Power Co has announced plans to restart Mihama unit 3 in June. The unit will return to full operations in July, but Takahama units 1 and 2 will not be able restart until further facilities are completed at those units.


Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel manufacturing process

Published: Wed, 12 May 2021 14:45:17 GMT

Lightbridge Corporation has demonstrated the manufacturing process for surrogate fuel rods for commercial-scale small modular reactors, using an internally developed and patented high-temperature coextrusion process.


China grid-connects Tianwan 6

Published: Wed, 12 May 2021 12:23:05 GMT

Unit 6 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was connected to the grid for the first time yesterday, according to the China Nuclear Energy Association. The milestone - at 8.27pm local time - marked the unit's entry into the grid-connected commissioning phase.


UK launches regulatory assessment of advanced nuclear

Published: Wed, 12 May 2021 11:47:29 GMT

The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy yesterday opened the Generic Design Assessment to advanced nuclear technologies. BEIS has also published a policy paper stating that the advanced nuclear sector has the potential to play an important part in the UK's Industrial Strategy.


Ukraine tests Zaporozhe for ENTSO-E synchronisation

Published: Tue, 11 May 2021 14:41:05 GMT

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom and the country's transmission system operator Ukrenergo completed tests last week at unit 1 of the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant for the provision of ancillary frequency maintenance reserve services at +/-20 MW. The tests should confirm the compliance of the unit with the requirements of the Transmission System Code in order to obtain a certificate entitling Energoatom to introduce the power unit to the ancillary services market.