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European Parliament backs nuclear and gas in EU taxonomy

Published: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 09:53:50 GMT

The proposed inclusion of certain nuclear and gas activities within the European Union's list of officially approved "green" investments is set to become law after an attempt to block it fails in the European Parliament.


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supplies ITER fusion blanket testing systems

Published: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 12:37:05 GMT

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has delivered equipment for confirming and demonstrating the safety of the 'blanket' of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The blanket is one of the components that comprises the inner wall of the fusion reactor.


BWXT Canada wins key contract from Bruce Power

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 17:03:46 GMT

Bruce Power has awarded a CAD130 million (USD99.5 million), 10-year contract to BWXT Canada Ltd for the fabrication and supply of replacement feeders for Bruce units 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 as part of its Major Component Replacement programme.


IAEA initiative to accelerate deployment of SMRs

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:30:58 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency has launched a new initiative aimed at accelerating the safe and secure deployment of advanced nuclear reactors, with a particular focus on small modular reactors. At a kick-off meeting last month, participants discussed roadmaps for enhancing harmonisation of regulatory activities and the standardisation of industrial approaches.


Holtec unveils energy storage system for district heating

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 15:49:11 GMT

Holtec International has unveiled a new district heating technology charged by surplus grid power. The company says the HI-HEAT District Heater System could store surplus electricity generated by nuclear, solar or wind.


New energy policy reverses Korea's nuclear phase-out

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 12:04:11 GMT

South Korea's government has laid out a new energy policy which aims to maintain nuclear's share of the country's energy mix at a minimum of 30% by 2030. It also calls for the construction of units 3 and 4 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant to resume after design work was suspended in 2017 due to uncertainties about government policy on the construction of new reactors.


Consultation on plans to approve Sizewell C environmental permits

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:14:55 GMT

The Environment Agency has launched a 12-week public consultation on its proposed decision to grant three permits relating to the planned Sizewell C nuclear power plant in eastern England in the UK. It says that each of the permits would be needed for the operation of the power station.


New centre provides nuclear medicine to Jamaican public

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:55:20 GMT

Jamaica has opened its first public nuclear medicine centre with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Rays of Hope initiative. The centre, at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Kingston, will provide diagnosis and treatment for cancer and other diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.


Rolls-Royce narrows search for site of first SMR factory

Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 10:49:59 GMT

Rolls-Royce SMR has shortlisted six potential locations in the UK for the first of three factories for the manufacture of its small modular reactor power plants. The first plant will produce the vessels for the 470 MWe pressurised water reactor.


Refurbishment for Atucha 1

Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 13:11:29 GMT

Argentina is preparing to refurbish Atucha I, the first nuclear power reactor in South America, so that it may generate power for a further 20 years. A framework to regulate the work has been agreed.