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Gryphon Technologies Wins $14M DARPA Task Order

Gryphon Technologies Wins $14M DARPA Task Order

Gryphon Technologies has been awarded a $14 million task order by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the development and demonstration of a High-Assay Low Enriched Uranium...
07 October 2020
Japan’s Sendai 1&2 to restart earlier than expected

Japan’s Sendai 1&2 to restart earlier than expected

Kyushu Electric Power Company said that it will restart units 1&2 at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture about one month earlier than planned. It said progress in building additional...
07 October 2020
TerraPower launches Natrium reactor

TerraPower launches Natrium reactor

TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Introduce Commercial Natrium™ Power Production and Storage System (Photo: TerraPower)US-based TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have announced the...
16 September 2020
Hot testing completed at Pakistan’s Karachi 2

Hot testing completed at Pakistan’s Karachi 2

Unit 2 at Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan Unit 2 at Pakistan’s Karachi Nuclear Power Plant has completed hot functional tests, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), which is ...
15 September 2020
Bruce Power and BWXT collaborate on life extension proj

Bruce Power and BWXT collaborate on life extension proj

The first ‘Made in Ontario’ steam generator, built by United Steel Workers, for the Unit 6 MCR has been shipped from BWXT’s plant in Cambridge to Bruce Power.Bruce Power and BWXT Canada Ltd have announced...
15 September 2020
Belgian court rules against closure of Tihange 2

Belgian court rules against closure of Tihange 2

Pressure to reverse the decision by Belgium’s Federal Nuclear Control Agency (FANC) to restart unit 2 of Tihange nuclear power plant came to nothing on 3 September when the Brussels Court of First Instance...
15 September 2020
Exelon to close Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants

Exelon to close Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants

The two-unit Byron NPP, comprising two pressurised water reactors with capacities of 1164MWe and 1136MWe will close in September 2021, and the two unit Dresden plant with two boiling water reactors with...
02 September 2020
Russia: Waste storage facility in Chelyabinsk region

Russia: Waste storage facility in Chelyabinsk region

Russia’s national operator for waste management, NO RAO, has received a licence to build a final isolation point for radioactive waste in Ozersk.The Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and...
02 September 2020
Nuclear generation in 2019 close to record high

Nuclear generation in 2019 close to record high

Nuclear reactors generated a total 2657 TWh of electricity in 2019, up from 2563 TWh in 2018, and second only to the 2661 TWh generated in 2006, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. This...
26 August 2020
Rooppur NPP : First reactor pressure vessel assembled

Rooppur NPP : First reactor pressure vessel assembled

Russia’s AEM-technologies has pre-assembled the reactor for unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh at its Volgodonsk-based Atommash branch (part of Rosatom’s engineering division, Atomenergomash). AE...
19 August 2020