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Thai and Vietnamese institutes agree to cooperate

Nuclear Policies

17 May 2016

VinAtom-TINT - May 2016 - 48An agreement to cooperate in using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes has been signed between the national nuclear research institutes of Thailand and Vietnam.

Vessel integrity tests extend Beznau 1 outage

Regulation and Safety

04 May 2016

Beznau 1 - 48Proving the integrity of the reactor pressure vessel of unit 1 of Switzerland's Beznau nuclear power plant is taking longer than originally expected, owner Axpo said. It now expects to be given regulatory approval to restart the unit by the end of this year.

UK think tank urges nuclear innovation

Nuclear Policies

28 April 2016

A think tank has urged the British government to spend money earmarked for nuclear R&D on ensuring that at least three advanced reactors including at least one small modular reactor (SMR) and a Generation IV design have completed regulatory assessment by the early 2020s.

NDA awards contracts to support decommissioning research

Waste and Recycling

11 May 2016

Research and development framework contracts worth up to £12 million ($17 million) have been awarded to a series of consortia involving over 70 organizations by the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Australia joins fourth generation reactor forum

Nuclear Policies

03 May 2016

Australia is to become the 14th member of the Generation IV International Forum. In addition to accepting Australia's entry, last week the forum's policy group also elected a new chairman.

British firms extend cooperation with China

Corporate

07 April 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler-CNEC - April 2016 - 48Amec Foster Wheeler has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Corporation on cooperation in nuclear energy. Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce has signed contracts with China National Nuclear Corporation covering technical training.