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Update for Fermi 2 simulator

Published: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:34:20 GMT

Fermi 2 simulator - 48Canadian company L3 MAPPS is to update the simulator it supplied in 2006 to Fermi 2 in Michigan. The update is being carried out under a contract with Swiss industrial technology company ABB.


Fuel loading underway at Tianwan 3

Published: Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:55:07 GMT

Tianwan 1-3 - 48Fuel loading has begun at unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province, Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has announced. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to enter commercial operation next year.


Stakeholders show interest in Canadian small reactor plans

Published: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:57:09 GMT

Chalk_River_long-term_strategy_vision_(CNL)-48Over 70 organisations have submitted responses to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' request for expressions of interest in small modular reactors, including more than 15 expressions of interest in building a prototype or demonstration reactor.


CNNC decides against Langer Heinrich buyout

Published: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:58:44 GMT

Langer Heinrich sign (Paladin) 72x48The Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia will remain under the ownership of Paladin Energy as the company goes through administration after joint venture partner CNNC Overseas Uranium Holdings decided not to exercise its option to acquire Paladin's share of the mine. Paladin owes EDF $277 million. million,


Kyrgyzstan ratifies remediation agreement

Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:22:22 GMT

Mailuu-Suu_(European_Commission)-48All the basic conditions are now in place for remediation work to begin at several uranium legacy sites in Kyrgyzstan after the country ratified a framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The European Union is to provide an initial contribution of €16.5 million ($19.4 million) for the work.


Ukraine hosts 'zero-failure fuel' working group

Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:51:09 GMT

Ukrainian state nuclear corporation Energoatom has this week hosted the working group created five years ago to achieve a zero-failure rate of nuclear fuel. The group visited the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.


USA needs 'robust' nuclear industry for security

Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:25:36 GMT

A Washington, DC-based organisation led by former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has called for greater federal-level recognition of the importance of the USA's nuclear energy supply chain to national security. In its first major report, Energy Future Initiatives recommends immediate government action to support and encourage existing and future new-build projects and strengthen the supply chain.


Mayak receives nuclear sub fuel from Andreeva Bay

Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:39:17 GMT

Mayak - arrival of sub fuel - 48The first shipment of used nuclear fuel assemblies from Russian nuclear submarines has arrived at the radiochemical plant Mayak in Chelyabinsk, near the Ural Mountains, from the former base of the Russian Northern Fleet at Andreeva Bay.


EDF ordered to check component records

Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:42:23 GMT

Areva - Creusot Forge - 48France's nuclear safety regulator has opened a public consultation on a draft decision governing the review of manufacturing files at Areva NP's Le Creusot forge. This draft decision requires EDF to examine the manufacturing records of all components produced by the facility that are in use at its operating nuclear power plants.


First steam generator in place at Vogtle

Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:11:29 GMT

Vogtle_first_SG_(Georgia_Power)-48The first steam generator has been placed in the containment of Vogtle unit 3, the first major lift carried out since Southern Nuclear took charge of oversight activities at the AP1000 construction site in Georgia.