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Regulator backs Fukushima water discharge plan

Published: Wed, 18 May 2022 11:54:31 GMT

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has endorsed Tokyo Electric Power Company's plan to discharge treated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. It will give its official approval of the plan following a 30-day public comment period.


Review of Finnish used fuel disposal facility licence begins

Published: Wed, 18 May 2022 10:51:19 GMT

Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority has started reviewing Posiva Oy's operating licence application for the world's first used fuel disposal facility after concluding the company has provided sufficient material.


French regulator gives update on corrosion issue

Published: Wed, 18 May 2022 13:40:32 GMT

Bernard Doroszczuk, President of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, told a parliamentary hearing that the "discovery of unexpected stress corrosion" had led to checks of 35 welds so far, a third of the total to be examined by the end of June.


Contracts to demo novel space propulsion technologies

Published: Wed, 18 May 2022 14:40:21 GMT

The US Defense Innovation Unit has awarded contracts to Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies and Avalanche Energy to demonstrate the next generation of nuclear propulsion and power capability for small spacecraft.


Korean conglomerate to cooperate with TerraPower

Published: Tue, 17 May 2022 13:29:07 GMT

South Korea's SK Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TerraPower of the USA to jointly develop "next-generational technologies" needed for small modular reactors.


UK reprocessing plant to end operations

Published: Tue, 17 May 2022 13:14:29 GMT

The Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will end its operations in July, marking the completion of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Magnox Operating Programme.


In pictures: Refurb of 125-metre cooling tower at Mochovce

Published: Tue, 17 May 2022 13:09:52 GMT

Slovenské Elektrárne has released a series of photos of work on a cooling tower at unit 1 of the nuclear power plant which has extended its life to 2060 and enabled an increase in power output.


MIT expands fusion collaboration

Published: Tue, 17 May 2022 14:56:05 GMT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Plasma Science and Fusion Center is to expand its fusion energy research and education activities under a new five-year agreement with its spinout company Commonwealth Fusion Systems.


Final environmental impact statement for US Versatile Test Reactor

Published: Mon, 16 May 2022 11:28:22 GMT

Idaho National Laboratory has been identified as the preferred site for the construction and operation of the sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor in the Final Environmental Impact Statement released by the US Department of Energy.


ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot passes away

Published: Mon, 16 May 2022 15:04:26 GMT

Tributes have been paid to ITER Organization Director-General Dr Bernard Bigot, after his death at the age of 72 was announced by the organisation which is building the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project in southern France.