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Turkey joins the nuclear power club
General construction work has begun at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site in Turkey.
Japan’s nuke restart programme faces new challenges
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Russia signs nuclear agreement with Paraguay
Russia and Paraguay have signed a memorandum of understanding on peaceful nuclear co-operation.
EDF's credit rating downgraded
Standard & Poor (S&P Global) has downgraded the credit rating of giant utility EDF from ‘A-1’ to ‘A-2’ on the back of a detailed rating report that takes into account the risks...
ETI assesses small modular reactors
Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) could be operating in the UK by 2030 with the right policy environment and government support, according to a new report.
Heysham 2 completes record breaking continuous run
Heysham 2 nuclear power station’s record-breaking reactor has been taken out of service for a planned maintenance programme.
Hinkley Point C NPP will go ahead
The Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is to proceed after the UK government agreed a revised deal with French firm EDF.