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UK details commitment to advanced nuclear technologies

UK details commitment to advanced nuclear technologies

The UK government has updated its policy paper on advanced nuclear technologies, which it says have the potential to play an important part of its Industrial Strategy.

Nuclear Policies 09 November 2018


Canada SMR Roadmap signals 'call to action'

Canada SMR Roadmap signals 'call to action'

Canada is well positioned to become a global leader in the development and deployment of small modular reactor technology, Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi said yesterday at the release of a report outlining the potential applications for SMRs in the country.
 

New Nuclear 08 November 2018


First reactor on Russia's floating plant starts up

First reactor on Russia's floating plant starts up

One of the two reactors aboard Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, has achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The second reactor will be started up and tests carried out before the plant is towed to Pevek next year.

New Nuclear 05 November 2018


Idaho proposed for HALEU fuel fabrication

Idaho proposed for HALEU fuel fabrication

The US Department of Energy is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment for a proposal to fabricate nuclear fuel at Idaho National Laboratory to support US efforts to develop and deploy new reactor technologies.

Uranium & Fuel 02 November 2018


Viewpoint: The advantages of Small Modular Reactors

Viewpoint: The advantages of Small Modular Reactors

The size of a small modular reactor gives it several advantages over large conventional nuclear power plant designs. Here, Vincent Zabielski, senior lawyer at Pillsbury Shaw Pittman, looks at what the future might hold for SMRs.

Perspectives 29 October 2018


IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The design was the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

New Nuclear 17 October 2018


Russia loads fuel into floating power plant

Russia loads fuel into floating power plant

Russia yesterday completed loading fuel into the two reactors of its first floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov.

New Nuclear 03 October 2018


HTR-PM steam generator passes pressure tests

HTR-PM steam generator passes pressure tests

The first steam generator for China's demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) has completed air pressure tests, confirming its integrity, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

New Nuclear 02 October 2018


NuScale SMR enters first manufacturing phase

NuScale SMR enters first manufacturing phase

NuScale Power has selected BWX Technologies Inc as the first manufacturer of its small modular reactor. This marks the transition to the manufacturing phase and represents major progress in bringing the technology to market, NuScale said yesterday.

New Nuclear 26 September 2018


Nuclear industry faces wake-up call, says IAEA's Chudakov

Nuclear industry faces wake-up call, says IAEA's Chudakov

The future of nuclear energy depends on the industry’s readiness to address the seven factors influencing its prospects, the deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said last week.

Energy & Environment 14 September 2018