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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.


India sees SMRs in its clean energy future

Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:45:07 GMT

India's Minister of State Jitendra Singh has called for the country's private sector companies and start-ups to take part in the development of small modular reactor technology. The minister's comments were made in an address to a workshop on SMRs held by the government's NITI Aayog policy think-tank.


Funding for UK project to store hydrogen using depleted uranium

Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:52:54 GMT

A consortium comprising EDF UK R&D, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, the University of Bristol and Urenco has been awarded GBP7.7 million (USD9.3 million) in funding from the UK's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to develop a hydrogen storage solution.


Orano to support Uzbek uranium expansion plans

Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:21:42 GMT

A newly signed tripartite agreement broadens the scope of the collaboration between Orano Mining and its Uzbek partners and lays the foundations for the development of new uranium mines in Uzbekistan.


Russia rejects claims it plans to leave Zaporizhzhia

Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 12:10:31 GMT

The Russian president's press secretary Dmitry Peskov denied Ukrainian suggestions that Russian forces were preparing to withdraw from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.


Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:06:35 GMT

Kansai Electric Power has announced it will apply for regulatory approval to extend the operating life of Takahama units 3 and 4 by a further 20 years. The company has also announced plans to replace the steam generators at the two pressurised water reactor units.


KHNP, Candu Energy to cooperate in decommissioning

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:28:02 GMT

A Memorandum of Understanding between Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy will see the two companies cooperate in areas such as decommissioning waste and digital twins, and work together on a system to exchange technology, information and experience.
 


Yakutia nuclear icebreaker launched

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:53:35 GMT

A launch ceremony at the Baltic Shipyard saw Victoria Abramchenko, a Deputy Prime Minister with a brief covering environmental issues, become the 'godmother' of the Yakutia and President Vladimir Putin give the command to launch the icebreaker by video.


Fortum and Helen to explore cooperation on SMRs

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:17:06 GMT

Finnish firms Fortum and Helen have announced a joint study to explore possible collaboration in new nuclear power, especially small modular reactors.


Peninsula Energy to restart Wyoming uranium operation

Published: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:42:47 GMT

The company's Board of Directors has made the financial investment decision that will see production activities begin at the Lance project during the first quarter of 2023, for delivery into existing offtake contracts in the final quarter of the year.