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Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant developer EDF has announced that...
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Chornobyl safeguards resumed – IAEA Update
On 9 May the International Atomic Energy Agency issued the following statement, Update 75, from the director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi.
US DoE seeks bids for $6 bn nuclear credit programme
The US Department of Energy has announced plans to seek applications and sealed bid submissions under the $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit Programme to support the continued operation...
Four Canadian provinces publish strategic plan for SMR
The governments of four Canadian provinces – Ontario, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and Alberta—have published a plan outlining the path forward for the advancement of small modular reactors.
IAEA statement on the Ukraine situation
In its Update published on 7 April the International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi states that it is aware of recent drone footage said to be...
UK government to take 20% stake in Sizewell C NPP
The UK government plans to take a 20% stake in a the projected £20 bn Sizewell C nuclear power plant, according to a report broadcast by the BBC. EDF will also take a 20% stake in...
Kärnfull and GE Hitachi SMR collaboration
Sweden's energy consumption continues to grow and there is a demand for increasing the amount of fossil-free and reliable power supply. One part of the solution is the deployment of...
Russia attacks nuclear facilities in Ukraine
As of 9 March, the Chornobyl nuclear plant site, location of the 1986 accident, was reported to be disconnected from the grid and without a supply of external power.
IAEA statement on the situation in Ukraine
Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – on 6 March – that although regular staff continue to operate the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, the...
Rolls-Royce SMR entering regulatory assessment process
Rolls-Royce SMR’s nuclear power plant design is entering the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process with its regulators – the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Environment Agency...
Ukraine update – Chornobyl radiation ‘not a danger to the public’
Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that the country’s nuclear power plants are continuing to operate safely and securely, according to a statement from...
Macron sets out plan for French nuclear renaissance
Following the announcement in November last year of a radical change in national policy, French president Emmanuel Macron has outlined the country’s nuclear generation plans in some detail.
GE to sell part of Steam Power nuclear business to EDF
GE and EDF signed an exclusive agreement on 10 February under which EDF will acquire part of GE Steam Power’s nuclear power activities. The proposed transaction would bring GE’s...
First micro-nuclear PP for Alaska
Copper Valley Electric Association, located in Glennallen, Alaska is collaborating with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, headquartered in Seattle, to determine the feasibility of...
Government awards £100m to proposed Sizewell C NPP
Plans to build the Sizewell C 3.2 GW nuclear power plant have been backed by £100 million of government funding in order to try and attract further financing from private investors.
Germany retires more reactors and lignite plants
Germany’s nuclear and coal phase-out programmes both took a step towards their completion on the last day of 2021, when the country decommissioned several GW of nuclear and lignite capacity
Olkiluoto NPP achieves first criticality
The EPR reactor installed at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland achieved first criticality on 21 December, power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced.
UK chooses HTGR for AMR development
In a speech to the UK Nuclear Industry Association on 2 December, Greg Hands, minister of state for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, said 'excellent progress' had been made on the...
Macron says France will construct new NPPs
In a significant change to national policy, France is to begin building new nuclear reactors ‘to guarantee energy independence,’ and meet its climate change goals, president...
R-R confident of SMR delivery by 2030s
Roll-Royce has announced that following the raising of £195 million in equity funding, its Small Modular Reactor business has now been established.