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Indian Point NPP retired after 59 years
04 May, 2021
The Indian Point Energy Center permanently stopped generating electricity...
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UKAEA completes project to accelerate
fusion development
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has completed a pilot project working with five companies to tackle some of fusion energy’s most complex challenges.

Jacobs supports UK AMR research funding
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Dallas-based Jacobs is to provide cutting-edge technical support for two companies whose work developing new nuclear power reactors has secured UK government research funding.

Rolls-Royce on track for 2030 delivery of UK SMR
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 by Rolls-Royce has almost completed the feasibility stage in the development of its UK small modular reactor (SMR) and in May will focus on securing investment, said its chief...

£12 million UK-Japan robotics deal for fusion energy
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Britain and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and other aspects of fusion energy production. Said to be...

Ringhals 1 NPP is retired
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by The Swedish nuclear power plant, Ringhals 1, was shut down as planned on 31 December after nearly 45 years of power operation.

Most of US capacity retirement in 2021 will be nuclear and coal
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by According to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electrical generation, 9.1 GW of capacity is scheduled to retire during 2021. Nuclear generating...

Costain to partner with U-Battery Developments on modular nuke design
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Infrastructure solutions company Costain is collaborating with U-Battery Developments to develop an advanced modular reactor (AMR). The development is being funded by the UK Department...

First Light Fusion raises $25 million
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 by First Light Fusion, a UK-based company prominent in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, has raised $25 million from both existing and new investors. The funding round...

EDF invites interest in DAC and H2 pilots
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by EDF Energy subsidiary Nuclear New Build Generation Co, which owns the proposed Sizewell C project in Suffolk, UK, is looking for commercial partners to help develop hydrogen ...

Ultra safe micro-nuclear ‘one step closer’
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by The Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp reports that it continues to make progress towards deployment of its first micro modular reactor with the signing of the Project Host Agreement for...

Hitachi abandons Anglesey NPP project
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Hitachi will confirm today, 16 September, that it has finally abandoned its plans to build a nuclear power station in Anglesey, Wales at a projected cost of £20 billion. Hitachi had...

Hot testing starts at Chernobyl spent-fuel storage
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by ‘Hot testing’ has started at the Interim Storage Facility 2 (ISF-2) at Chernobyl where the spent nuclear fuels from reactors 1, 2 and 3 will be processed and stored in the world’s...

Natrium fast reactor claimed to offer cost savings
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by On 2 September TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) launched its ‘Natrium’ reactor and energy system architecture. This nuclear technology features a cost-competitive...

Fortum initiates an EIA for Loviisa NPP
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Fortum has initiated an Environmental Impact Assessment procedure for the Loviisa nuclear power plant. The procedure will assess the environmental impacts of a potential extension of...

Hinkley Point C second reactor base completed
Thursday, June 04, 2020 by Work on the 49 000 tonne base for the second reactor at EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK has been completed, in less than a year, and on schedule.

Assystem awarded  ITER contract
Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Assystem, the world’s second largest nuclear engineering organisation, has been awarded the contract for the final design phase 1 and prototype testing of the divertor remote...

EDF delays restart of Cruas NPP over safety fears
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by French energy major EDF has delayed the restart of unit 2 at its Cruas nuclear plant while ASN continues a safety investigation following the 11 November earthquake.

Russia is developing a molten salt reactor
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by Rosatom has the start of the construction of a molten salt research reactor at Zheleznogorsk MCC.

EDF to sell its stake in US nuclear JV
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by French utility EDF is exercising the ‘put option’ to sell its 49.99% stake in Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, which owns the R.E. Ginna, Nine Mile Point and Calvert Cliffs...

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