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Australia joins fourth generation reactor forum

Published: Tue, 03 May 2016 16:05:04 GMT

Australia is to become the 14th member of the Generation IV International Forum. In addition to accepting Australia's entry, last week the forum's policy group also elected a new chairman.


Swedish regulator makes significant progress, says IAEA

Published: Tue, 03 May 2016 14:04:27 GMT

Sweden has made "significant improvements in its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety", an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded. However, it warned of potential new challenges ahead.


Westinghouse expands fuel production capacity

Published: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:34:57 GMT

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the expansion of its nuclear fuel factory in Västerås, Sweden. The US-based firm, which is majority-owned by Japan's Toshiba, said the expansion is a response to growing demand for nuclear fuel supply diversification for VVER-1000 reactors in Europe.


Site shortlisted for Australian waste facility

Published: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:25:23 GMT

The Australian government has shortlisted a voluntarily nominated site in Barndioota, South Australia, as a possible site for a national radioactive waste management facility, minister for resources and energy Josh Frydenberg announced today.


Regulatory milestone for US central storage facility

Published: Tue, 03 May 2016 12:23:03 GMT

WCS_application_submission_(Areva)-48An application for a licence to construct and operate a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel in Texas has been submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).


UK think tank urges nuclear innovation

Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:25:05 GMT

A think tank has urged the British government to spend money earmarked for nuclear R&D on ensuring that at least three advanced reactors including at least one small modular reactor (SMR) and a Generation IV design have completed regulatory assessment by the early 2020s.


Proposal for financing German nuclear phase-out

Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:38:56 GMT

The commission reviewing the financing of Germany's nuclear phase-out has recommended to the government that the reactor owners pay some EUR23.3 billion ($26.4 billion) into a state-owned fund for decommissioning of the plants and managing radioactive waste.


Suspended Bell Bend project clears environmental review

Published: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:11:21 GMT

Environmental impacts would not prevent the issuance of a licence to build and operate the proposed Bell Bend nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers have concluded. However, other reviews in the licensing process for the project have been suspended.


International support for rehabilitation of Chernobyl site

Published: Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:54:28 GMT

A crucial project at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant can now proceed to its final stages thanks to additional pledges by the international donor community at a conference in Kiev yesterday. On the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and President of the European Council Donald Tusk held talks by telephone during which Tusk underlined the EU's "comprehensive support" to Ukraine in overcoming the consequences of the disaster.


Toshiba expects $2.3 billion write-down on Westinghouse

Published: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:29:33 GMT

Japan's Toshiba Corporation announced today it expects to take an impairment charge of JPY260 billion ($2.3 billion) for part of the goodwill of its US-based nuclear power subsidiary Westinghouse Electric Company.