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Russia suspends plutonium agreement with USA

Nuclear Policies

04 October 2016

Russia has suspended its 2000 agreement with the USA to reduce their surplus weapons-grade plutonium.  The suspension was made via a presidential decree issued yesterday 'on the management and disposition of plutonium designated as no longer required for defence purposes and related cooperation in this area and the protocols to this agreement'.

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by 2025

Corporate

22 June 2016

Pacific Gas & Electric has outlined plans to close its twin-unit Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California, reflecting the US state's "changing energy landscape". PG&E yesterday announced a 'joint proposal' with labour and leading environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E's production of nuclear power in California.

KazAtomProm and ConverDyn join forces in UF6 supply

Uranium and Fuel

04 April 2016

Kazatomprom-Converdyn - 48KazAtomProm and ConverDyn have signed an agreement whereby the world's largest uranium producer and the "leading provider" of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion services will jointly and immediately offer uranium in the form of natural UF6 to global utilities. UF6 is the natural uranium feedstock for the enrichment step in the nuclear fuel cycle.

Duke receives final safety evaluation for William States Lee nuclear plant

New Nuclear

08 August 2016

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed its final safety evaluation report for combined licences for two proposed nuclear power units at the William States Lee III site.

Managing financing risks for new nuclear

Corporate

23 May 2016

Developers of new nuclear power plants can draw on the experience of other large-scale infrastructure projects to help identify and reduce financing risks, a senior corporate banker told delegates at a recent conference.

Lightbridge and Areva join forces on metallic nuclear fuel

Uranium and Fuel

16 March 2016

Lightbridge Corporation has entered into a Joint Development Agreement with Areva NP to assess establishing a joint venture this year for the development, manufacture and commercialization of fuel assemblies based on Lightbridge's "next generation" metallic nuclear fuel technology.