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Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and UzAtom, Uzbekistan's nuclear development agency, have signed a contract to perform engineering surveys for the Central Asian country's first nuclear power plant.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Scientists urge commitment to nuclear in clean energy growth

Viewpoint: Scientists urge commitment to nuclear in clean energy growth

More than 40 nuclear associations representing over 80,000 scientists have called on the Clean Energy Ministerial Conference - which will be held in Vancouver between 28 and 29 May - to commit to doubling public investment in nuclear-related R&D and innovation within the next five years. Their declaration was signed yesterday at the International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, in Juan-les-Pins, France.

14 May 2019


Shine to use 'novel' method for lutetium production

Shine to use 'novel' method for lutetium production

US company Shine Medical Technologies Inc is to produce the medical radioisotope lutetium-177 using a novel method for separating rare earth elements under an exclusive licence from the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where the technique was developed.
 

Regulation & Safety 17 May 2019


Westinghouse leadership change announced

Westinghouse leadership change announced

José Emeterio Gutiérrez will step down as president and CEO of Westinghouse on 31 July, the company has announced. Patrick Fragman, currently group senior vice president at ABB Limited, will assume the roles from 19 August.

Corporate 17 May 2019


Long-term operation of China's oldest reactor assessed

Long-term operation of China's oldest reactor assessed

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 1 of the Qinshan nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.

Regulation & Safety 17 May 2019


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Scientists urge commitment to nuclear in clean energy growth

Viewpoint: Scientists urge commitment to nuclear in clean energy growth

More than 40 nuclear associations representing over 80,000 scientists have called on the Clean Energy Ministerial Conference - which will be held in Vancouver between 28 and 29 May - to commit to doubling public investment in nuclear-related R&D and innovation within the next five years. Their declaration was signed yesterday at the International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants, in Juan-les-Pins, France.

14 May 2019


CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

China National Nuclear Corporation says it is now capable of mass producing China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2019


Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

NuScale Power and Enfission, LLC are to work together to explore the use of Enfission's next-generation nuclear fuel technology in NuScale's small modular reactors (SMRs) under a newly announced memorandum of understanding.

New Nuclear 16 May 2019


Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

Poland is preparing to build its first nuclear power units in the Pomerania region in the north of the country, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told Polish Radio on 14 May. The government plans to build a nuclear power plant by 2033.

Nuclear Policies 16 May 2019


UK regulator develops approach to 'rapid change'

UK regulator develops approach to 'rapid change'

The nuclear industry, both in the UK and internationally, is "changing rapidly and is facing significant challenges", the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation says in its Strategic Framework for International Engagement to 2025.

Regulation & Safety 16 May 2019


Santee Cooper claims ownership of Summer equipment

Santee Cooper claims ownership of Summer equipment

Santee Cooper has filed a federal complaint seeking a formal declaration that it is sole owner of equipment purchased for the abandoned VC Summer nuclear power plant construction project in South Carolina. The company has also asked the court to require Westinghouse provide it with certification documentation related to the equipment.

Corporate 15 May 2019


Steam generators in place at Tianwan unit 6

Steam generators in place at Tianwan unit 6

The third and final steam generator has been installed at unit 6 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The ACPR1000 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of 2021.

New Nuclear 15 May 2019


Energy investment insufficient to meet demand, says IEA

Energy investment insufficient to meet demand, says IEA

"Energy investments now face unprecedented uncertainties, with shifts in markets, policies and technologies," Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency says in the Paris-based organisation's latest annual review.

Nuclear Policies 15 May 2019