18.04.2019_No77 / News in Brief

Russia Ready To Offer ‘Active Support’ For New Nuclear Countries, Says Rosenergoatom

18 Apr (NucNet): Russia’s state-owned nuclear operator Rosenergoatom says it is ready with the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) to provide “active support” to new countries in the safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants.

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18.04.2019_No77 / News in Brief

Australia Prime Minister Has ‘No Plans’ To Reverse Nuclear Energy Ban

18 Apr (NucNet): Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison has said he has no plans to reverse a ban on nuclear energy, despite earlier saying he was open to the industry if it could “pay its way”.

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18.04.2019_No77 / News in Brief

UK New Nuclear Costs Can Be Reduced By 30%, Says NIA Head

18 Apr (NucNet): There is significant scope for the price of nuclear new-build to fall with the price coming down by as much as 30% as more plants are built, the chief executive of the Nuclear Industry Association told the House of Lords science and technology committee.

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18.04.2019_No77 / News in Brief

UK Needs To Replace All The Nuclear Plants It Plans To Close, Lords Committee Told

18 Apr (NucNet): If the UK wants to meet its carbon budgets it will need to ensure that it gets at least one nuclear station online in the coming years and replace the nuclear plants it is going to close, the House of Lords science and technology committee has been told.

17.04.2019_No76 / News in Brief

Russia Signs Nuclear Agreements With Republic Of The Congo And Egypt’s Petrojet

17 Apr (NucNet): Russia and the Republic of the Congo have signed an agreement to cooperate in nuclear energy, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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17.04.2019_No76 / News in Brief

Entergy Agrees To Post-Shutdown Sale Of Indian Point Units To Holtec International

17 Apr (NucNet): US utility Entergy Corporation has agreed to sell the subsidiaries that own the Indian Point nuclear station in New York state to a Holtec International subsidiary for decommissioning.

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17.04.2019_No76 / News in Brief

France’s Belleville Nuclear Station To Remain Under Increased Oversight

17 Apr (NucNet): Safety at the Belleville nuclear power station in central France has improved since operational issues were identified in late 2017, but the two-unit facility will remain under increased oversight, nuclear regulator ASN said today.

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17.04.2019_No76 / News in Brief

Commercial Operation Of Slovakia’s Mochovce-3 Depends On Licensing Process, Says Slovenské Elektrárne

17 Apr (NucNet): Hot testing has been completed at the Mochovce-3 nuclear power plant under construction in Slovakia but the exact date of commissioning will depend on the licensing process, owner Slovenské Elektrárne said.

16.04.2019_No75 / News in Brief

US Commerce Department ‘Has Submitted Results Of Uranium Imports Investigation’

16 Apr (NucNet): The US Commerce Department has submitted to the White House the results of a national security investigation into uranium imports, a spokesman for the department said, according to Reuters.

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16.04.2019_No75 / News in Brief

Physical Launch Of Belarusian-1 Scheduled For Autumn, Says Deputy Energy Minister

16 Apr (NucNet): The physical launch of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power station is scheduled for autumn 2019, Belarusian deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said at the Atomexpo forum in Sochi, Russia, on 15 April.

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16.04.2019_No75 / News in Brief

Australia Must Address Energy Policy And Role Of Nuclear, Says Association Vice-President

16 Apr (NucNet): Australia can have a clean, low-carbon, low-cost future using nuclear energy, but political parties are not addressing the issue because they see it as being too contentious, Australian Nuclear Association vice-president Rob Parker told Sydney radio station 2GB.

16.04.2019_No75 / News in Brief

Russia And Ethiopia Sign Roadmap For Nuclear Construction

16 Apr (NucNet): Russia and Ethiopia are to cooperate on the potential construction of a nuclear power plant and a centre for nuclear science and technology in the African country.

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15.04.2019_No74 / News in Brief

Russia Announces Start Of Construction At Generation III+ Kursk 2-2

15 Apr (NucNet): Workers have poured first concrete for construction of the Kursk 2-2 nuclear power unit in western Russia, state nuclear corporation Rosatom confirmed to NucNet today.

15.04.2019_No74 / News in Brief

Ohio Lawmakers Announce Plan To Support State’s Nuclear Power Stations

15 Apr (NucNet): Lawmakers in the US state of Ohio have announced a plan to provide financial support to the state’s two nuclear power stations by adding a surcharge to customers’ electric bills.

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15.04.2019_No74 / News in Brief

GNS Wins €20 Million Contract For Brokdorf And Grohnde Casks

15 Apr (NucNet): GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service has received an order to supply 12 Castor V/19 transport and storage casks for the removal of all spent fuel assemblies from the two pressurised water reactors at the single-unit Brokdorf and Grohnde nuclear stations in Germany.

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15.04.2019_No74 / News in Brief

Russia’s Tvel To Supply LEU For Egypt Research Reactor

15 Apr (NucNet): Russia’s Tvel nuclear fuel company is to supply low-enriched uranium for the ETRR-2 research reactor in Egypt, the company said in a statement today.

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15.04.2019_No74 / News in Brief

Tepco Begins Spent Fuel Removal From Fukushima-Daiichi Unit 3 Cooling Pool

15 Apr (NucNet): The operator of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

12.04.2019_No73 / News in Brief

IAEA Completes Nuclear And Radiation Safety Mission In Germany

12 Apr (NucNet): Germany is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, but should implement improvements including regular leadership assessments for safety and safety culture, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said.

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12.04.2019_No73 / News in Brief

Swedish Regulator Begins Procurement For Georgia Radioactive Waste Facilities

12 Apr (NucNet): Sweden’s nuclear regulator has begun an international procurement process for the design of a processing facility and an interim storage facility for legacy radioactive waste in Georgia.

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12.04.2019_No73 / News in Brief

Startup Process Underway At Russia’s Novovoronezh 2-2, Says Rosatom

12 Apr (NucNet): Russia has begun the physical startup process for the Generation III+ Novovoronezh 2-2 nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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