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Eight months after reaching an accord -- the first of its kind for Japan with a country that is not a signer of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty -- a landmark agreement between India and Japan on nuclear power cooperation goes into effect Friday.(read more)
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Further details have been given about India's planned construction of ten indigenously designed pressurised heavy water reactors, which the cabinet approved in May. The reactors are to be built at four plant locations - including two new sites - by 2031.
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Horizon Nuclear Power on Thursday said it would partner with Tecnatom, a global nuclear training services provider, as it looks to grow the future operational workforce for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project in Anglesey, North Wales.(read more)
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Tokyo Electric Power Company has confirmed the presence of what could be molten fuel within the flooded primary containment vessel of unit 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Similar surveys using robots have already been carried out at units 1 and 2 of the plant.
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The nuclear cooperation agreement signed between India and Japan last November entered into force yesterday with the exchange of diplomatic notes. The agreement opens the door for India to import Japanese nuclear technology.
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Nuclear power has an essential role to play in achieving a 'carbon free' future, Rosatom deputy director-general Kirill Komarov said yesterday during the Expo-2017 conference in Astana, Kazakhstan.
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Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has been awarded a second final and binding partial award in the ongoing arbitration proceedings related to delays in the construction of the first-of-a-kind EPR unit at Olkiluoto. It follows the granting of a partial award to TVO last November.
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The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority received more than GBP1.0 billion (168.3 billion) of commercial income in the 2016/2017 financial year, which it says reduced the "net impact on the public purse" to GBP2.2 billion. According to its annual report and accounts, published yesterday, the exact figure was GBP1.025 billion, which was down from GBP1.094 billion in 2015/2016. Around 85% of its income, GBP612 million, came from the reprocessing and management of used fuel and waste.
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The conversion of Ghana's research reactor to run on low-enriched uranium (LEU) instead of highly-enriched uranium (HEU) has been completed. It is the first of five such Chinese-supplied reactors outside of China to be converted.
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Unit 4 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time on 16 July, China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The unit is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.
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A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits seeking an invalidation of the State of Illinois' zero emission credit program. Introduced last year as part of the states' Future Energy Jobs bill, the program provides financial support to Exelon's Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear power plants.
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A wind turbine plant in Tillsonburg, Ontario, announced it was closing its doors in 2018, telling 300 employes their jobs would be gone, including 206 who were told to no longer come in for work.(read more)
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The Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Generating Station in Japan, has deployed a swimming robot, dubbed the Little Sunfish, that is exploring conditions inside flooded areas of the No. 3 reactor.(read more)
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that the highly integrated protection system (HIPS) platform developed for NuScale Power's small modular reactor is acceptable for use in plant safety-related instrumentation and control systems.
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Concurrent Technologies Corp plans to launch a Centre for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing to fill the "critical gap" that exists in providing proven applied advanced manufacturing technologies in the emerging field of small modular reactors and advanced reactors.
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The USA's Holtec International has signed a teaming agreement with Canada's SNC-Lavalin to collaborate in the development of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor.
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Wang Shoujun, president of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said that commercial production of high-temperature, gas-cooled nuclear fuel (HTGR) had begun at the China North Nuclear Fuel processing plant in northern China.(read more)
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Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin have reached a partnership agreement designed to accelerate Holtec's Small Modular Reactor program “to develop and deply SMR-160 power plants around the world,” the companies said Tuesday.(read more)
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An interview in Japan given by Tokyo Electric Power Company Chairman Takashi Kawamura is causing a stir, as the chairman said the company is waiting for the government's approval to dump tons of tritium-tainted water into the Pacific Ocean. (read more)
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Westinghouse Electric Company on Friday said it was partnering with General Atomics to produce an “accident-tolerant” nuclear reactor fuel that would use a ceramic matrix composite cladding that promises to provide enhanced safety characteristics over the currently established metal cladding.(read more)
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The UK needs to build 14.5 GWe of new nuclear capacity by 2035 or it will fail to meet the Two Degrees scenario, National Grid says in the annual update of its Future Energy Scenarios it published yesterday. The report also suggests that national electricity demand could peak at 85 GWe by 2050, compared with around 60 GWe today. National Grid is the private company which runs Britain's high-voltage electricity network.
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