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Poland amends laws to speed investment in nuclear energy

Poland's Council of Ministers has adopted a draft act amending the act on the preparation and implementation of investments in nuclear power facilities and associated investments, the country's National Atomic Energy Agency announced. The main goal of the changes is to shorten the time of investment implementation.


Perspectives

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

The vote favouring nuclear in the EU taxonomy was bigger than expected - Nucleareurope’s Jessica Johnson explains why. Jonathan Cobb crunches the numbers on the nuclear industry and the IAEA’s Lisa Lande discusses leadership and why it is so important in the nuclear sector.

01 August 2022


ABS awarded federal contract for marine nuclear propulsion project

ABS awarded federal contract for marine nuclear propulsion project

The American Bureau of Shipping has announced it is to research barriers to the adoption of advanced nuclear propulsion on commercial vessels under a research contract awarded by the US Department of Energy. The organisation is also supporting separate research into molten salt reactors.

Energy & Environment 18 August 2022


TVO, Wärtsilä tribunal concludes

TVO, Wärtsilä tribunal concludes

An arbitration tribunal has resolved all the claims presented by the parties in proceedings between Teollisuuden Voima Oyj and Wärtsilä Finland Oy concerning a 2013 contract for emergency backup generators at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Corporate 18 August 2022


Inner dome concreting under way at Rooppur 2

Inner dome concreting under way at Rooppur 2

The concreting of the inner containment dome of the reactor building of unit 2 at the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh has been started.

New Nuclear 18 August 2022


Perspectives

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

Podcast: EU taxonomy vote explained, and leadership in nuclear

The vote favouring nuclear in the EU taxonomy was bigger than expected - Nucleareurope’s Jessica Johnson explains why. Jonathan Cobb crunches the numbers on the nuclear industry and the IAEA’s Lisa Lande discusses leadership and why it is so important in the nuclear sector.

01 August 2022


Chinese EPR resumes power supply after extended outage

Chinese EPR resumes power supply after extended outage

Unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province offline has been reconnected to the electricity grid after having been offline for more than a year following the discovery of damaged fuel rods.

Corporate 17 August 2022


Ukrainian regulator restores Chernobyl licences

Ukrainian regulator restores Chernobyl licences

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine decision resumes most of the plant's radioactive waste management licences, which were suspended in May following the Russian military occupation of the area.

Regulation & Safety 17 August 2022


Largest module installed at Sanmen 3

Largest module installed at Sanmen 3

The largest and heaviest module has been installed at unit 3 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

New Nuclear 17 August 2022


California governor proposes legislation to keep Diablo Canyon open

California governor proposes legislation to keep Diablo Canyon open

Text circulated to California lawmakers by Governor Gavin Newsom says continued operation of the state's only nuclear power plant for an additional five to ten years is critical to ensure energy system reliability and minimise greenhouse gas emissions. It would authorise a loan of up to USD1.4 billion to extend the plant's operating lifetime.

Energy & Environment 16 August 2022


South Korea's SK Group invests in TerraPower

South Korea's SK Group invests in TerraPower

SK Inc and SK Innovation - both affiliates of SK Group, Korea's second-largest conglomerate - have invested USD250 million in US nuclear innovation company TerraPower. The investment by SK is part of the latest private capital fundraise, which has raised at least USD750 million of investment in TerraPower.

Corporate 16 August 2022


Milestone reached as Darlington refurbishment is ahead of schedule

Milestone reached as Darlington refurbishment is ahead of schedule

Fuel channel installation has been completed at Darlington unit 3, and the unit is now expected to return to service by late 2023 - several months earlier than planned - Ontario Power Generation has announced. The unit is the second of four Darlington units to undergo a mid-life overhaul.

Corporate 16 August 2022


One-year delay in Canadian repository site selection

One-year delay in Canadian repository site selection

Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organization has said that, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it now does not expect to identify a preferred site for a deep geological repository until late-2024. It had previously expected to make the decision next year.

Waste & Recycling 15 August 2022