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Kansai seeks operating life extension for Takahama units

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:06:35 GMT

Kansai Electric Power has announced it will apply for regulatory approval to extend the operating life of Takahama units 3 and 4 by a further 20 years. The company has also announced plans to replace the steam generators at the two pressurised water reactor units.


KHNP, Candu Energy to cooperate in decommissioning

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:28:02 GMT

A Memorandum of Understanding between Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy will see the two companies cooperate in areas such as decommissioning waste and digital twins, and work together on a system to exchange technology, information and experience.
 


Yakutia nuclear icebreaker launched

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 15:53:35 GMT

A launch ceremony at the Baltic Shipyard saw Victoria Abramchenko, a Deputy Prime Minister with a brief covering environmental issues, become the 'godmother' of the Yakutia and President Vladimir Putin give the command to launch the icebreaker by video.


Fortum and Helen to explore cooperation on SMRs

Published: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:17:06 GMT

Finnish firms Fortum and Helen have announced a joint study to explore possible collaboration in new nuclear power, especially small modular reactors.


Peninsula Energy to restart Wyoming uranium operation

Published: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:42:47 GMT

The company's Board of Directors has made the financial investment decision that will see production activities begin at the Lance project during the first quarter of 2023, for delivery into existing offtake contracts in the final quarter of the year.
 


Ukraine 'doing everything possible to restore nuclear generation as soon as possible'

Published: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:53:18 GMT

All four of Ukraine's operating nuclear power plants were automatically disconnected from the power grid on Wednesday "as a result of a decrease in frequency in the power system" caused by missile strikes damaging the country's energy infrastructure.


China celebrates first enhanced heat flux first wall panel for ITER

Published: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:53:09 GMT

China National Nuclear Corp's Southwestern Institute of Physics says that the first piece of the enhanced heat flux first wall for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor has been produced, with its core indicators better than design requirements.


US facilities mark waste disposal progress

Published: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 15:58:55 GMT

The first transuranic waste has been placed in a new panel at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. Meanwhile, the capacity of a landfill disposal facility for waste and radioactively contaminated debris from decontamination and demolition work at Idaho National Laboratory is to be increased.
 


Japan and Poland to begin work on high-temperature reactor design

Published: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:44:18 GMT

A new agreement between the Japan Atomic Energy Agency and Polish National Centre for Nuclear Research has added the basic design of a research reactor to their ongoing collaborative R&D on high-temperature gas-cooled reactor technology.


TVEL to supply Egypt research reactor fuel components

Published: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:40:53 GMT

The agreement between Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, part of Russia’s TVEL, and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency, is for supplies of low-enriched fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor.