18.01.2018_No13 / News in Brief

UK Consortium Wins Funding To Explore Wireless Systems For Nuclear Plants

18 Jan (NucNet): The UK-based engineering and industrial company Altran is leading a consortium of Moltex Energy and the University of Bristol which will explore the feasibility of designing a nuclear control system using wireless technology.

18.01.2018_No13 / News in Brief

GE Subsidiary In Hungary ‘Wins Contract For Paks 2 Turbine Hall Equipment’

18 Jan (NucNet): GE Hungary Kft, a subsidiary of US based General Electric (GE), has won a contract to manufacture and supply the turbine hall equipment for the planned Paks 2 project in Hungary, Russian state-operated news agency RIA Novosti said. According to Ria Novosit, the value of the order will be €793m ($971m).

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18.01.2018_No13 / News in Brief

Second Batch Of Reactor Components Delivered For Bulgaria’s Stalled Belene, Say Reports

18 Jan (NucNet): A company contracted by Russia’s Atomstroyexport has completed the delivery of the second batch of reactor components for the stalled Belene nuclear power station project in Bulgaria, according to a report on the Russian Atomic Community (RAC) website, quoting Russian media.

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18.01.2018_No13 / News in Brief

No Measurable Environmental Impact From Port Hope Leak, Says Cameco

18 Jan (NucNet): There was no measurable environmental impact from the leak of a small amount of groundwater into a storm water system at Cameco’s Port Hope uranium conversion facility in Ontario on 11 January 2018, the Canada-based uranium company said in a statement.

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18.01.2018_No13 / News in Brief

EDF Energy In Talks With Investment Funds To Finance Sizewell C

18 Jan (NucNet): EDF Energy’s chief executive officer is in talks with major investment funds to support the group’s plans to build two EPR units at Sizewell, a project which could cost 20% less than Hinkley Point C.

17.01.2018_No12 / News in Brief

Steam Generators Installed For Unit 2 At Belarusian Nuclear Station

17 Jan (NucNet): All four steam generators have been installed at Unit 2 of the Belarusian nuclear power station under construction in the northwest of Belarus, according to the station’s official website.

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17.01.2018_No12 / News in Brief

UK Climate Committee Says Contingency Plans Are Needed For Delays To New Nuclear

17 Jan (NucNet): The UK government should put in place a “monitoring and contingency scheme” to identify risks relating to the delivery of new nuclear stations and, in the event that new-build is delayed, allow for additional low-carbon generation to be contracted, a Committee on Climate Change report says.

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17.01.2018_No12 / News in Brief

Energy Ministry Report Recommends Gen IV HTGR Technology For Poland

17 Jan (NucNet): Generation IV high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) technology is the best option for deployment in Poland because it offers an affordable and reliable heat source for domestic industry and will help reduce the country’s dependency on imported gas, a report for the Polish ministry of energy said.

16.01.2018_No11 / News in Brief

Physical Startup Tests Complete At Russia’s Rostov-4, Says Operator

16 Jan (NucNet): Russian state-owned nuclear operator Rosenergoatom has completed all stages of the physical startup process for the Rostov-4 nuclear unit near Volgodonsk in southern Russia.

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16.01.2018_No11 / News in Brief

Ensreg Begins Consultation On EU Ageing Management Reports

16 Jan (NucNet): The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (Ensreg) has begun a consultation process until the end of February 2018 on national reports from EU member states concerning the ageing management of nuclear plants.

16.01.2018_No11 / News in Brief

Saudi Arabia To Award Nuclear Contracts By End Of Year, Says Report

16 Jan (NucNet): Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, plans to award contracts in December 2018 for the construction of its first nuclear power plants, Bloomberg reported, quoting a government official involved with the project.

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16.01.2018_No11 / News in Brief

NEA Report Underlines Need For ‘All-Hazards’ Approach To Emergency Planning

16 Jan (NucNet): Radiological emergency preparedness should be included in a comprehensive, all-hazards emergency planning system for nuclear and non-nuclear events, a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency says.

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16.01.2018_No11 / News in Brief

Industry Urged To Examine Mental Health Consequences Of Nuclear Accidents

16 Jan (NucNet): The nuclear industry should examine what can be learnt from toxic disasters so it can improve the way it deals with the mental health consequences of a nuclear incident, a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency says.

15.01.2018_No10 / News in Brief

French Regulator Says Cigéo Repository Project Is ‘Technically Mature’

15 Jan (NucNet): French regulator ASN said in a statement today that a safety file submitted in April 2016 for the Cigéo deep geologic repository in northeastern France shows that the project is “technically mature”, although some areas of the plans will need additional work before a construction licence application is submitted in 2019.

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15.01.2018_No10 / News in Brief

UK Regulator Announces ‘Significant Recent Progress’ At Sellafield

15 Jan (NucNet): Significant recent progress has been made at three Sellafield projects that have been subject to increased regulatory attention, the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation said on 12 January 2018.

15.01.2018_No10 / News in Brief

California Commission Approves Closure Of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Station

15 Jan (NucNet): The California Public Utilities Commission has voted unanimously to approve a plan to close the two-unit Diablo Canyon nuclear station in 2025, but did not approve a proposed $85m settlement to mitigate the economic impact on local communities.

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15.01.2018_No10 / News in Brief

Toshiba Completes $1.86 Billion Payment To Owners Of Summer Nuclear Project

15 Jan (NucNet): Japan’s Toshiba has completed the early payment of $1.86bn (€1.51bn) owed as a guarantee to the two owners of the abandoned Summer AP1000 nuclear project in in South Carolina, the company said in a statement on 12 January 2018.

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15.01.2018_No1 / Insider

Euratom: Industry Softens Stance As Government Lays Out Plans For Transition

15 Jan (NucNet): The UK’s nuclear industry has welcomed a government commitment to continuity with existing arrangements with Euratom, Europe’s nuclear safety and research watchdog, a softening of its earlier stance that the UK needed to stay in the group to protect vital nuclear research and new-build projects, and to make sure access to nuclear fuel and medical isotopes is not disrupted.

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12.01.2018_No9 / News in Brief

Swedish Regulator To Announce Nuclear Repository Decision By End Of January

12 Jan (NucNet): The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, or SSM, expects to make a final decision on plans to develop an encapsulation facility and final repository for spent nuclear fuel on 23 January 2018.

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12.01.2018_No9 / News in Brief

UK And Japan Close To Agreeing £15 Billion Investment In Wylfa Newydd, Say Reports

12 Jan (NucNet): The governments of the UK and Japan are set to extend a combined £15bn (€16.8bn, $20.4bn) in loans and investment for Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project in Wales, according to unconfirmed reports in Japanese media.

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