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New energy policy reverses Korea's nuclear phase-out

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 12:04:11 GMT

South Korea's government has laid out a new energy policy which aims to maintain nuclear's share of the country's energy mix at a minimum of 30% by 2030. It also calls for the construction of units 3 and 4 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant to resume after design work was suspended in 2017 due to uncertainties about government policy on the construction of new reactors.


Consultation on plans to approve Sizewell C environmental permits

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:14:55 GMT

The Environment Agency has launched a 12-week public consultation on its proposed decision to grant three permits relating to the planned Sizewell C nuclear power plant in eastern England in the UK. It says that each of the permits would be needed for the operation of the power station.


New centre provides nuclear medicine to Jamaican public

Published: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:55:20 GMT

Jamaica has opened its first public nuclear medicine centre with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Rays of Hope initiative. The centre, at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Kingston, will provide diagnosis and treatment for cancer and other diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases.


Rolls-Royce narrows search for site of first SMR factory

Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 10:49:59 GMT

Rolls-Royce SMR has shortlisted six potential locations in the UK for the first of three factories for the manufacture of its small modular reactor power plants. The first plant will produce the vessels for the 470 MWe pressurised water reactor.


Refurbishment for Atucha 1

Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 13:11:29 GMT

Argentina is preparing to refurbish Atucha I, the first nuclear power reactor in South America, so that it may generate power for a further 20 years. A framework to regulate the work has been agreed.


GLE working with US companies to support laser enrichment commercialisation

Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 15:32:32 GMT

Global Laser Enrichment has executed of a non-binding Letter of Intent with Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress to develop areas of mutual interest and cooperation in the nuclear fuel supply chain. It recently executed a similar LOI with Constellation Energy Generation.


Hot metal for Akkuyu 4

Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 14:28:34 GMT

The Atomenergomash factory in Volgodonsk, Russia is manufacturing the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel for Turkey's Akkuyu 4.


IAEA working with Australia on safeguards for nuclear subs: Grossi

Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 12:27:02 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency is already working with Australia on the "complex" issue of ensuring nuclear safeguards in relation to its proposed acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines under the trilateral AUKUS partnership, the organisation's Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today.


IAEA assesses ageing management at Dutch research reactor

Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:51:06 GMT

A team of seven international experts visited the High Flux Reactor in Petten, the Netherlands, on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency to examine the way in which operator the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group manages the ageing of its installations.


DOE amends Civil Nuclear Credit programme criteria

Published: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:57:17 GMT

The US Department of Energy has amended eligibility criteria for the current award cycle under its USD6 billion programme to support the continued operation of US nuclear reactors under threat of premature closure, and extended the deadline for submissions. The revision was one of those requested by California Governor Gavin Newsom as the state considers delaying the planned closure of its only nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon.