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Low-carbon displaces coal in Poland's plan

Nuclear Policies

21 August 2014

Belchtow coal mine and power plant (Greenpeace Polska - Bogusz Bilewski) 74x48Poland will reduce dependence on brown and black coal by introducing nuclear power and renewables, according a draft energy policy to 2050 released for consultation.

Grid connection for first Fuqing unit

New Nuclear

21 August 2014

Fuqing 1 grid connection 48Unit 1 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming China National Nuclear Corporation's tenth operating power reactor. It is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of the year.

Helium fan produced for Chinese HTR-PM

New Nuclear

19 August 2014

HTR helium turbine 48A prototype helium fan for use in China's HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled reactor has successfully completed testing. A demonstration plant based on twin HTR-PM units is currently under construction at Shidaowan, Shandong province.

AP1000s mooted for Utah site

New Nuclear

21 August 2014

Westinghouse and Blue Castle Holdings have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000 plant at Green River in Utah.

Reactor internals installed at Sanmen AP1000

New Nuclear

20 August 2014

Sanmen 1 internals (CNNC) 72x48At Sanmen 1 the first components of the reactor itself have been put into position after a year of preparation. The reactor internals are steel structures sit within the reactor pressure vessel and will support the fuel assemblies and control rods.

IAEA praises Jordanian progress

Nuclear Policies

18 August 2014

Jordan has made "notable progress" in developing its nuclear infrastructure, a mission led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has found. The team made several recommendations to the country for developing this further.