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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


CNNC completes design of district heating reactor

CNNC completes design of district heating reactor

The preliminary design of the Yanlong swimming pool-type low-temperature reactor for district heating has been completed, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced yesterday.

New Nuclear 07 September 2018


Project to demonstrate hydrogen production using IMSR

Project to demonstrate hydrogen production using IMSR

Terrestrial Energy USA has partnered with utility Southern Company and several US Department of Energy national laboratories to investigate the production of hydrogen using its Integral Molten Salt Reactor.

New Nuclear 06 September 2018


Indonesia extends nuclear cooperation with China

Indonesia extends nuclear cooperation with China

Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency has signed an agreement with China's Tsinghua University to cooperate on human resources capacity building.

Nuclear Policies 31 August 2018


US regulators discuss smaller SMR emergency zones

US regulators discuss smaller SMR emergency zones

UPDATED - The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that Tennessee Valley Authority's methodology can be used in the future to determine if a reduced emergency planning zone is justified for small modular reactors, a spokesman for the Commission told World Nuclear News today.
 

Regulation & Safety 28 August 2018


Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Government support is required in order to stimulate private investment in the development of small-scale nuclear power projects in the UK, according to a report produced by an independent advisory group.

Nuclear Policies 08 August 2018


Funding for US advanced nuclear technology projects

Funding for US advanced nuclear technology projects

The US Department of Energy has selected nine projects to receive almost USD20 million in funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies.

Nuclear Policies 11 July 2018


First partner announced for New Brunswick SMR project

First partner announced for New Brunswick SMR project

The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation yesterday announced Advanced Reactor Concepts as its first partner in a nuclear research cluster that will work on R&D of SMR technology in the Canadian province.

New Nuclear 10 July 2018


US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

US project to recycle naval fuel gets Senate approval

The US Senate has approved a proposal for a USD15 million pilot programme to recycle used naval nuclear fuel for use as fuel in advanced nuclear reactors. The proposal was adopted by 87 votes to 9.

Waste & Recycling 22 June 2018


NuScale says its SMR promises cost savings

NuScale says its SMR promises cost savings

NuScale SMR cross section 48NuScale Power announced today that its small modular reactor can generate 20% more power than originally planned, according to advanced testing and modelling tools that helped the Oregon, USA-headquartered company identify "optimisation opportunities".

New Nuclear 06 June 2018