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The first shipment of seven spent fuel assemblies previously in storage at Andreeva Bay in north-west Russia is underway, according to project organizers.(read more)
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Rosatom's deputy director-general for international business has described the World Nuclear Association's aim to add 1000 GWe of new capacity by 2050 as fully achievable and "perhaps modest". Kirill Komarov spoke to World Nuclear News during the AtomExpo conference and exhibition held last week in Moscow.
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President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has ordered the temporary halt of construction of two Shin Kori reactors on the country's eastern coast in order to assess how the public feels about completing the projects.(read more)
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Areva NP is to supply advanced fuel to four different nuclear facilities from 2020 under recently signed contracts worth 0 million. The contracts involve the company's Atrium 11 boiling water reactor and Gaia and HTP pressurised water reactor fuel designs.
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A federal court of appeals in San Francisco ruled Friday that U.S. servicemen who were among those who provided aid to Japan following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 can go through U.S. courts to pursue lawsuits against Japan and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on health issues related to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Generating Station.(read more)
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French nuclear power giant AREVA NP said Monday it had sighed three nuclear fuel contracts totaling 0 million.(read more)
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India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has granted clearance for the first pouring of structural concrete for two Russian-built VVER reactors at Kudankulam units 3 and 4. Pouring of the first structural concrete marks the formal start of construction of a nuclear unit, although site preparation works have been underway for several years.
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The communities of Central Huron and White River will no longer be considered as a potential host for a deep geological repository for Canada's used nuclear fuel, the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation has announced. The NWMO is working to identify an acceptable site for the repository under a long-term process called Adaptive Phase Management. In 2010 it launched a two-phase preliminary assessment process to narrow down study areas from a list of communities that had registered interest.
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry this week told committees in the House and Senate that reviving Yucca Mountain's application as a federal repository for nuclear waste was a “moral obligation" to the public.(read more)
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Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom notched a third Memorandum of Understanding in the week concerning plans for export of nuclear power for peaceful purposes, this time signing with Ethiopian officials in a first-ever agreement between the two countries on nuclear power.(read more)
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The USA has a moral obligation to address its nuclear waste issue, and restarting the Yucca Mountain licensing process and committing to establishing an interim storage facility for used fuel will accelerate the fulfilment of that obligation, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry this week told House and Senate appropriations subcommittees.
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Japan's Toshiba Corporation has been granted an extension to the deadline for the submission of its audited earnings results for the 2016 financial year, which ended on 31 March. At the same time, the company has slightly revised its annual loss estimate.
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A US court has blocked EnergySolutions Inc's 7 million acquisition of Waste Control Specialists LLC, ruling in favour of an antitrust filing against the merger by the US Department of Justice.
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Canadian Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) developer Terrestrial Energy announced this the commencement of a feasibility study to explore siting the world's first IMSR for commercial purposes. The study is designed to choose a site at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) at Chalk River in Ontario. (read more)
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The Western Australian government has imposed a ban on future uranium mining leases, but says it will not stand in the way of four uranium projects approved by the state's previous government.
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The final movement of spent nuclear fuel at the shuttered Kewaunee Power Station in Wisconsin, 35 miles southeast of Green Bay, has been completed, Dominion Energy, the plant's owner, announced Wednesday.(read more)
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Terrestrial Energy has begun a feasibility study for the siting of the first commercial Integral Molten Salt Reactor at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' Chalk River site, with a further vision of creating a technology hub at CNL to support the commercialisation of small modular reactors.
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The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has 53 research projects and proposals amounting to about £1.2 million (168.5 million) in its Regulatory Research Register for 2016-17, which it published last week.
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All the fuel element debris waste at the UK's Bradwell nuclear power plant has now been treated to reduce the radiological risk at the site, Magnox Ltd announced yesterday. Removal of the waste is an important step towards Bradwell's planned closure, it said.
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More cooperation agreements and contracts have been signed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow. The latest agreements, with Asian and European companies, cover collaboration in a wide range of nuclear-related areas and beyond.
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Rosatom used the occasion of the Annual Nuclear Power Exhibition in Moscow this week to sign two more important agreements for nuclear power exportation, signing accords with Uganda and Sudan, Wednesday.a(read more)
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