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Urenco to enrich reprocessed uranium

Uranium and Fuel

05 July 2018

Urenco_EDF_signing-(Urenco)-48Urenco is to provide enrichment services to EDF to support the recycling of uranium recovered from used nuclear fuel in French nuclear reactors under a new contract announced yesterday.

Framatome to supply EDF with reprocessed uranium fuel

Uranium and Fuel

25 May 2018

Framatome has signed a contract to design, fabricate and supply fuel assemblies using enriched reprocessed uranium to French utility EDF between 2023 and 2032. Framatome noted the project is subject to administrative and regulatory authorisations.

Further delay to completion of Rokkasho facilities

Waste and Recycling

28 December 2017

Rokkasho (JNFL) 68x48Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced a further three-year delay in the schedule for completing the Rokkasho reprocessing plant and J-MOX mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant. The delay is due to additional regulatory requirements.

Progress for Orano fuel cycle projects

Corporate

25 June 2018

E_Philippe_Shenzhen_22_June_(David-Matignon)-48China National Nuclear Corporation subsidiary CNLA and Orano Projects, a subsidiary of French nuclear company Orano, have agreed on preparatory works for a Chinese plant to process and recycle used nuclear fuel, Orano announced today. Orano is also reported to be planning investments in its French uranium conversion facility.

UK seeks to improve decommissioning policy

Waste and Recycling

10 May 2018

The UK government has launched an open consultation on the future regulation of nuclear sites in the final stages of decommissioning and clean-up. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said the consultation seeks to enable a "more flexible approach that can optimise waste management, thereby realising environmental benefits and reducing costs".

UAE nuclear operator committed to safety, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

06 October 2017

Barakah 1 and 2 - May 2017 - 48The operator of the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power plant - the first two units of which are due to start up next year - has shown a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, the team identified areas where further improvements in operational safety may be achieved.