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Canada and China team up on AFCR

Corporate

23 September 2016

SNC Lavalin-CNNC-SEC September 2016 - 48An agreement in principle to form a new joint venture to develop, market and construct the Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor has been signed by Canada's SNC-Lavalin, China National Nuclear Corporation and Shanghai Electric. The reactor reuses used fuel from light water reactors.

Funding gaps remain in decommissioning of East European reactors

Waste and Recycling

20 September 2016

Ignalina - aerial - 48The estimated cost of decommissioning Soviet-designed, first-generation nuclear power reactors in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia will be at least €5.7 billion ($6.4 billion), according to the European Court of Auditors. However, it warns this could double if the cost of disposing of high-level radioactive waste is included.

UK government gives go-ahead for Hinkley Point C

New Nuclear

15 September 2016

Hinkley Point C CGI - 48The UK government today announced its approval for the construction of two EPR reactors at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset after reaching a new agreement in principle with EDF. However, it has imposed certain conditions for foreign investment in future British nuclear power plant projects.

Climate change agreement crosses threshold

Energy and Environment

22 September 2016

Ban_Ki-moon_Sept_2016_(UN-Bajornas)-48The Paris Climate Change Agreement crossed the first of two thresholds required for it to enter into force after 31 governments yesterday formally submitted their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

Iran ready to share nuclear experience

Nuclear Policies

16 September 2016

Iran is ready to share its nuclear experience with other nations in the Persian Gulf through a regional nuclear scientific contact group, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran president Ali Akbar Salehi told the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium today.

Iran and Russia celebrate start of Bushehr II

New Nuclear

12 September 2016

Bushehr 2 and 3 stone laying - 48The first foundation stone for units 2 and 3 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant has been laid in a ceremony held at the construction site in southern Iran.