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GEH, DTE extend cooperation on ESBWR design

New Nuclear

06 October 2015

ESBWR_model_ (GEH)_48GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and DTE Energy have announced plans to explore advancing the detailed design of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). DTE received a licence earlier this year to build and operate an ESBWR at its Fermi plant, but the utility has yet to decide whether to go ahead with the project.

Chinese reprocessing plant to start up in 2030

Waste and Recycling

24 September 2015

The construction of a used fuel processing and recycling facility in China is expected to begin in 2020 and be completed by 2030. The facility will be based on French technology.

China's nuclear investment beneficial to UK, says de Rivaz

New Nuclear

23 September 2015

The head of EDF Energy has outlined the benefits of Chinese investment in the UK's nuclear industry. His comments came the day after the UK government announced up to £2 billion ($3 billion) in support for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

TerraPower, CNNC team up on travelling wave reactor

New Nuclear

25 September 2015

US-based TerraPower has signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to develop its travelling wave reactor (TWR).

Tepco, CEA agree to information sharing

Waste and Recycling

24 September 2015

CEA-Tepco September 2015 - 48A cooperation agreement has been signed between Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to promote the exchange of information and experience in decommissioning nuclear facilities.

IAEA accesses Iranian site

Nuclear Policies

22 September 2015

Amano_Iran_Press_Briefing_(Calma_IAEA)_48The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been given access to a location at the Parchin site in Iran for the first time, IAEA director general Yukiya Amano said yesterday.