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World Nuclear News

Tiris project produces first yellowcake

Published: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:56:22 GMT

The first samples of uranium oxide product have been produced from ore from Aura Energy's Tiris mine in Mauritania, West Africa. The yellowcake samples were produced during test work at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's laboratories.
 


Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

Published: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:34:18 GMT

The US Department of Energy has selected three projects in three states in its latest quarterly application review to receive funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. The three projects will receive a total of almost USD10.6 million.


Bulgaria starts formal process to find investor for Belene project

Published: Thu, 23 May 2019 11:54:35 GMT

The Bulgarian government has invited strategic investment in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The "call for expressions of interest for a strategic investor and/or acquisition of a minority shareholding and/or purchase of electricity" was published in the Official Journal of the European Union yesterday.


Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

Published: Thu, 23 May 2019 14:32:44 GMT

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the implementation of a centre for nuclear science and technology in Vietnam.


Final Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion facilities demolished

Published: Thu, 23 May 2019 13:34:06 GMT

Work has begun to demolish the last two buildings that once supported the gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment process at Oak Ridge in Tennessee. Buildings K-131 and K-631 are the most contaminated structures remaining on the 2,200-acre (890 hectare) site.


TVO starts work to resolve Olkiluoto 3 vibration issue

Published: Thu, 23 May 2019 13:04:38 GMT

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj is to employ liquid absorbers featuring bitumen in order to eliminate vibrations in the pressuriser surge line of the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Suppressing the vibrations is one of the issues TVO must resolve before the regulator will allow fuel loading to proceed.


Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

Published: Wed, 22 May 2019 14:03:05 GMT

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has initiated a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor.


Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Published: Wed, 22 May 2019 15:03:51 GMT

Hungary and Russia have reportedly agreed to change the loan agreement for the expansion of Hungary's sole nuclear power plant Paks. According to bne Intellinews, Hungary will start repaying the loan once the two new units at Paks are connected to the grid and begin operations.


Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Published: Wed, 22 May 2019 11:59:17 GMT

Fuel transfer operations at the shut down San Onofre nuclear power plant in California can resume following approval by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Such operations were suspended following an incident last August during the lowering of a used fuel canister into a storage vault.


US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 14:02:06 GMT

The US Department of Energy should learn from the legacy of the NASA commercial orbital transportation services programme to return the USA to a leadership role in nuclear energy, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance says in a report issued today.