Rosatom signs fuel contract for China's Xudapu
TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom has signed a nuclear fuel supply contract for two new VVER-1200 reactors at Xudapu 3&4 (also known as Xudabao).
Kyrgyz Parliament bans uranium and thorium mining
The Kyrgyz parliament on 31 October approved a bill banning the extraction of uranium and thorium.
IAEA reviews UK regulatory framework
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team on 25 October concluded an 11-day mission to review the UK’s regulatory safety framework.
Enresa begins dismantling dome at Zorita
Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa has started work to dismantle the dome of the containment building of the José Cabrera (Zorita) nuclear plant in Almonacid...
Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins commercial operation
Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant began commercial operation, 30 days ahead of schedule, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 1 November.
TVO signs fuel contract with Westinghouse for Olkiluoto
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a long-term contract with Finnish nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) for deliveries of nuclear fuel until 2038 for two...
Landfill site delayed at Oak Ridge, but cleanup continues
The planned release of a draft record of decision (ROD) for a landfill facility at the Oak Ridge Site has been delayed until December.
US to renew waivers on nuclear cooperation with Iran
he USA will waive its sanctions on nuclear cooperation with Iran, allowing Russian, Chinese, and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear facilities.
BWXT to produce medical radioisotope germanium-68
Canada’s BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 30 October that it plans to produce germanium-68 (Ge-68) with a focus on addressing growing global demand for the product.
Rosatom announces accident-tolerant fuel testing milestone
Russia's TVEL Fuel Company, part of Rosatom, announced it has completed the first phase of Russian accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) reactor testing.
Posiva contracts US Bond Technologies to supply welding system
Finnish waste management company Posiva has contracted Bond Technologies of the USA to manufacture, install and commission a friction stir welding system for sealing copper...
Argentina’s Rafael Grossi to head IAEA
Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina was elected as the new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General on 29 October.
Cernavoda contract key step towards life extension
Candu Energy Inc. and its consortium partner Ansaldo Nucleare have been awarded contract by Romania's Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) to provide condition...
IAEA reviews Ghana’s nuclear infrastructure development
An International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) follow-up mission, which completed its review on 24 October, said Ghana has made progress...
Orano wins contracts for German dismantling
French company Orano, together with German partner EWN has been awarded two contracts by German utility RWE to carry out strategic dismantling operations at the Mülheim-Kärlich and...
Framatome opens SPEC 200 facility in USA
France’s Framatome said on 28 October it had opened the new SPEC 200 manufacturing facility at its Operational Centre of Excellence in Lynchburg, Virginia, completing transfer of...
EDF told to draw up action plan within a month
The French government on 28 October gave EDF a month to draw up plans to tackle skills shortages and other problems which ministers believe have delayed nuclear projects and damaged...
Core catcher delivered for Russia’s Kursk II-2
The core catcher, or core melt trap, has been delivered for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant, the plant announced on 24 October.
Swedish regulator recommends approval repository extension
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SRSA) said on 24 October that it had reviewed and recommended the approval SKB’s application for an extension and continued operation of the...