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'No damage' reported at Akkuyu site after Turkey earthquakes

'No damage' reported at Akkuyu site after Turkey earthquakes

Updated Tuesday 10:30 GMT: There have been no reports of damage to the Akkuyu nuclear power plant after two large earthquakes struck Turkey. Following safety checks, construction is continuing, the project team says.

Regulation & Safety 06 February 2023


French ministerial council prepares for nuclear revival

French ministerial council prepares for nuclear revival

The Nuclear Policy Council - headed by President Emmanuel Macron - met on 3 February to "take stock of the entire French nuclear dossier, both in the short and long-term". The council has called for a new skills development programme, as well as studies into how radioactive waste will be managed, in order for a nuclear new-build programme to be launched.

Nuclear Policies 06 February 2023


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China, Pakistan mark completion of Karachi 2&3 project

China, Pakistan mark completion of Karachi 2&3 project

A ceremony has been held to mark the inauguration of unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan. China National Nuclear Corporation said the two Hualong One reactors at the site have now both officially been delivered to Pakistan and put into operation.

New Nuclear 03 February 2023


Second Belarus unit's trial connection to grid 'in March/April'

Second Belarus unit's trial connection to grid 'in March/April'

A test link-up to the grid of the second unit at Belarus's nuclear power plant in Ostrovets is scheduled for March or April, according to the country's deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk.

New Nuclear 03 February 2023


Polish universities launching nuclear courses, as PKN Orlen plans 79 SMRs

Polish universities launching nuclear courses, as PKN Orlen plans 79 SMRs

Six Polish universities, energy firm PKN Orlen and the Ministry of Education have signed a letter of intent for the roll-out of new nuclear energy-related courses to begin in the coming academic year. It comes with Orlen's CEO outlining large-scale plans for adoption of small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 02 February 2023


Mochovce 3 supplies first electricity to grid

Mochovce 3 supplies first electricity to grid

Slovenské elektrárne says that after successful start-up tests, and the launch of steam turbines over the weekend, the new unit 3 at the Mochovce nuclear power plant was connected to the grid for the first time at 20% of its nominal power at 10.57pm on 31 January.

New Nuclear 01 February 2023


Xudapu 4 containment starts to take shape

Xudapu 4 containment starts to take shape

The initial steel lining module of the inner containment has been installed at unit 4 of the Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.

New Nuclear 01 February 2023


Korea proposes building four reactors for Turkey

Korea proposes building four reactors for Turkey

Korea Electric Power Corporation has submitted a preliminary proposal to Turkey for the construction of four APR-1400 reactors at an undisclosed site in the northern part of the country.

New Nuclear 31 January 2023


Alliance signs Canadian SMR contract

Alliance signs Canadian SMR contract

The first commercial contract for a grid-scale small modular reactor in North America sees Ontario Power Generation (OPG), GE Hitachi, SNC-Lavalin and Aecon team up in an innovative integrated project delivery model to develop, engineer and construct a BWRX-300 at OPG's Darlington New Nuclear Project.

New Nuclear 30 January 2023


IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Uzbekistan, which plans to build its first nuclear power plant in the southeast of the country.

Regulation & Safety 30 January 2023