Supply chain rss

ASN sets conditions for Creusot Forge restart

Regulation and Safety

18 April 2017

France's nuclear regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has defined the preconditions for the resumption of forging operations at Areva's Le Creusot forge. The facility has been out of operation since December 2015 following the discovery of quality assurance issues.

Chinese transit assured for LEU Bank

Uranium and Fuel

12 April 2017

China_IAEA_LEU_Bank_agreement_(CAEA)-48China has signed an agreement under which it will ensure the safe and secure transit of low-enriched uranium (LEU) and equipment through its territory to and from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) LEU Bank, which is being established in neighbouring Kazakhstan.

IAEA calls for ‘commitment and vigilance’ on safety

Regulation and Safety

10 April 2017

Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety highlighted the importance of sustaining and enhancing a nuclear safety culture, maintaining effective legal frameworks, and enforcing safety precautions within the supply chain following a two-week review of nuclear power plant safety. Their seventh review meeting was held from 27 March to 7 April at the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters, in Vienna.

US uranium producers want halt on federal transfers

Uranium and Fuel

17 April 2017

An organisation representing the USA's uranium producers has called on the US Department of Energy to halt transfers of federal excess uranium inventory until the uranium market recovers. The Uranium Producers of America said the domestic industry is currently in a fragile state after the transfer of large quantities of price-insensitive material over a long period.

Australian PM says exports to India soon

Nuclear Policies

11 April 2017

Turnbull_Modi_April2017_(PM_India)-48Australia wishes to export uranium to India "as soon as possible", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today. Turnbull made his comments during an official visit to India.

First Hualong One reactor vessel passes pressure tests

New Nuclear

10 April 2017

Fuqing 5 RPV passes pressure tests - 48The reactor pressure vessel for unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant has completed hydraulic pressure tests. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One units being built at the site in China's Fujian province - is expected to start up in 2019.