18.10.2018_No207 / News in Brief

Prague Conference To Focus On Nuclear In Central And Eastern Europe

18 Oct (NucNet): A nuclear industry conference on 28 and 29 January 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic, will focus on nuclear power developments in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including new-build and long-term operation projects.

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18.10.2018_No207 / News in Brief

Dominion Files Application For 20-Year Surry Operating Extensions

18 Oct (NucNet): Dominion Energy has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew Surry nuclear power station’s operating licences for an additional 20-year term.

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18.10.2018_No207 / News in Brief

WANO And WNA To Cooperate On Improving Plant Performance

18 Oct (NucNet): The World Association of Nuclear Operators and the World Nuclear Association have signed an agreement as the basis of a partnership that aims to improve the performance of nuclear power plants.

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18.10.2018_No207 / News in Brief

Magnox Completes Four-Year Project To Dismantle Chapelcross Steelwork

18 Oct (NucNet): A four-year project to dismantle 3,000 tonnes of steelwork at Scotland’s first nuclear power reactor has been completed, site licence company Magnox Ltd said.

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18.10.2018_No207 / News in Brief

Terrestrial Energy’s Molten Salt Reactor Begins Next Stage Of Design Review

18 Oct (NucNet): Canada-based Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) has entered phase two of its pre-licensing vendor design review with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, the company said.

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18.10.2018_No207 / News in Brief

In Anti-Nuclear Germany, Environmentalists Get Ready To Rally For Nuclear

18 Oct (NucNet): Environmentalists and civil society groups will rally in Munich, Germany this Sunday to demand a halt to nuclear plant closures, which they say are increasing air pollution and locking-in fossil fuels.

17.10.2018_No206 / News in Brief

Australia’s PM Says He Is Open To Idea Of Nuclear Energy

17 Oct (NucNet): Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday he is open to the idea of commercial nuclear energy if research emerges showing it “stacks up economically”.

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17.10.2018_No206 / News in Brief

Belarus Has ‘Solid’ Emergency Arrangements In Place, Says IAEA

17 Oct (NucNet): Belarus, which is building its first nuclear power station at Ostrovets, has “solid arrangements” in place for emergency preparedness and response (EPR), but should further consider and implement International Atomic Energy Agency EPR guidelines, an agency mission has concluded.

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17.10.2018_No206 / News in Brief

First Uzbekistan Unit Scheduled For 2028 Commercial Operation, Says Russia

17 Oct (NucNet): The first unit at a planned two-unit nuclear power station in Uzbekistan will be commissioned in 2028 and the cost of the entire project will be $11bn, Yury Ushakov, an aide to Russian president Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying in local media reports.

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17.10.2018_No206 / News in Brief

EDF Planning To Begin Sizewell C Construction In 2021

17 Oct (NucNet): EDF wants to begin construction of two EPR units at the Sizewell C nuclear power station on the east coast of England by the end of 2021, the company has said.

16.10.2018_No205 / News in Brief

As Uranium Price Recovers, Kazatomprom Announces Plans To List In London

16 Oct (NucNet): Kazakhstan’s wholly state-owned uranium mining giant Kazatomprom is capitalising on the recovery in uranium prices by listing on the London Stock Exchange.

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16.10.2018_No205 / News in Brief

Russian Regulator Confirms Life Extension Readiness Of Balakovo-3

16 Oct (NucNet): Russia’s national nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor has completed an inspection at the Balakovo-3 nuclear reactor unit, south of Moscow, confirming its readiness for an operating lifetime extension, state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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16.10.2018_No205 / News in Brief

Russia Clears Leningrad 2-1 For Commercial Operation

16 Oct (NucNet): Nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor has given permission for commercial operation of the Leningrad 2-1 nuclear power unit in Sosnovy Bor in northwest Russia, state-owned nuclear operator Rosenergoatom said.

16.10.2018_No205 / News in Brief

UK’s Cavendish Nuclear Wins Contract To Support Fusion Research

16 Oct (NucNet): Cavendish Nuclear has won an engineering services framework contract to support research into fusion energy.

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16.10.2018_No205 / News in Brief

China’s Haiyang-2 AP1000 Reactor Connected To Grid

16 Oct (NucNet): The Haiyang-2 nuclear unit under construction in northeast China was connected to the grid at 09:51 local time on 13 October 2018, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) said in a statement.

15.10.2018_No204 / News in Brief

Significant Advances Made On Small Modular Reactors, Says IAEA

15 Oct (NucNet): Significant advances have been made in recent years on small modular reactors with about 50 SMR concepts at various stages of development around the world and commercial operations expected to begin “in the coming years”, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

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15.10.2018_No204 / News in Brief

Russian Media Identifies Site For First Nuclear Station In Uzbekistan

15 Oct (NucNet): News reports in Russia have named Tudakul as the site of the first nuclear power station to be built in Uzbekistan.

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15.10.2018_No204 / News in Brief

Barakah Operating Company Develops English-Language Standards

15 Oct (NucNet): Nawah Energy Company, the operator of the Barakah nuclear power station under construction in the United Arab Emirates, has developed English-language standards for its nuclear plant operations.

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15.10.2018_No204 / News in Brief

NRC Approves Transfer Of Vermont Yankee Licence To Decommissioning Company

15 Oct (NucNet): The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant operating licence from Entergy to US-based nuclear decommissioning company NorthStar.

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15.10.2018_No204 / News in Brief

Atomic Society Calls For Action On Future Of Nuclear Research In Europe

15 Oct (NucNet): Europe risks losing much of its nuclear research capacity because of a “crisis in political vision” on energy issues and limited public funds, the European Atomic Energy Society says in a position paper published today.

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