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Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have commissioned Teesside University to undertake a study of the potential regional benefits and economic impacts of a proposed power plant in Hartlepool, UK, based on X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024


Wylfa preferred site for UK new build

Wylfa preferred site for UK new build

The UK government has announced that Wylfa in Anglesey, North Wales, is its preferred site for a new large-scale nuclear power plant. It has launched talks with international energy companies to explore building a power plant at the site.

New Nuclear 22 May 2024


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UK plans near surface disposal of intermediate level waste

UK plans near surface disposal of intermediate level waste

In its updated strategy for handling nuclear waste and radioactive substances, the UK proposes to use a shallower disposal facility for suitable intermediate-level waste which was previously earmarked for the planned deep geological disposal facility.

Waste & Recycling 21 May 2024


AtkinsRéalis to design UK tritium processing facility

AtkinsRéalis to design UK tritium processing facility

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has appointed Canadian engineering firm AtkinsRéalis to deliver the detailed design of an isotope separation system to strengthen research into sustainable fusion delivery.

New Nuclear 21 May 2024


Facility to demonstrate Rolls-Royce SMR module production

Facility to demonstrate Rolls-Royce SMR module production

Rolls-Royce SMR has announced plans for a facility in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, to manufacture and test prototype modules for its small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024


UK sets out plan for boosting nuclear workforce

UK sets out plan for boosting nuclear workforce

A new nuclear industry skills 'roadmap' - based on sector collaboration, investment in training, leadership development and improving diversity - has been launched in the UK aimed at attracting and retaining the sector's workforce of the future.

New Nuclear 16 May 2024


In Pictures: Hinkley Point C receives heaviest delivery yet

In Pictures: Hinkley Point C receives heaviest delivery yet

The first of eight steam generators manufactured by Framatome in France has been delivered to the Hinkley Point C construction site in Somerset, England.

New Nuclear 13 May 2024


UK consults on proposed planning policy for fusion plants

UK consults on proposed planning policy for fusion plants

Fusion plants will not be subject to the same nuclear site licensing process as fission reactors, with the UK government instead proposing developer-led site selection and their designation as nationally significant infrastructure projects.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2024


UK aims for Urenco-built HALEU facility by 2031

UK aims for Urenco-built HALEU facility by 2031

The UK government is awarding GBP196 million (USD245 million) to Urenco to build a uranium enrichment facility with the capacity to produce up to 10 tonnes of high-assay low-enriched uranium per year by 2031.

Uranium & Fuel 08 May 2024


Nuclear site licence issued for UK's Sizewell C

Nuclear site licence issued for UK's Sizewell C

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has granted a nuclear site licence for the Sizewell C site in eastern England, where the plan is to replicate the Hinkley Point C model of a nuclear power plant featuring two EPRs.

New Nuclear 07 May 2024