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Contract for expansion of Rolls-Royce submarine site

Contract for expansion of Rolls-Royce submarine site

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been selected by Rolls-Royce as its non-fissile construction partner to help expand its Raynesway site in Derby, UK, to meet the growth in demand from the Royal Navy, and as a result of last year's AUKUS announcement.

Corporate 28 May 2024


US, EC bodies call for enhanced security of radioactive sources

US, EC bodies call for enhanced security of radioactive sources

Leaders from the US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and the European Commission have highlighted the need to strengthen security of radioactive sources in open civilian facilities such as hospitals, research laboratories, and industrial facilities to prevent the use of these materials in acts of terrorism.

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2024


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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


Life extensions vital to underpin future expansion: Constellation

Life extensions vital to underpin future expansion: Constellation

Expanding capacity with uprates and new build at existing nuclear plant sites are part of Constellation Energy's plans to meet growing needs for clean energy in the USA - even a restart of Three Mile Island is not ruled out - but extending the operating lives of existing nuclear plants will be vital, CEO Joe Dominguez has told investors.

Corporate 17 May 2024


Nuclear research to benefit from US supercomputer milestones

Nuclear research to benefit from US supercomputer milestones

Atomic Canyon has announced a new project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to use the Frontiers supercomputer to build a safe, efficient, open-source artificial intelligence model for the nuclear sector - and the Aurora supercomputer at the Argonne National Laboratory is confirmed to have surpassed the exascale threshold.

New Nuclear 16 May 2024


Holtec outlines progress towards Palisades restart

Holtec outlines progress towards Palisades restart

The return of some former staff, the revamping of training facilities including the control room simulator, the submission of regulatory documents and the ordering of new fuel are all highlighted as part of steps taken towards the repowering of the shuttered Palisades nuclear power plant in the USA.

New Nuclear 15 May 2024


US Q1 uranium production highest since 2018

US Q1 uranium production highest since 2018

US production of 82,533 pounds U3O8 (32.1 tU) in the first quarter of 2024 was the highest Q1 production since 2018 and almost 80% more than production for the whole of 2023.

Uranium & Fuel 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


US microreactor developer goes public

US microreactor developer goes public

NANO Nuclear Energy Inc said it intends to use the net proceeds from its initial public offering to continue R&D of its proprietary ZEUS and ODIN microreactor designs as well as its high-assay low-enriched uranium activities.
 

Corporate 08 May 2024