18.02.2019_No34 / News in Brief

Commissioning Phase Begins At China’s Tianwan-5

18 Feb (NucNet): China’s Tianwan-5 nuclear power station under construction in Jiangsu province, eastern China, has entered the commissioning testing phase, Shanghai-based energy research group Nicobar said.

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18.02.2019_No34 / News in Brief

Russia’s Atomexpo To Focus On UN Sustainable Development Goals

18 Feb (NucNet): This year’s Atomexpo nuclear conference, to be held in Sochi, Russia, on 15 and 16 April, will focus on the contribution of advanced nuclear technologies to the achievement of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, organisers have said.

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18.02.2019_No34 / News in Brief

Chernobyl Study Finds ‘Abundant Wildlife’ In Exclusion Zone

18 Feb (NucNet): A study that used fish carcasses as bait has provided additional evidence that wildlife is abundant in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, University of Georgia researchers said.

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18.02.2019_No34 / News in Brief

Nuclear Will Continue To Grow, But Less Rapidly, Says BP Energy Outlook

18 Feb (NucNet): Nuclear generation will continue to grow until 2040, although less rapidly than overall power generation, with its share of overall power generation declining, the latest edition of BP’s Energy Outlook report says.

15.02.2019_No33 / News in Brief

Nuclear Leads Energy Production In Sweden, Statistics Show

15 Feb (NucNet): Sweden’s fleet of eight commercial nuclear power reactors produced 65.8 TWh, or 41.5%, of the country’s electricity in 2018, industry group Swedenergy said.

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15.02.2019_No33 / News in Brief

US Regulator Asks For Public Input On New Mexico Uranium Mine Cleanup

15 Feb (NucNet): The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is asking for public comment on its environmental review of United Nuclear Corporation’s proposed cleanup of the closed Northeast Church Rock Mine in northwestern New Mexico.

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15.02.2019_No33 / News in Brief

IAEA Mission Completes Review Of Lebanon’s Nuclear Security Regime

15 Feb (NucNet): Lebanon has established a nuclear security regime that incorporates essential elements of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s guidance, a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission concluded.

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15.02.2019_No33 / News in Brief

European Financing Initiative Should Not Exclude Nuclear, Says Foratom

15 Feb (NucNet): A European initiative which covers the financing of investments based on environmental, social and governance considerations should refer to low-carbon technologies as a whole to bring it in line with the European Commission’s belief that Europe’s 2050 carbon-free power system will be composed of two low-carbon sources: renewables and nuclear, Brussels-based industry group Foratom has said.

15.02.2019_No33 / News in Brief

Russia’s Nuclear Fleet Generated 2.9 TWh More Than Targeted In 2018, Says Rosenergoatom

15 Feb (NucNet): Russian nuclear power plants generated 204.3 TWh (gross) of electricity in 2018, 2.9 TWh more than targeted because maintenance, servicing and repair work was “optimised”, nuclear operator Rosenergoatom has said.

14.02.2019_No32 / News in Brief

National Arrangements Needed For Emergency Communications With Public, Symposium Concludes

14 Feb (NucNet): International Atomic Energy Agency member states need to have national arrangements in place for effective communication with the public during nuclear or radiological emergencies, a symposium on communicating nuclear and radiological emergencies to the public concluded.

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14.02.2019_No32 / News in Brief

Fleet Availability Sees France’s Nuclear Generation Rise 3.7%

14 Feb (NucNet): Nuclear generation in France increased by 3.7% year-on-year in 2018 because of an increase in the availability of the country’s 58 commercial nuclear power plants, statistics from national electricity transmission operator RTE show.

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14.02.2019_No32 / News in Brief

UK Begins Repository Site Process With Public Consultation Events

14 Feb (NucNet): Radioactive Waste Management has begun the process of finding a host community and a suitable site to construct a deep geological disposal facility for radioactive waste in England or Wales.

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14.02.2019_No32 / News in Brief

May Says Hitachi Wants To Continue Discussions On Wylfa Newydd

14 Feb (NucNet): Hitachi has made clear it wants to continue discussions on building new nuclear at Wylfa Newydd in north Wales and the government will support those discussions, prime minister Theresa May has said.

13.02.2019_No31 / News in Brief

IAEA And EU Agree To Increase Cooperation On Nuclear

13 Feb (NucNet): The International Atomic Energy Agency and the EU have agreed to increase cooperation on a range of nuclear activities including safety and security, the agency said.

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13.02.2019_No31 / News in Brief

Uzbekistan To Join IAEA Conventions As It Prepares For Nuclear, Reports Say

13 Feb (NucNet): Uzbekistan plans to join all four nuclear safety conventions of the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2019 and 2020, Russian news agency Interfax reported, quoting official sources from the Uzbek Agency for the Development of Nuclear Energy (Uzatom).

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13.02.2019_No31 / News in Brief

Japan’s Kyushu Electric To Decommission Genkai-2

13 Feb (NucNet): Japanese nuclear operator Kyushu Electric Power Company has decided to decommission the Genkai-2 nuclear power unit in the southern Saga Prefecture, a statement by the company said.

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13.02.2019_No31 / News in Brief

Nuclear Executives Ask Trump For Help Winning New-Build Contracts

13 Feb (NucNet): US nuclear energy developers met president Donald Trump yesterday and asked for help winning contracts to build power plants in the Middle East and elsewhere overseas, media reports said.

13.02.2019_No31 / News in Brief

Exelon Issues Warning On ‘Economic Distress’ At Three Nuclear Stations

13 Feb (NucNet): Exelon’s Dresden, Byron, and Braidwood nuclear stations in Illinois are showing increased signs of economic distress which could lead to their early retirement in a market that does not compensate them for their unique contribution to grid resiliency and their ability to produce large amounts of energy without carbon and air pollution, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

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12.02.2019_No30 / News in Brief

Cavendish Nuclear Signs 10-Year Contract With EDF Energy

12 Feb (NucNet): UK-based Cavendish Nuclear has signed a 10-year contract with EDF Energy to sustain critical infrastructure at two of its UK nuclear power stations.

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12.02.2019_No30 / News in Brief

UK Nuclear Regulator Serves Improvement Notices To Transport Companies

12 Feb (NucNet): The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation has served improvement notices on two transport logistics companies following breaches in regulations for the safe transport of radioactive materials.

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