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Competition officially begins for Dukovany new build

Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:45:52 GMT

Three vendors have made bids to build a new reactor unit at the Dukovany site in the Czech Republic. Site owner ČEZ confirmed the interest of Westinghouse, EDF and KHNP in a new power unit to provide electricity and heat.


Regulators back Ukraine for Zaporizhzhia ownership

Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:44:14 GMT

European safety regulators have backed Ukraine as the rightful owner and authority to oversee the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia's Rosenergoatom has appointed Yury Chernichuk as 'director' of the plant.


First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:17:57 GMT

The UK's First Light Fusion plans to build a 60 MW pilot power plant based on its unique projectile fusion technology to prove the integrated engineering for electricity generation and the production of tritium. It has partnered with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to design a system for extracting tritium from the reactor.


Construction of US radioisotope facility complete

Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 00:07:54 GMT

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes' facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, has been built with financial and technical support from the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. It will produce molybdenum-99 without using highly enriched uranium.


IAEA sees Swedish commitment to nuclear safety

Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 16:15:58 GMT

Sweden has a comprehensive regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety and the protection of people and the environment, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission team identified areas for possible improvements.


UK government takes 50% stake, confirms backing for Sizewell C

Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 09:37:39 GMT

The UK is to invest GBP679 million (USD815 million) and become a 50% partner with EDF in the Sizewell C nuclear project. The money "allows for China General Nuclear's exit from the project, including buy-out costs, any tax due and commercial arrangements".


ARC SMR proposed for green energy hub at Canadian port

Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 15:37:33 GMT

The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) wants to use advanced small modular reactor (SMR) technology as part of a future expansion at the port in northern New Brunswick, and says an ARC-100 providing energy for hydrogen production and other industries could be in operation by 2030-2035.


UK demonstration of borehole sealing technology

Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 14:40:09 GMT

Existing boreholes at the Rosemanowes quarry in Cornwall, southwest England, have been successfully sealed by Nuclear Waste Services in a demonstration of the technology it plans to use to seal boreholes drilled during the search to find a suitable location for a Geological Disposal Facility in the UK.


Polar crane installed at Kursk II unit 2

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:37:50 GMT

The second new power reactor under construction at the Kursk II site has received its polar crane. Engineers said optimisation of the process had cut six days from the procedure, compared with when it was carried out at unit 1 last year.


Excavation of Chinese underground lab begins

Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 15:10:38 GMT

A large tunnelling machine has begun drilling the sloped spiral ramp of the Beishan Underground Research Laboratory near Jiuquan City in China's Gansu province. The laboratory - in the Gobi Desert - will comprise the spiral ramp, three vertical shafts and horizontal disposal galleries.