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Core catcher for Akkuyu

30 September 2014

Russia has designed an advanced core melt trap, or core catcher, for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant that is specific to conditions in Turkey, Atomenergoproekt, the principal designer for the project, said today.


TVO denied extension to decision in principle

26 September 2014

The Finnish government has decided not to grant Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) an extension to its 2010 decision in principle for the construction of a fourth unit at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Construction starts on third Barakah unit

25 September 2014

Barakah 3 first concrete 48The first safety concrete has been poured for the basemat of the containment building of the third reactor at the UAE's Barakah nuclear power plant, marking the official start of the unit's construction.

Vessel installed at Fangchenggang 2

26 September 2014

Fangchenggang 2 RPV instalation 48The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at the second unit of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi province. The unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2016.

First concrete at Russian radiochemical research centre

25 September 2014

NIIAR radiochemical lab - first concrete 48NIKIMT-Atomstroy said yesterday that it had poured first concrete for a multi-functional radiochemical research centre at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad.

Funding for UK nuclear skills

24 September 2014

Vince Cable at Dungeness 48The UK government has announced funding of £8 million ($13 million), with half coming from industry, to train the next generation of nuclear technicians and engineers.