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Ghanaian research reactor now set to run on LEU

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:18:17 GMT

GHARR-1 fuel conversion - 48The conversion of Ghana's research reactor to run on low-enriched uranium (LEU) instead of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) has been completed. It is the first of five such Chinese-supplied reactors outside of China to be converted.


UK sees steady income from decommissioning work

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:44:20 GMT

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority received more than GBP1.0 billion ($1.3 billion) of commercial income in the 2016/2017 financial year, which it says reduced the "net impact on the public purse" to GBP2.2 billion. According to its annual report and accounts, published yesterday, the exact figure was GBP1.025 billion, which was down from GBP1.094 billion in 2015/2016. Around 85% of its income, GBP612 million, came from the reprocessing and management of used fuel and waste.


TVO gains further award in Olkiluoto arbitration

Published: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:40:46 GMT

Olkiluoto 3 - August 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has been awarded a second final and binding partial award in the ongoing arbitration proceedings related to delays in the construction of the first-of-a-kind EPR unit at Olkiluoto. It follows the granting of a partial award to TVO last November.


Nuclear an 'unconditional part' of green energy balance

Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:49:56 GMT

Nuclear power has an essential role to play in achieving a 'carbon free' future, Rosatom deputy director-general Kirill Komarov said yesterday during the Expo-2017 conference in Astana, Kazakhstan.


Lawsuits against Illinois legislation dismissed

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:37:37 GMT

A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits seeking an invalidation of the State of Illinois' zero emission credit program. Introduced last year as part of the states' Future Energy Jobs bill, the program provides financial support to Exelon's Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear power plants.


First criticality achieved at Fuqing 4

Published: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:15:50 GMT

Fuqing 4 first criticality - 48Unit 4 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time on 16 July, China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The unit is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.


NRC approves safety platform for NuScale SMR

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:58:55 GMT

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that the highly integrated protection system (HIPS) platform developed for NuScale Power's small modular reactor is acceptable for use in plant safety-related instrumentation and control systems.


SNC-Lavalin and Holtec team up on SMR development

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:37:11 GMT

SMR-160_(Holtec)_48The USA's Holtec International has signed a teaming agreement with Canada's SNC-Lavalin to collaborate in the development of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor.


Belgian guarantee scheme is not state aid, says EC

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:33:28 GMT

The planned Belgian state guarantee for nuclear operators that do not find sufficient civil liability coverage on private insurance markets does not involve state aid, the European Commission has concluded. The commission said the guarantee would improve compensation for potential victims without granting any advantage to operators.


USA to launch advanced manufacturing centre

Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:48:48 GMT

Concurrent Technologies Corp plans to launch a Centre for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing to fill the "critical gap" that exists in providing proven applied advanced manufacturing technologies in the emerging field of small modular reactors and advanced reactors.