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Regulator endorses continued operation of Loviisa plant

Published: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 14:11:16 GMT

Fortum is capable of continuing to safely operate the Loviisa nuclear power plant until 2050, Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has told the country's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The government is expected to issue a decision on extending the two-unit plant's operating licence in the coming months.


French market watchdog puts EDF takeover on hold

Published: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:35:37 GMT

The French Financial Markets Authority has suspended the state's full takeover of EDF until the Paris Court of Appeal rules on a lawsuit brought by minority shareholders in EDF challenging the deal.


MoU strengthens Canadian nuclear research

Published: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 15:40:10 GMT

The memorandum of understanding between Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre aims to foster closer ties between the two nuclear research organisations and leverage their complementary activities as they explore and pursue collaboration opportunities in nuclear and materials science and technology.


Components ready for fifth Kudankulam unit

Published: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 16:12:03 GMT

Major equipment for India's Kudankulam 5 is complete at the factory of the Russian supplier, Atommash. The reactor pressure vessel was assembled in a trial and the pressuriser passed crucial tests.


New application required for Diablo Canyon licence renewal

Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 14:53:44 GMT

Pacific Gas & Electric Company plans to submit a new licence renewal application for its Diablo Canyon Power Plant - California's last nuclear power plant - to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the regulator said it will not resume its review of the previously submitted and subsequently withdrawn application.


Oklo sets out plans for licensing of fuel recycling plant

Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 15:49:41 GMT

California-based Oklo Inc has submitted a Licensing Project Plan to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, outlining its plans for pre-application engagement activities that support the future licensing of a commercial-scale nuclear fuel recycling facility.


First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 14:31:28 GMT

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion have signed an agreement for the design and construction of a facility to house the company's new net energy gain demonstrator, Machine 4, at the authority's Culham Campus in Oxfordshire.


Podcast: Focus on uranium, plus India's nuclear history - and 2023 lookahead

Published: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 11:44:36 GMT

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León sets out her hopes for the industry in 2023 - and Sprott's John Ciampaglia discusses the uranium market.


Nuclear industry produces updated roadmap guide for new projects

Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 16:49:41 GMT

The New Unit Assistance Industry Working Group's updated Roadmap to Operational Readiness guide is a collection of industry guidance, lessons learned, success stories intended to help new nuclear projects worldwide "prepare for the challenge of safe and efficient nuclear power plant operation". 


French Senate adopts bill on accelerating nuclear new build

Published: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 12:26:54 GMT

The French Senate has overwhelmingly approved a draft bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. The bill was adopted in its first reading in the Senate, with 239 votes in favour and 16 against.