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Japanese court has ordered shutdown of a vulnerable nuke
20 December, 2017
A Hiroshima court has ruled that a nuclear reactor in southwestern...
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Finnish cities looking at SMRs for large scale CHP
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Three cities in Finland are launching a study to investigate the possibility of using small modular nuclear reactor technology to decarbonise district heating.

UK backs SMR technology
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 The UK government has announced £56 million of funding for research and development into small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology.

Centrica revives prospect of nuclear sell-off
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Centrica CEO Iain Conn has reiterated his June statement that the company is open to bids for its 20 % stake in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation

ETI project to identify nuclear cost drivers
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 The Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new project to examine potential cost reductions for nuclear power stations.

NuGen expects to sell Moorside nuclear project by early 2018
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Toshiba’s NuGen nuclear project in Britain expects to secure a new investor by early next year.

Turkey joins the nuclear power club
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 General construction work has begun at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site in Turkey.

Japan’s nuke restart programme faces new challenges
Sunday, August 27, 2017 The governor of Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture has stated that he will not consent to restarting the reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co’s Tokai II NPP, which went offline in March...

‘Accident tolerant’ nuclear fuel to be launched
Friday, July 28, 2017 General Atomics is collaborating with Westinghouse on a new accident-tolerant nuclear reactor fuel, known as EnCore, which is intended to make current nuclear reactors safer.

Three Mile Island to close down in 2019
Friday, June 02, 2017 The Three Mile Island power plant in Pennsylvania, USA, will close in 2019 unless it receives financial support from the state, forty years after it was the site of the worst...

National Grid halts construction of Moorside connection
Friday, May 19, 2017 Construction of a power line designed to serve a proposed new nuclear power plant in the UK has been stopped because of uncertainties surrounding the future of the plant.

Moorside nuclear plant 'on hold' 
Friday, May 05, 2017 The plan to build a nuclear power station in Cumbria, UK, has been put on hold while NuGen, the company developing it, carries out a strategic review.

Engie to sell NuGen Moorside stake
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Toshiba Corp has announced its intention to buy French power utility Engie's 40 % stake in their British nuclear joint venture NuGen for ¥15.3 billion.

Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Troubled American nuclear company Westnghouse has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as its owner Toshiba, which is wrestling with a $6.3bn writedown on its US nuclear...

Toshiba may sell Westinghouse
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Electronics and machinery giant Toshiba Corp is considering selling its US subsidiary Westinghouse Electric as one of its options in an ongoing review of its overseas nuclear operations.

Japan to provide $8.7 bn towards UK nuke build
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 The Japanese government has made an arrangement with the UK government to supply a financial package totalling $8.7 billion for a UK nuclear power plant project spearheaded by Hitachi.

Uncertainty over the future of the Culham tokamak
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 The future of the world's largest fusion tokamak experiment is in doubt because Britain may end its membership of Euratom folliwings its decision to leave the EU.

German utilities win nuclear case
Monday, December 12, 2016 Germany’s energy utilities will be able to claim compensation from the government resulting from its 2011 decision to close the country’s nuclear power plants.

AMEC FW wins ITER contracts
Monday, December 05, 2016 AMEC Foster Wheeler is to lead a study to discover how best to decommission the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment.

SNC-Lavalon wins Altucha NPP pre-contract
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a pre-project contract from Nucleoeléctrica Argentina for the CANDU nuclear new build project at the Atucha site.

Large part of French nuclear fleet shut down
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 A large proportion of France’s nuclear fleet has been shut down for inspection by the country’s Nuclear Safety Authority following the discovery of potentially faulty components.

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