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Darlington to supply molybdenum-99

Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:23:00 GMT

BWXT_OPG_Mo99_(BWXT)-48Ontario Power Generation's Darlington nuclear power plant is to produce molybdenum-99 for use in new technetium-99m generators designed by BWX Technologies Inc. The Candu plant will be the first large-scale commercial nuclear power plant in the world to produce Mo-99.


UK regulator reports on progress in 2017-2018

Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:05:01 GMT

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has published its annual report highlighting the extent of its regulatory activities. These included more than 1000 inspections, design acceptance confirmation for a new reactor, ongoing modernisation of its regulations, and its participation in the first European topical peer review on ageing management of nuclear power plants.


Regulator details Taishan 1 commissioning schedule

Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:45:29 GMT

Taishan 1 and 2 - November 2017 - 48Unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant is expected to be connected to the grid next month and achieve full-power operation by September, according to China's nuclear safety regulator. The unit, which achieved first criticality earlier this month, is expected to become the first EPR reactor to enter commercial operation, which it is scheduled to later this year.


Full-scale tests to start soon at Finnish repository

Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:49:03 GMT

Disposal canister - 48Finnish waste management company Posiva said it will soon begin the full-scale final disposal test for used nuclear fuel at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility. The test is designed to demonstrate that the final disposal process will work as planned, a condition for obtaining an operating licence for the repository under construction at Olkiluoto.


GE Power starts Arabelle production for Hinkley Point C

Published: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:28:43 GMT

Arabelle steam turbine rotor for HPC - 48GE Power's Steam Power and EDF Energy have reached a key project milestone with the start of manufacturing of the first rotor of the Arabelle steam turbine at GE's Belfort, France, centre of excellence for the Hinkley Point C project in England. The contract, awarded in May 2016, is on track to have its first 1770 MWe EPR reactor unit completed by 2025, GE said today.


UK audit office sees progress at Sellafield

Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:23:34 GMT

Work to reduce risk and high hazard at Sellafield has "taken an encouraging turn for the better", the UK's National Audit Office concludes in a report published today. Sellafield, in northwest England, is the largest and most hazardous nuclear site on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority estate, accounting for 75% of the long-term cost estimate.


EU must support extended use of reactors, says Foratom

Published: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:36:17 GMT

Foratom, the European nuclear trade body, has called on the European Commission and other EU institutions to recognise and reward the long-term operation of nuclear power reactors in their role to help Europe meet its climate targets.


Genkai unit 4 supplying power again

Published: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:17:27 GMT

Genkai plant - 48Unit 4 of Kyushu Electric Power Company's Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture today became the ninth Japanese reactor to resume power generation. The 1180 MWe pressurised water reactor is expected to re-enter commercial operation in mid-July.


DOE funding for advanced nuclear technology R&D

Published: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:13:52 GMT

The US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Nuclear Energy has awarded nearly USD64 million to 89 projects for nuclear energy research, facility access and crosscutting technology and infrastructure development. The funds will be provided to DOE national laboratories, industry and 39 US universities in 29 states.


Tests begin on Framatome accident-tolerant fuel

Published: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:32:51 GMT

ATR_test_loading_(INL)-48Framatome's accident-tolerant fuel is now being tested in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at Idaho National Laboratory, the US Department of Energy has announced. The fuel is being developed through a US Department of Energy programme which aims to commercialise ATF by 2025.