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Core catcher on its way to Belarus 2

New Nuclear

31 July 2014

Ostrovets 1 core catcher 48The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology has started preparing the core melt trap, or core catcher, for shipment to the site of the Belarus nuclear power plant, near Ostrovets.

First criticality for Chinese reactor

New Nuclear

24 July 2014

Fuqing 1 first criticality 48Unit 1 of the Fuqing plant in China's Fujian province has moved closer to commissioning by achieving a sustained chain reaction.

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS "energy association" that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute.

US Senate adopts Vietnam agreement

Nuclear Policies

28 July 2014

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has passed legislation approving a 123 agreement on nuclear cooperation with Vietnam.

Russia targets 2030 for BN-1200

New Nuclear

22 July 2014

Russia plans to start construction of three BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactors before 2030, the director general of Rosenergoatom, Evgeny Romanov, said on 21 July.

Small reactor developers assess UK-US collaboration

New Nuclear

15 July 2014

Three companies developing small nuclear power reactor technology have debated whether US and UK regulators – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Office for Nuclear Regulation – ought to work together to smooth their path through the licensing process.