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Horizon Nuclear Power has moved the Wylfa Newydd project design forward with a consolidated facility concept that eliminates the need for some buildings, including some of the off-site structures, and combines operations for radioactive waste storage for the two units.(read more)
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday that it had submitted its budget request for fiscal year 2018 to the U.S. Congress, asking for million less than the previous annual request, in part to adjust to a smaller staff required due to work completed in response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident of 2011.(read more)
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International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards inspectors have verified the correctness and completeness of the United Arab Emirates' initial inventory of nuclear material. The strategic document was prepared by the country's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.
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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has suspended design work for the planned units 3 and 4 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant until South Korea's new government announces its policy on the construction of new reactors. During his presidential election campaign, Moon Jae-in said he would scrap plans for new reactors.
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Germany is offering a great opportunity for new suppliers of decommissioning services because over the next five years all of its shutdown nuclear power plants will enter the decommissioning phase, Jörg Klasen, director of nuclear services at EnBW, said yesterday. Klasen spoke at the 8th Annual Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Conference Europe 2017 being held in Manchester, England.
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The dome has been installed on the containment building of unit 5 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One units being built at the site in China's Fujian province - is expected to start up in 2019.
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Westinghouse's core business remains strong and the company intends to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy stronger, better and more competitive, interim president and CEO José Gutíerrez said yesterday.
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Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has delivered three replacement steam generators for unit 1 of the Cruas nuclear power plant in south-western France. They will be installed later this year during a scheduled maintenance outage.
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has delivered three replacement steam generators to Électricité de France S.A. (EDF) for the Cruas Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 Reactor. The replacement steam generators have been certified by France's nuclear authority as compliant with the country's strict regulatory requirements on April 28, 2017.(read more)
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Horizon Nuclear Power has today launched the third formal consultation on its planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on the Isle of Anglesey. The public will be able to give their opinion on the latest proposals for the project, including a more compact plant design.
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--Shared by Texas A&M Engineering -- Advanced reactor technologies have generated interest for their potential to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy efficiency and cut down on nuclear waste. Researchers with the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University have provided new insights into the workings of an advanced sodium-cooled fast reactor fuel assembly, having used a specialized test facility to measure hydraulic parameters and validate computational tools used in reactor design and testing. (read more)
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The US nuclear energy industry must work together to strengthen existing relationships and build new coalitions among supporters of nuclear energy's different attributes, according to Nuclear Energy Institute president and CEO Maria Korsnick.
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An international review of the Czech Republic's regulatory framework for nuclear power has been significantly enhanced in recent years, although some work remains regarding implementation of the country's new Atomic Act, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Tuesday.(read more)
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Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority cleared two more nuclear reactors for restart on Wednesday. Both reactors in the Fukui Prefecture could be restarted as early as this fall, if the restarts meet with local approval, according to Japanese media reports.(read more)
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French utility EDF, which is majority owned by the state, used a Twitter account to deny a media allegation that it secretly intended to roll back the country's nuclear power reduction plan by 25 years.(read more)
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The Czech Republic has significantly enhanced its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years, but work remains in implementing the country's new Atomic Act, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded.
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A Nuclear Industry Association spokeswoman in Britain confirmed talks would take place with the State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) of China and NuGen, which has plans to build three AP1000 reactors in Moorside, near Sellafield.(read more)
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A protective plastic cover has been installed at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site over the roof of a tunnel that partially collapsed earlier this month. The cover will provide additional protection while longer-term risk mitigation measures are developed and implemented at the site in Washington State.
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Switzerland voted in a referendum yesterday to approve a revision to the country's energy policy that promotes the use of renewable energy sources and energy conservation. The revised Federal Energy Act also prohibits the construction of new nuclear power plants.
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The first of 18 toroidal field coils has been made in Europe. Gigantic superconducting magnets, they will generate the magnetic cage to contain the Iter fusion reactor's plasma.
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A referendum in Switzerland that included a provision forbidding construction of new nuclear power plants passed on Sunday. The referendum included support for renewable power sources and pitted the two energy supplies against each other. Thus, the bill, perhaps inadvertently, was a referendum against energy diversity.(read more)
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