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Kurion completes prototype modular tritium removal system

Located in: Waste and Recycling

01 March 2016

Modular Detritation System - 48US radioactive waste management specialist Kurion has announced the completion of construction and acceptance testing of its prototype tritium management solution, the Modular Detritiation System.

Flexible systems and approaches boost safety after Fukushima

Located in: Regulation and Safety

29 February 2016

Nuclear power plants around the world now have flexible approaches to dealing with a wide range of accident scenarios," said William Magwood, director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, commenting on five years of international cooperation to improve safety after the Fukushima accident.

Westinghouse signs supply agreement with KHNP

Located in: Corporate

29 February 2016

KHNP-Westinghouse - signing - February 2016 - 48A long-term supply agreement for replacement parts for nuclear power plants has been signed between Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power and Westinghouse. KHNP expects the agreement to shorten the procurement process for such equipment.

Speaking with one voice for nuclear energy

Located in: Viewpoint

29 February 2016

The nuclear industry today stands at a critical juncture and it is time to reassess our approach to each other and the wider world if we are to make the most of our opportunities, writes Preston Swafford.

NRA approves Takahama 1 and 2 safety standards

Located in: Regulation and Safety

25 February 2016

Takahama 48Units 1 and 2 of Kansai Electric Power Company's Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture meet Japan's new safety regulations, the country's nuclear regulator has decided. Both units have already operated beyond their 40-year licence period.

EnBW granted permits for decommissioning infrastructure

Located in: Waste and Recycling

23 February 2016

UPDATED German power company EnBW has received permits for the construction of decommissioning infrastructure at its Neckarwestheim and Philippsburg nuclear power plants. The company plans to start building soon residual material treatment centres and interim site-waste storage facilities at the two sites.

Shorter outages raise EDF's nuclear generation in 2015

Located in: Corporate

16 February 2016

French utility EDF announced its 2015 full-year results today, saying that it had met all its targets despite "unfavourable market conditions". Strong performances from its French and UK reactors helped support the company.

UK scientists present 'groundbreaking' radwaste research

Located in: Waste and Recycling

15 February 2016

Scientists using the UK's synchrotron science facility - Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire, England - have presented their research into radioactive waste containment at the world's largest science conference - the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, held on 11-15 February in Washington DC. In a statement yesterday, Diamond Light Source Ltd said this work may help to inform the UK's policy on radioactive waste disposal.

Decommissioning plans submitted for three Japanese units

Located in: Waste and Recycling

12 February 2016

Tsuruga unit 1 - 48Plans for the decommissioning of three nuclear power units in Japan's Fukui Prefecture have been submitted to the country's nuclear regulator for approval. Mihama units 1 and 2 and unit 1 of the Tsuruga plant were among five reactors officially taken out of service last April.

EDF faces €100 billion reactor upgrade bill, says audit office

Located in: Regulation and Safety

11 February 2016

French utility EDF will need to spend some €100 billion ($113 billion) on upgrading its fleet of 58 nuclear power reactors by 2030, the country's state audit office has said. The upgrades are needed to meet new safety requirements and to extend the lives of the units beyond 40 years.


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