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First steam generator for Karachi 3

The first steam generator has been hoisted into place at Pakistan's Karachi unit 3, using an improved version of the "pre-introduction" method, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals

Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals

Climate impacts are intensifying by the day and the global nuclear sector must do more to position itself as a part of a larger coalition of technologies that are being mobilised in the climate fight. However, changes in energy policy, including in the USA, are needed in order to achieve the aims of the industry's Harmony Programme.

Read more from Josh Freed, vice president of Third Way's Clean Energy Programme, in our latest Viewpoint.

21 August 2018


First permits issued for Swiss exploratory boreholes

First permits issued for Swiss exploratory boreholes

Switzerland's national radioactive waste disposal cooperative Nagra has been granted permits for carrying out the first three exploratory boreholes in its search for potential sites to host two geological repositories.

Waste & Recycling 21 August 2018


2017 "exceptional" for India Department of Atomic Energy

2017 "exceptional" for India Department of Atomic Energy

The public sector undertakings and industrial units of India's Department of Atomic Energy performed "exceptionally well" in 2017, DAE chairman and secretary Sekhar Basu said on 15 August.

Corporate 20 August 2018


Second meeting for US-Korea High Level Commission

Second meeting for US-Korea High Level Commission

Senior delegates from nuclear energy-related ministries and organisations in South Korea and the USA met on 16 August in Washington DC, in the second plenary meeting of the High Level Bilateral Commission of the two countries.

Nuclear Policies 20 August 2018


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals

Viewpoint: Clean energy policies key to meeting Harmony goals

Climate impacts are intensifying by the day and the global nuclear sector must do more to position itself as a part of a larger coalition of technologies that are being mobilised in the climate fight. However, changes in energy policy, including in the USA, are needed in order to achieve the aims of the industry's Harmony Programme.

Read more from Josh Freed, vice president of Third Way's Clean Energy Programme, in our latest Viewpoint.

21 August 2018


Core catcher installation under way at Rooppur 1

Core catcher installation under way at Rooppur 1

Installation has begun of the core catcher - a passive safety system - for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced.

New Nuclear 20 August 2018


New technology maps plutonium at Sellafield

New technology maps plutonium at Sellafield

New technology for mapping plutonium hotspots is being tested at the Sellafield fuel cycle site in Cumbria, UK. The technology, developed by Cavendish Nuclear, could lead to the faster, safer and cheaper decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

Waste & Recycling 20 August 2018


Commissioning milestones at Chinese AP1000s

Commissioning milestones at Chinese AP1000s

Milestones in the start-up of two AP1000s under construction in China were met on 17 August, with Sanmen unit 2 achieving first criticality and Haiyang unit 1 being grid connected.

New Nuclear 17 August 2018


Oglethorpe to vote on Vogtle future

Oglethorpe to vote on Vogtle future

The board of Oglethorpe Power, co-owner of the Vogtle 3 and 4 construction project, is to vote by the end of September on whether to continue with the project following the announcement of increases in the project cost.

New Nuclear 17 August 2018


NuGen confirms Moorside as potential UK plant site

NuGen confirms Moorside as potential UK plant site

NuGeneration has provided information to support the Moorside site in Cumbria being carried forward into the UK government's new national policy statement as a site for a new nuclear power plant following an assessment process.

New Nuclear 17 August 2018


Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Steady growth in nuclear generation continues

Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching 2506 TWh, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. The Association says the industry is on target to meet the near-term goals of its Harmony programme.

Nuclear Policies 16 August 2018


FirstEnergy takes "unwelcome" step towards plant closures

FirstEnergy takes "unwelcome" step towards plant closures

FirstEnergy Solutions Inc has taken its next regulatory step towards the closure of the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse and Perry plants, filing plans related to their decommissioning with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
 

Corporate 16 August 2018