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French engineering group Assytem said Thursday that it has been hired to assist Rosatom's export division AtomStroyExport with obtaining licenses and permits needed to construct Egypt's firs nuclear power plant.(read more)
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Vladimir Putin has this week discussed plans to build Egypt and Uzbekistan’s first nuclear power plants with his counterparts in those countries, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved modifications to the emergency preparedness plan for Oyster Creek to reflect its decommissioning status. The plant shut down in September after 49 years of operation.
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China has begun the shipment of low-enriched uranium fuel for use in the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 , a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor that currently uses high-enriched uranium fuel.
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The first production accelerator has been delivered to Shine Medical Technologies' isotope production campus in Janesville, Wisconsin.
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The pressuriser for the HPR1000 (Hualong One) reactor under construction at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan has completed factory hydraulic pressure testing.
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Dominion Energy said this week it had filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew Surry Power Station's operating licenses for an additional 20-year term, which makes it the third nuclear plant in the country to seek permission to operate its reactors for up to 80 years.(read more)
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it had Exelon Generation Company’s request to modify the emergency preparedness plan for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J. in a manner that reflects the power plant's decommissioning phase.(read more)
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Zio-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has dispatched the second reactor for the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker under construction at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg.
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China and Belgium have signed a framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The agreement was one of several accords signed in Brussels yesterday during a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.
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The reactor core for the former research reactor at the University of Arkansas' SEFOR site has been lifted and is close to making its journey to the National Security Site in Nevada, an Energy Solutions spokesman confirmed.(read more)
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A decommissioning plan for unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has been submitted to the country's nuclear regulator by plant owner Shikoku Electric Power Company.
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of expert visited Belarus, which is building its first nuclear power facility, to assess its preparedness in the event of a nuclear, radiological emergency. The IAEA noted strengths and areas that could use improvements, the agency said.(read more)
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An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today concluded a ten-day mission to review Belarus's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies.
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Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The design was the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.
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A fourth Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactor has been connected to the grid in China, the State Power Investment Corporation (***) announced.(read more)
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The removal of used nuclear fuel from the Lepse floating technical base can now begin thanks to the erection of a special protective cover at the Nerpa shipyard in Snezhnogorsk in the Murmansk region of Russia.
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The reactor vessel of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) in Arkansas, which shut down over 45 years ago, has been placed in a carbon-steel container in preparation of its transport to a disposal site in Nevada.
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it had issued the order approving the transfer of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant operating license from Entergy to NorthStar. The request for the transfer...(read more)
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Two Indian 220MWe nuclear power plants reached operational milestones on the same day, setting a national record for days of continuous operations at the Kaiga Unit 1 nuclear plant and a personal best continuous run at the Rajasthan 3 reactor.(read more)
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With years of losses and a company breakup behind it, French multinational nuclear power specialist Orano said Friday that it would hire 1,500 workers in all phases of its business.(read more)
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