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Zambia reinstates uranium mining licence for GoviEx

Zambia reinstates uranium mining licence for GoviEx

Canada’s GoviEx Uranium announce that it had received a letter from the Mining Cadastre Department of the Republic of Zambia notifying the Company that the previously cancelled Chirundu Mining Licence...
20 May 2021
US: Possible nuclear subsidies

US: Possible nuclear subsidies

The White House has indicated privately to lawmakers and stakeholders that it supports taxpayer subsidies to keep nuclear facilities from closing, Reuters reported, citing “three sources familiar with...
20 May 2021
Kazakhstan: Waste storage for contaminated soil

Kazakhstan: Waste storage for contaminated soil

Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC) said that it plans to build a radioactive waste storage facility on the territory of the former Semipalatinsk nuclear weapons test site. “The goal of this project...
20 May 2021
3D-printed valve body tested at Olkiluoto NPP

3D-printed valve body tested at Olkiluoto NPP

Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) and Fortum are jointly testing the first valve with a 3D printed valve body at the Olkiluoto NPP. The valve housing was supplied by Neles Finland Oy and the valve...
20 May 2021
Framatome to complete upgrades at Krško NPP

Framatome to complete upgrades at Krško NPP

France’s Framatome had recently signed two contracts to upgrade systems and equipment used to manage operations at the Krško NPP in Slovenia. The company will design, deliver and install new instrumentation...
20 May 2021
Nuclear remains main contributor to Europe’s power mix

Nuclear remains main contributor to Europe’s power mix

Nuclear power was the largest single contributor to Europe’s fuel mix in the first quarter of this year, according to a new study by electricity market analyst EnAppSys. The study showed that, although...
20 May 2021
New type steam generators for Kursk NPP-2

New type steam generators for Kursk NPP-2

The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s Mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) had shipped a set of steam generators (SGs) for unit 1 of Kursk-II NPP. The SGs, weighing...
20 May 2021
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