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Westinghouse micro-reactor feasible option for Canada, study finds

Published: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 23:40:50 GMT

The eVinci micro-reactor can provide necessary, clean and cost-competitive energy to decentralised, off-grid markets in Canada, a feasibility report prepared by Bruce Power and Westinghouse has found.


UK government adopts new financing model for nuclear projects

Published: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 15:06:03 GMT

The Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill, which will use the Regulated Asset Base model to fund future nuclear power stations in the UK, has today been set out by the country's Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. The new funding model is expected to attract a wider range of private investment into new nuclear power projects, cutting the cost of financing them and reducing the cost to consumers.


US Air Force confirms site for first microreactor

Published: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 15:39:12 GMT

The US Air Force has confirmed the Eielson base in Alaska as the facility planned to host its first small nuclear power plant. A microreactor of up to 5 MWe could be operational there as soon as 2027, according to Eielson.


Report highlights nuclear's contribution to SDGs

Published: Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:30:14 GMT

Nuclear industry organisations from around the world have today published a report highlighting the contributions made by nuclear towards achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The report notes nuclear contributes to each of the 17 goals.


Installation of containment starts at Chinese SMR

Published: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 11:26:12 GMT

The steel containment vessel bottom head has been installed for the ACP100 small modular reactor demonstration project at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's island province of Hainan. China National Nuclear Corporation said the milestone lays a solid foundation for the subsequent construction of the main structure of what it says will be the world's first land-based commercial SMR.


Mihama 3 offline for completion of terrorism countermeasures

Published: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 15:07:19 GMT

Kansai Electric Power Company took unit 3 of its Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture offline on 23 October as it could not meet today's deadline set by regulators to implement antiterrorism measures. The reactor - which was restarted in June - is expected to remain offline for 13 months whilst the measures are completed.


Primorsky named as possible nuclear power plant location

Published: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 14:56:20 GMT

Grid development in Russia's Far East will create more opportunities for nuclear energy, Deputy Energy Minister Yevgeny Grabchak said, noting that plans for a new nuclear power plant in Primorsky are being drawn up.


Clean-up set to start at Uzbek legacy uranium sites

Published: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 13:53:05 GMT

Preparations for the environmental remediation of former uranium mining sites at Yangiabad and Charkesar are set to begin following the signing of a EUR2.0 million (USD2.3 million) grant agreement between the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia and the government of Uzbekistan.


Lightbridge fuel moves closer to irradiation testing

Published: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:56:44 GMT

Lightbridge Ltd has completed work to design an experiment for the irradiation of samples of its metallic fuel material in the Advanced Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory. The work was carried out in collaboration with INL under the US Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear voucher programme and marks a milestone towards testing of the material in the reactor.


Georgia Power revises Vogtle in-service dates

Published: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:54:13 GMT

Georgia Power has shifted back by three months the schedule for the Vogtle 3 and 4 expansion project, citing the need for extra time to address construction challenges and to allow for comprehensive testing. An in-service date in the third quarter of 2022 is now projected for Vogtle 3, with Vogtle 4's in-service date set for the second quarter of 2023.