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Study highlights benefits of nuclear district heating

Nuclear is much cleaner and has less environmental impacts over the life cycle of the production than other energy sources for the Finnish and European district heating markets, a study by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has concluded.


Perspectives

Podcast: How are the USA's historic new Vogtle nuclear units doing?

Podcast: How are the USA's historic new Vogtle nuclear units doing?

Southern Nuclear's Senior Vice President at Vogtle 3 and 4, John Williams, on the achievement of completing the first new US nuclear power units in more than 30 years - and the lessons which can be shared.


UN motion calls for Zaporizhzhia plant's return to Ukrainian control

UN motion calls for Zaporizhzhia plant's return to Ukrainian control

The United Nations General Assembly voted by 99 votes to 9, with 60 abstentions, for Russia to "immediately return the plant to the full control of the sovereign and competent authorities of Ukraine". Meanwhile the IAEA warns about the impact of the war on the city where most of the nuclear power plant workers live.

Regulation & Safety 12 July 2024


L&T flags off second steam generator for new Kaiga units

L&T flags off second steam generator for new Kaiga units

Indian engineering company Larsen & Toubro has shipped the second steam generator destined for the units 5 and 6 of the Kaiga nuclear power plant in Karnataka State.

New Nuclear 12 July 2024


Serbia gathers experts to establish nuclear energy programme

Serbia gathers experts to establish nuclear energy programme

The Minister of Mining and Energy and representatives of five other ministries and from 20 academic faculties, scientific institutes and energy companies have signed a memorandum of understanding on the development of nuclear energy in Serbia.

Nuclear Policies 12 July 2024


Perspectives

Podcast: How are the USA's historic new Vogtle nuclear units doing?

Podcast: How are the USA's historic new Vogtle nuclear units doing?

Southern Nuclear's Senior Vice President at Vogtle 3 and 4, John Williams, on the achievement of completing the first new US nuclear power units in more than 30 years - and the lessons which can be shared.


Canadian town declares willingness to host repository

Canadian town declares willingness to host repository

The Township of Ignace in north-western Ontario has become the first community to confirm its willingness to move forward to the next phase of the site selection process to host a deep geological repository for Canada's used nuclear fuel.

Waste & Recycling 11 July 2024


Dominion considers deploying SMR at North Anna

Dominion considers deploying SMR at North Anna

US utility Dominion Energy has issued a Request for Proposals from small modular reactor vendors to evaluate the feasibility of developing an SMR at its North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia. 

New Nuclear 11 July 2024


Construction of Leningrad 7 'running ahead of schedule'

Construction of Leningrad 7 'running ahead of schedule'

Rosatom says that the work on the reactor building is currently running two and a half months ahead of schedule, with concreting of the foundation completed.

New Nuclear 12 July 2024


KAERI completes upgrade of Bangladeshi research reactor

KAERI completes upgrade of Bangladeshi research reactor

Work to commission the modernised instrumentation and control system of the Bangladesh Training Research Reactor has been completed, the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute announced.

Corporate 11 July 2024


AtkinsRéalis to design fusion plant for Type One Energy

AtkinsRéalis to design fusion plant for Type One Energy

US fusion energy developer Type One Energy has selected Canadian engineering firm AtkinsRéalis to develop the pre-concept design for its Fusion Pilot Plant, which will use stellarator technology to demonstrate its potential to generate clean, safe and affordable power from fusion energy.

New Nuclear 11 July 2024


US study examines feasibility of coal-to-nuclear conversion

US study examines feasibility of coal-to-nuclear conversion

A study by researchers at the University of Michigan ranks the feasibility of converting 245 operational coal power plants in the USA into advanced nuclear reactors, providing valuable insights for policymakers and utilities to meet decarbonisation goals.

Energy & Environment 10 July 2024


Aalo prepares for US licensing of microreactor

Aalo prepares for US licensing of microreactor

Aalo Atomics has submitted a pre-application regulatory engagement plan with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for its Aalo-1 microreactor, detailing the planned pre-licensing application interactions with the regulator.

New Nuclear 10 July 2024