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New world record by Alcator C-Mod tokamak

24 October 2016

EDT, scientists and engineers at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center have recently made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure in the Institute’s Alcator C-Mod tokamak nuclear fusion reactor.... Read more...

Nuclear remains baseload option for South Africa

24 October 2016

South Africa has recently committed to building new nuclear power plants in its bid to increasingly diversify its energy mix to lower carbon emissions as required under COP21 energy targets, and in order to generate cheaper electricity and thereby further stimulate economic growth.
Although there are a number of alternatives available, nuclear remains the best long-term option for the further development of South Africa’s energy mix that will ensure security of electricity supply whilst adhering to our various national and international objectives.... Read more...

NRG tests quality and operation of ‘First Wall’

21 October 2016

NRG in Petten will soon test an important component of the nuclear fusion reactor that is currently being built by ITER in Cadarache in the South of France. In its High Flux Reactor (HFR) NRG is testing the operation, integrity and quality of the so-called ‘First Wall’ that is soon to shield the nuclear fusion process.
The fusion community has produced scale models, so-called mock-ups, representative of the First Wall of the fusion reactor in the South of France.... Read more...

Westinghouse continues to work with Nuclear AMRC

21 October 2016

Westinghouse Electric Company has recently announced that it is continuing to work with the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) on an additional advanced manufacturing study to explore potential design efficiencies to reduce significantly the build lead-times of the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR).... Read more...

Kudankulam unit2 synchronized with national grid

20 October 2016

An official ceremony dedication of Kudankulam NPP Unit-2 to Indo-Russian Friendship and Cooperation and laying of Foundation Concrete of Kudankulam NPP Units 3&4 of in India - the first and most important nuclear facility constructed by Russian and Indian parties jointly - were started within the framework of BRICS summit held recently.... Read more...

Watts Bar Unit 2 completes extensive series tests

19 October 2016

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Unit 2 has recently completed an extensive series of tests designed to validate the safety and reliability of the nation’s first new nuclear generation of this century.... Read more...

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