World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2016

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Japanese bill seeks to support reprocessing business

Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:34:03 GMT

Rokkasho (JNFL) 68x48The Japanese cabinet has approved a bill aimed at "taking measures necessary for the steady implementation of the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel". The bill creates a new entity responsible for reprocessing and introduces a new system for funding it.


Russia strengthens nuclear research and development ties

Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:15:25 GMT

Rosatom-Kurchatov Institute - February 2016 - 48Russia's Kurchatov Institute and state nuclear corporation Rosatom have signed a cooperation agreement "to harness synergies in the joint development of promising new technologies and the modernization of existing technology in the nuclear power and energy transport sector".


Euratom to continue participation in GIF

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:42:12 GMT

An EU Council of Ministers working group has recommended the European Atomic Energy Community's (Euratom's) participation in the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) be extended for a further ten years. The final adoption of this decision by the Council of Ministers is expected soon.


Fox Lake debuts in Cameco quarterly report

Published: Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:25:59 GMT

UPDATED Cameco has reported resource figures for the Fox Lake uranium deposit for the first time, at the end of a quarter which also saw the company write down CAD 210 million ($151 million) related to its Rabbit Lake operation.


Expert groups call for Swiss repository studies to include third site

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:44:51 GMT

Two Swiss expert groups have today released reports supporting the repository siting proposals put forward by the country's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra. However, they call for further investigations to be carried out in the Nördlich Lägern region.


India joins nuclear liability convention

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:52:12 GMT

India_CSC_ratification_(IAEA-Calma)_48India yesterday deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage with the International Atomic Energy Agency.


UK regulator charts progress of event reporting

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:21:55 GMT

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation today published a list of events reported to the authority over 14 years and has concluded that "the total number has increased over recent years, but the number of those that are of nuclear safety significance has not".


Wendelstein 7-X produces first hydrogen plasma

Published: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:53:39 GMT

Merkel starts hydrogen plasma in Wendelstein 7-X - 48The Wendelstein 7-X - the world's largest stellarator-type fusion device - started scientific operation yesterday with the production of its first hydrogen plasma, the actual investigation object.


Watts Bar 2 final completion cost approved

Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:53:10 GMT

Watts_Bar_2_fuel_loading_(TVA)_48The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has approved the expenditure of a further $200 million on the completion of Watts Bar 2, which would bring final spending on the project to a total of up to $4.7 billion.


Nuclear tax and low prices continue to impact Vattenfall

Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:48:56 GMT

Swedish utility Vattenfall has announced a loss of SEK19.8 billion ($2.4 billion) in 2015, its third consecutive annual loss. It attributed this partly to continued low electricity prices and unprofitable Swedish nuclear power reactors.