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IAEA upgrades its Ukraine presence
24 January, 2023
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‘Vibrations’ delay start up of Vogtle 3 NPP
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Georgia Power has delayed the start up of Vogtle Unit 3, the only nuclear unit presently under construction in the USA, after detecting vibrations related to cooling system piping,...

Jacobs to plan dismantling of Soviet-era nuclear reactors
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 by A consortium comprising Westinghouse Electric Spain, Jacobs, and the Lithuanian Energy Institute has been selected to plan dismantling and waste management at the Ignalina Nuclear...

Ukraine still suffering infrastructure strikes
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 by On 29 December Russia launched what appeared to be one of its biggest strikes to date on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, pummeling Kyiv and other cities and towns. Several...

Ultra Safe Nuclear and Portland to collaborate on MMR
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 by Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, a prominent US-based company in the deployment of fourth-generation gas-cooled micro-reactors, and Portland Holdings Investco (Portland), a privately...

Plans to build the world’s first laser fusion plant
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 by Following the recent announcement of fusion energy breakeven at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence in California, Longview Fusion Energy Systems has announced plans to...

Fusion ignition breakthrough achieved at NIF
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by The US Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration announced on 13 December the achievement of fusion ignition at the Laurence Livermore National Laboratory,...

Assystem to support new nuclear in Kazakhstan
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 by Project management company Assystem has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Almasadam Satkaliev, CEO of Samruk-Kazyna, The National Welfare Fund of Kazakhstan. MOU outlines...

Four Ukrainian NPPs reconnected to grid
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Ukraine’s four operational nuclear power plant sites all have access to the national grid again following a complete loss of off-site power, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi of...

$1.1 billion grant to keep open Diablo Canyon NPP
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by The US Department of Energy is to conditionally provide Pacific Gas & Electric with a $1.1 billion grant to help prevent the closure of Diablo Canyon, California’s last nuclear power plant.

Zaporizhzhya survives bombardment
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by An expert team of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday 21 November assessed the extent of damage caused by intense shelling over the previous weekend of Ukraine’s...

‘Nuclear milestone’ at Vogtle 3 NPP
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by On 14 October Georgia Power announced that fuel loading into the Westinghouse AP1000 Unit 3 reactor core had begun at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Georgia. The nuclear fuel...

Zaporizhzhya 750 kV connection broken again
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by Zaporizhzhya NPP in Ukraine again lost its connection via its last remaining operating 750 kV power line on 17 October, but is continuing to import electricity from the grid through...

German government confirms short life extension of three nukes
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 by German chancellor Olaf Scholz has announced that his government would pave the way for prolonging the runtime of all three of Germany’s remaining reactors until April 2023, reports...

Zaporizhzhya reconnected, but situation ‘still fragile’ – IAEA
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by In the IAEA’s latest Ukraine Update on 9 October director general Rafael Grossi reported that Ukrainian engineers have restored external power to the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power...

IAEA DG in meeting with Putin
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by On 11 October IAEA director general Rafael Grossi met with Russian president Vladimir Putin as part of the IAEA’s efforts to prevent a nuclear accident during the current...

Site for UK’s first fusion energy plant named
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by The UK’s Business and Energy secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced that the West Burton power station site in North Nottinghamshire has been selected as the location for the...

EDF revises its UK nuclear plant strategy
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by In response to fast rising wholesale gas and power prices feeding through to extremely high consumer bills, (winter 22/23 wholesale electricity prices are currently forecast to be in...

Zaporizhzhya NPP still in a ‘precarious situation’
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by In several phone calls between Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron, president of France, the two presidents have been trading accusations of blame over safety concerns at the...

Sizewell C gets extra government funding
Tuesday, September 06, 2022 by Outgoing UK prime minister Boris Johnson has said the UK government will provide £700 million in funding for the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant.

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