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Molten salt irradiation test completed at Petten

Molten salt irradiation test completed at Petten

An irradiation test on molten nuclear fuel salts inside the High Flux Reactor has been completed at Petten in the Netherlands. The results will yield new data on the safe operation of molten salt reactors.

New Nuclear 18 September 2019


French-developed SMR design unveiled

French-developed SMR design unveiled

A new small modular reactor (SMR) design has been announced by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, EDF, Naval Group and TechnicAtome. The Nuward - with a capacity of 300-400 MWe - has been jointly developed using France's experience in pressurised water reactors.

New Nuclear 17 September 2019


Japanese firms explore collaboration on BWRs

Japanese firms explore collaboration on BWRs

Japanese utilities Tokyo Electric Power Company and Chubu Electric Power Company have today signed a basic agreement with Hitachi and Toshiba to discuss potential collaboration on boiling water reactors (BWRs).

Corporate 28 August 2019


Korean reactor design certified for use in USA

Korean reactor design certified for use in USA

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400. The certificate states that the NRC finds the APR-1400 design fully meets US safety requirements.

Regulation & Safety 27 August 2019


Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has initiated a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 22 May 2019


US NRC set to certify APR-1400 reactor design

US NRC set to certify APR-1400 reactor design

CORRECTED - The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has said it will issue a direct final rule certifying the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR-1400). The certification, valid for 15 years, will state that the NRC finds the design fully acceptable for deployment in the USA.

Regulation & Safety 01 May 2019


South Korea starts up second APR-1400

South Korea starts up second APR-1400

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has started up its new Shin Kori 4 reactor and plans to connect it to the electricity grid at the end of this month. It is the second APR-1400 design unit to start up of a planned global fleet of at least 10.

New Nuclear 18 April 2019


Russia completes upgrade of third Smolensk RBMK

Russia completes upgrade of third Smolensk RBMK

Rosatom has announced completion of life-extending  modernisation work at unit 3 of the Smolensk nuclear power plant, the last of three RBMK-1000 reactors at the site in western Russia. The other two units are already set for an extended period of operation of 15 years.

Corporate 28 March 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 nears physical start-up

Novovoronezh II-2 nears physical start-up

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia has been brought to minimum controlled power level, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced today.

New Nuclear 25 March 2019