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Triga reactors: Revonation completed

Triga reactors: Revonation completed

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said that Triga International had recently completed a major renovation project at its fuel fabrication facility in Romans, France. Triga...
22 April 2021
Hunterston B: Permission for limited operation

Hunterston B: Permission for limited operation

The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) gave EDF with permission for reactors 3 and 4 at the Hunterston NPP to return to service for a limited period of operation. Permission for the restart follows...
22 April 2021
Russia seeks clarification

Russia seeks clarification

The Russian Foreign Ministry asked Japan to "approach the important issue (of dealing with the Fukushima radioactive wastewater) with all responsibility”. Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told a briefing:...
22 April 2021
Framatome projects receive funding from government

Framatome projects receive funding from government

Framatome stated that some of its projects had been selected to receive funding as part of the France Relance recovery plan. France adopted the plan in September 2020 as a “roadmap for the economic, social...
22 April 2021
Ethiopia signs MOUs with Rosatom

Ethiopia signs MOUs with Rosatom

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology has signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Rosatom. The MOUs related to education and training in the field of nuclear energy, and on the formation...
22 April 2021
China approves five new nuclear units

China approves five new nuclear units

China’s state council has approved the construction of five nuclear power units, with total installed capacity of 4.9 GWe, roughly 10% of the country’s total. China needs to accelerate nuclear development...
22 April 2021
Rooppur 2: Journey to Bangladesh

Rooppur 2: Journey to Bangladesh

Rooppur 2: Journey to BangladeshThe reactor pressure vessel and first two steam generators for Rooppur unit 2 have started their journey from the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology JSC in Russia to the...
22 April 2021
Nawah completes fuel loading at Barakah 2

Nawah completes fuel loading at Barakah 2

The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), confirmed that it had completed loading the fuel assemblies into the unit 2 reactor...
25 March 2021
Spain: Government approves licence for Cofrentes NPP

Spain: Government approves licence for Cofrentes NPP

Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Challenge Demographic (Miteco) said that it had approved a ministerial order granting the renewal of the operating authorisation for the Cofrentes NPP...
25 March 2021
Russia’s green Taxonomy includes nuclear energy

Russia’s green Taxonomy includes nuclear energy

Nuclear energy will be included in Russia’s list of green priority activities. A discussion of the draft national Taxonomy of green projects prepared by VEB.RF at the Ministry of Economic Development attended...
25 March 2021