21.05.2018_No99 / News in Brief

Russia’s Floating Nuclear Plant Arrives In Murmansk For Fuelling

21 May (NucNet): Russia’s first commercial floating nuclear power station, the Akademik Lomonosov, has arrived in the port city of Murmansk in the far northwest of Russia where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

18.05.2018_No98 / News in Brief

EC Refers Austria, Croatia And Italy To Court Over Nuclear Waste Notification

18 May (NucNet): The European Commission has referred Austria, Croatia and Italy to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to notify it of their final national programmes for the management of the spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, as required under the bloc’s Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Directive.

18.05.2018_No98 / News in Brief

Japan’s Takahama-4 Shuts Down For Five Months For Periodic Inspection

18 May (NucNet): Unit-4 of the Takahama nuclear power station in Japan was scheduled to be shut down today for a periodic inspection that will last about five months, owner and operator Kansai Electric Power Company said.

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18.05.2018_No98 / News in Brief

Russia’s TVEL To Start Tests Of TVS-Kvadrat PWR Fuel In US Next Year

18 May (NucNet): Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL will next year start testing its TVS-Kvadrat nuclear fuel in the US, the company said at the AtomExpo conference in Sochi, Russia, this week.

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18.05.2018_No98 / News in Brief

Czech Republic Has Postponed Decision On New Nuclear, Say Reports

18 May (NucNet): The Czech government has postponed a decision on building new nuclear units, saying it needed more time to evaluate the impact on its budget and find out EU views on state aid for such a project, reports said today.

17.05.2018_No97 / News in Brief

Measures Needed To Improve Safety Of DRC Research Reactor, Says IAEA

17 May (NucNet): Organisational and technical measures are needed to improve the safety of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s research reactor, which has not been in operation since 2003, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said.

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17.05.2018_No97 / News in Brief

Foratom Boss: EU Is In Danger Of Overlooking The Long-Term Benefits Of Nuclear

17 May (NucNet): Nuclear energy provides almost one-third of the EU’s electricity, but there is a real danger that policymakers are ignoring its attributes as a reliable, low-carbon energy source that can work alongside renewables, says Yves Desbazeille, director-general of industry group Foratom.

17.05.2018_No97 / News in Brief

Bulgaria Submits Formal Proposal To Revive Belene Nuclear Project

17 May (NucNet): Bulgaria’s government has submitted a formal proposal to parliament to revive the Belene nuclear power station project, abandoned in 2012 because of concerns over its financial viability.

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17.05.2018_No97 / News in Brief

China Is On Course To Lead World In Nuclear Energy, Says Report

17 May (NucNet): China is on course to lead the world in the deployment of nuclear power technology by 2030 and should it succeed, China will assume global leadership in nuclear technology development, industrial capacity, and nuclear energy governance, a report says.

17.05.2018_No9 / Insider

Foratom Boss: EU Is In Danger Of Overlooking The Long-Term Benefits Of Nuclear

17 May (NucNet): Nuclear energy provides almost one-third of the bloc’s electricity, but there is a real danger that policymakers are ignoring its attributes as a reliable, low-carbon energy source that can work alongside renewables, says Yves Desbazeille, director-general of industry group Foratom.

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16.05.2018_No96 / News in Brief

Japan Announces Ambitious Plans For 20%-22% Nuclear Share By 2030

16 May (NucNet): Japan’s government is committed to nuclear power accounting for at least one-fifth of the nation’s electricity supply in fiscal year 2030, calling it an “important baseload energy source”, according to a draft proposal.

16.05.2018_No96 / News in Brief

US DOE Gives Go-Ahead For $228 Million Underground Ventilation System At WIPP

16 May (NucNet): The US Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for a key infrastructure upgrade at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico to enable increased progress in efforts to address the environmental legacy of decades of nuclear weapons production and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

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16.05.2018_No96 / News in Brief

Russia Signs General Contract For Zambia’s First Nuclear Research Facility

16 May (NucNet): Russia and Zambia have signed a general contract for the construction of a centre for nuclear science and technology in the African country that will include a research reactor and nuclear medicine facility.

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16.05.2018_No96 / News in Brief

Russia And Sudan Sign Nuclear Education And Training Agreement

16 May (NucNet): Russia and Sudan have signed an agreement to cooperate on education and training as the African country lays the groundwork for a possible move into commercial nuclear energy generation.

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16.05.2018_No96 / News in Brief

L3 Mapps Wins Contract For Tihange-1 Simulator Upgrade

16 May (NucNet): L3 Mapps of Canada has won a contract from Engie Electrabel to upgrade the Tihange-1 full scope operator training simulator in Belgium.

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15.05.2018_No95 / News in Brief

Germany’s RWE Expects ‘Triple-Digit Million-Euro’ Figure In Phaseout Compensation, Reports Say

15 May (NucNet): German utility RWE expects to receive a “medium triple-digit million-euro sum” in compensation to cover lost investments in nuclear power plants following Germany’s 2011 nuclear phaseout decision, the company’s chief financial officer was quoted by Reuters as saying.

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15.05.2018_No95 / News in Brief

Operating Licence For Belarusian Nuclear Station Expected By Year’s End, Says Official

15 May (NucNet): The Belarusian nuclear power station is expected to receive an operating licence from the authorities by the end of 2018, a government official was quoted by state news agency Belta as saying.

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15.05.2018_No95 / News in Brief

China And Uganda Sign Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

15 May (NucNet): State-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development have signed an agreement to cooperate in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the Chinese company said in a statement.

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15.05.2018_No95 / News in Brief

Japan’s Ohi-4 Connected To Grid

15 May (NucNet): Japan’s Ohi-4 nuclear reactor unit in Fukui Prefecture was connected to the national grid on 11 May 2018 at 17:00 local time and began generating electric power, a statement by the operator Kansai Electric Power Company said.

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15.05.2018_No95 / News in Brief

Spain’s Tecnatom To Upgrade Simulators For EDF’s 1,300-MW Reactor Fleet

15 May (NucNet): French state-controlled nuclear operator EDF has awarded Madrid-based Tecnatom a contract to upgrade the simulators for EDF’s entire fleet of 1,300-MW pressurised water reactor units.

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