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Initiative launched for management of sealed sources

Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:41:52 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced a concept for creating qualified technical centres for the long-term management of disused sealed radioactive sources.


Russia and Paraguay forge closer nuclear power ties

Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:41:03 GMT

ARRN-Rosatom - September 2017 - 48Russia and Paraguay have signed an agreement on cooperation for peaceful use of nuclear power. The document was signed yesterday, in Vienna, during the 61st International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference, by Alexey Likhachov, director-general of Rosatom, and César Cardozo Román, minister and executive secretary of the National Radiological and Nuclear Control Agency of Paraguay.


China plans further high temperature reactor innovation

Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:12:43 GMT

China is moving rapidly towards using nuclear power as an industrial heat source and as a direct replacement for coal, Yulong Wu, CEO of Chinergy, told a side event at the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) General Conference today.


NuScale highlights non-power uses of its SMR

Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:17:34 GMT

Thomas Bergman - NuScale - Sympo 2017 - 48The NuScale Power Module design has "some unique features that help with alternative uses of nuclear power", Thomas Bergman, NuScale's vice president for regulatory affairs, told the World Nuclear Association's Symposium, held in London last week. The company has completed five collaborative studies on non-power applications of its small modular reactor (SMR) technology, he said.


European group calls for JCPOA support

Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:46:14 GMT

JCPOA_negotiations_2015_(Python-EU)-48Seventy-six European leaders from 20 countries have called on the US Administration to preserve the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. In a statement issued by the European Leadership Network think tank, they also urge the JCPOA's European signatories to make clear their continued support for the nuclear deal.


Amano to stay until 2021

Published: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:48:12 GMT

Yukia Amano - 48Yukiya Amano was appointed to serve another term as director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency at its General Conference today. He took up the role in 2009 and is now to stay until late 2021.


Australia becomes active member of GIF

Published: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:13:23 GMT

Adi_Paterson_GIF_180917-(Ansto)-48Australia has formally acceded to the Framework Agreement of the Generation IV International Forum, an international task force set up to develop and design the next generation of nuclear energy systems. Accession allows Australia, which has no nuclear power program of its own, to become actively engaged in R&D projects related to Generation IV systems.


Komarov explains nuclear's role in energy mix

Published: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:05:15 GMT

The perception that renewable energy is cheaper than nuclear power is only "half true", Kirill Komarov, Rosatom's first deputy director-general, said in a televised interview with Ian King, business presenter at Sky News, this week. "If you combine all the elements you need to establish connection to the grid for renewables, you need to pay additionally for some backup facilities. If you combine all these you will see that nuclear is still, minimum, twice as cheap as wind and, minimum, three times cheaper than solar," Komarov said.


Fennovoima sees delay in licensing of Hanhikivi 1

Published: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:10:14 GMT

Hanhikivi with AES-2006 48Finland's Fennovoima now expects to receive the construction licence for its planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in 2019. The company had previously expected to start construction of the plant next year, but the review of documentation related to its application is taking longer than originally envisaged.


Westinghouse to supply upgrade systems to Zaporozhe

Published: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:43:31 GMT

Zaporozhe_(Energoatom)-48Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukrainian national nuclear generator Energoatom to supply monitoring instrumentation systems to the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant, as part of a long-term safety upgrade program.