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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano passes away

Published: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:17:32 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency announced today the passing of its director general, Yukiya Amano. His term in office was due to end in late 2021, but Amano, who was 72, had been planning to step down from the post, which he had held for almost ten years, the agency said.


Russia’s Kalinin units resume operation

Published: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 20:00:28 GMT

All three units that were disconnected from the grid last week at the Kalinin nuclear power plant are now supplying electricity as normal, Russia's Rosenergoatom announced on 20 July. Kalinin units 1, 2 and 4 had lost connection with the network on 18 July after a transformer switch short circuited. The switchgear has since been repaired.


CNL starts Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative

Published: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:33:37 GMT

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has launched a new research and development programme to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada. The Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative will provide reactor vendors access to world-class research facilities, it said.


CNNC launches demonstration SMR project

Published: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:28:38 GMT

China National Nuclear Corporation has announced the launch of a project to construct an ACP100 small modular reactor at Changjiang in Hainan province. Construction of the demonstration unit - also referred to as the Linglong One design - is scheduled to begin by the end of this year.


US regulator seeks to improve efficiency

Published: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:13:20 GMT

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a reduction in the frequency and scope of inspections at the country's more than 90 nuclear power units to help reduce costs and improve efficiency. In response, the Nuclear Energy Institute said "smarter regulations" can help nuclear plant owners and operators allocate time and resources to areas that most impact safety.


Kalinin and Beloyarsk outages due to non-nuclear faults, says Rosenergoatom

Published: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:50:16 GMT

Russia's Rosenergoatom has explained the recent unplanned shutdowns at its Kalinin and Beloyarsk nuclear power plants, which have attracted media interest. Rosenergoatom, which is the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said both incidents were caused by electrical faults unrelated to the nuclear equipment.


Olkiluoto faces further delay to July 2020

Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:01:56 GMT

Commissioning of the EPR at Olkiluoto in Finland has been delayed again, this time by six months to July 2020, utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said yesterday. The new date was given in an updated schedule for the OL3 EPR unit from the plant supplier Areva-Siemens Consortium.


Rio Tinto completes Rössing sale to China

Published: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:40:35 GMT

Rio Tinto has completed the sale of Rössing, the world's longest-running open pit uranium mine, to China National Uranium Corporation Limited for an initial cash payment of USD6.5 million plus a contingent payment of up to USD100 million.


US Senate committee passes bill promoting advanced reactors

Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:43:20 GMT

A bill supporting advanced nuclear reactors was among 22 pieces of energy-related legislation approved by the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. 


Canada launches environmental assessment of Micro Modular Reactor

Published: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:36:40 GMT

The Canadian government has issued the notice of commencement of an environmental assessment for a small modular reactor project proposed by Global First Power with support from Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation and Ontario Power Generation. The companies described the move as a significant "first" for the Canadian nuclear industry.