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Further agreements flow from AtomExpo

Corporate

21 June 2017

More cooperation agreements and contracts have been signed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow. The latest agreements, with Asian and European companies, cover collaboration in a wide range of nuclear-related areas and beyond.

Final shutdown approaches for Korea's oldest reactor

Corporate

09 June 2017

Kori unit 1 - 48The permanent shutdown of unit 1 of the Kori nuclear power plant has been approved by the South Korea's nuclear safety regulator. The unit - the country's oldest operating reactor unit - will be taken offline on 19 June.

First Iter plasma chamber tool ready for shipment

New Nuclear

16 May 2017

ITER SSAT ceremony - 48The first vacuum vessel sector sub-assembly tool for the Iter fusion reactor has passed factory acceptance tests in South Korea. The tool is by far the largest custom-designed tool for the reactor, currently under construction at Cadarache in southern France.

Korea's nuclear phase-out policy takes shape

Nuclear Policies

19 June 2017

Kori 1 closing ceremony - 48South Korean president Moon Jae-in has used the permanent shutdown of Kori unit 1 to outline his intended nuclear energy phase-out policy. He said no new reactors would be planned and existing units will not operate beyond 40 years.

Design work suspended for new Shin Hanul units

New Nuclear

26 May 2017

Shin Hanul 3 and 4 - 48Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has suspended design work for the planned units 3 and 4 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant until South Korea's new government announces its policy on the construction of new reactors. During his presidential election campaign, Moon Jae-in said he would scrap plans for new reactors.

New research reactor fuel completes irradiation tests

Uranium and Fuel

27 April 2017

U-Mo fuel assembly - 48A plate-type uranium-molybdenum fuel for research reactors has completed performance tests in the USA. The fuel could be used to replace highly-enriched uranium fuel, which can pose a proliferation risk.