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DOE unveils process for Russian LEU import waivers

DOE unveils process for Russian LEU import waivers

The US Department of Energy has issued details of the process for obtaining waivers to allow the import of limited quantities of Russian-origin low-enriched uranium to ensure US nuclear plants do not experience supply disruptions when the recently signed prohibition law comes into force.
 

Uranium & Fuel 23 May 2024


US collaboration fortifies nuclear-grade graphite supply chain

US collaboration fortifies nuclear-grade graphite supply chain

Microreactor startup Radiant Industries and Amsted Graphite Materials have agreed to work together to reduce reliance on foreign sources of nuclear-grade graphite, with Radiant placing a "significant" purchase order for nuclear-grade graphite to support development of its Kaleidos microreactor.

Corporate 23 May 2024


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MHI awarded additional contract for ITER fusion machine

MHI awarded additional contract for ITER fusion machine

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has been awarded a contract to supply a further 12 outer vertical targets for the divertor to be used in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The Japanese company has already delivered six of the components.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024


Canadian firms team up for heavy water production

Canadian firms team up for heavy water production

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and AtkinsRéalis have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore opportunities to collaborate on the production of heavy water for use in new Candu reactors in Canada.

Corporate 14 May 2024


US President signs uranium import prohibition

US President signs uranium import prohibition

The act prohibiting the importation into the USA of unirradiated, low-enriched uranium that is produced in the Russian Federation or by a Russian entity has been signed into law by President Joe Biden.
 

Nuclear Policies 14 May 2024


Kazatomprom issues quarterly update

Kazatomprom issues quarterly update

The Kazakh national atomic company's first quarter uranium production saw a slight year-on-year increase but its guidance metrics remain unchanged. Kazatomprom's first quarter trading announcement also included an update on plans for a new sulphuric acid plant.

Corporate 03 May 2024


GEH launches supplier group to support SMR deployment

GEH launches supplier group to support SMR deployment

BWXT Canada Ltd is the first company to join GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's group of qualified supply chain companies to advance the global deployment of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor.

Corporate 30 April 2024


X-energy awarded federal tax credit for TRISO fuel plant

X-energy awarded federal tax credit for TRISO fuel plant

A USD148.5 million federal tax credit has been awarded to X-energy for the construction of the first-of-a-kind fuel facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The TX-1 fuel fabrication plant will be constructed by the company's TRISO-X subsidiary and is designed to produce up to 714,000 TRISO fuel pebbles per year.

Uranium & Fuel 24 April 2024


Industry needs to translate nuclear ambitions into reality, panel says

Industry needs to translate nuclear ambitions into reality, panel says

The industry must seize the opportunities arising from a global change in the perception of nuclear energy, a panel session agreed during a side event at the World Energy Congress 2024. However, wide-scale collaboration is needed to ensure the industry can meet the expected growth in demand for nuclear power technology.

Nuclear Policies 24 April 2024


BWXT announces expansion of Ontario manufacturing plant

BWXT announces expansion of Ontario manufacturing plant

BWXT Technologies is investing a total of CAD80 million in its Cambridge manufacturing plant to support small modular reactors, traditional large-scale nuclear and advanced reactors, in Canada and around the world. The plant is the largest commercial nuclear equipment manufacturing facility in North America.

Corporate 22 April 2024