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French-developed SMR design unveiled

A new small modular reactor (SMR) design has been announced by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, EDF, Naval Group and TechnicAtome. The Nuward - with a capacity of 300-400 MWe - has been jointly developed using France's experience in pressurised water reactors.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The climate and economic benefits of nuclear power

Viewpoint: The climate and economic benefits of nuclear power

The European Union puts it bluntly: We must reduce the level of CO2 emissions and we need to start doing it right now. While some EU Member States are more advanced in achieving their climate and energy goals, others are lagging behind, writes Yves Desbazeille, director general of Foratom.

02 September 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 passes acceptance tests

Novovoronezh II-2 passes acceptance tests

Acceptance tests were successfully completed yesterday at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia, Rosatom has announced. The VVER-1200 unit was operated at 100% of its capacity throughout the 15-day procedure.

New Nuclear 17 September 2019


INSAG highlights links between safety and security

INSAG highlights links between safety and security

"Though distinct topics, nuclear safety and nuclear security are interlinked, and they share the same goal: to protect people, society and the environment from hazards or threats that could arise from peaceful nuclear and radiological activities." This was the message to delegates at a forum organised by the International Nuclear Safety Group yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 17 September 2019


IAEA reviews long-term safety of South African plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of South African plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of the long-term operational safety of South Africa's two-unit Koeberg nuclear power plant. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 17 September 2019


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The climate and economic benefits of nuclear power

Viewpoint: The climate and economic benefits of nuclear power

The European Union puts it bluntly: We must reduce the level of CO2 emissions and we need to start doing it right now. While some EU Member States are more advanced in achieving their climate and energy goals, others are lagging behind, writes Yves Desbazeille, director general of Foratom.

02 September 2019


Fukushima decommissioning moves forward

Fukushima decommissioning moves forward

Japanese ministries and other organisations are working together - with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency - to deliver the ultimate decontamination and decommissioning of the former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Progress is being made to remove all used fuel and debris from units 1-3, while the challenge of removing large volumes of treated water stored at the site is being addressed, speakers told a side event at the 63rd IAEA General Conference.

Waste & Recycling 17 September 2019


IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

IAEA's Feruta thanks Members States for 'steadfast support'

The last few months have been a testing time for the International Atomic Energy Agency, but with the "steadfast support" of its 171 Member States and the dedication of its excellent staff, it has demonstrated strength and resilience in continuing to fulfil its responsibilities, Cornel Feruta, acting director general of the Vienna-based agency said in his opening address to the 63rd regular session of the IAEA General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2019


IAEA and ASEAN strengthen cooperation

IAEA and ASEAN strengthen cooperation

The use of nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes is to become more widespread in Southeast Asia following the signing today of Practical Arrangements between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Nuclear Policies 16 September 2019


Moltex Energy raises USD7.5 million through crowdfunding

Moltex Energy raises USD7.5 million through crowdfunding

UK-based Moltex Energy, creator of the Stable Salt Reactor, has raised GBP6 million (USD7.5 million) in funding through online investment platform Shadow Foundr. The funding will support the company through the pre-licensing process in Canada and will allow the further development of the business in the UK.

Corporate 16 September 2019


IAEA team reviews Canadian regulatory system

IAEA team reviews Canadian regulatory system

Canada has a committed regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peer review mission has concluded. The team noted areas for further enhancement.

Regulation & Safety 16 September 2019


Hinkley Point C receives world's biggest crane

Hinkley Point C receives world's biggest crane

The world's largest crane is ready to start work at the site of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England, EDF Energy has announced. Able to stand up to 250 metres high, 'Big Carl' can reach higher than the tallest tower at London’s Canary Wharf and can carry 5000 tonnes in a single lift, the company said.

New Nuclear 16 September 2019


Russia's floating plant reaches final destination

Russia's floating plant reaches final destination

Akademik Lomonosov, which Rosatom describes as the world's first floating nuclear power plant and the world's northernmost nuclear power installation, completed its 4700 km journey to its final destination of Pevek on 14 September.

New Nuclear 16 September 2019