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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.

Russia and Argentina sign nuclear power agreement

Nuclear Policies

14 July 2014

Russia-Argentina July 2014 48Russia and Argentina have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy.

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.

Amec to advise on Polish plant

Corporate

08 July 2014

Amec Nuclear UK has been selected as technical adviser to provide support for the program to build Poland's first nuclear power plant.