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Zaporizhzhya NPP still in a ‘precarious situation’
13 September, 2022
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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.

California to delay retirement of Diablo Canyon NPP
Tuesday, September 06, 2022 by California’s legislators have approved a bill to extend the life of the state’s last operating nuclear plant by up to five years. The bill authorises a $1.4 billion government loan...

UN mission heads to stricken Ukrainian NPP
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by A team of UN atomic energy experts set out on 29 August for Zaporizhzya nuclear power station in Ukraine, after months of rising tensions between Ukrainian and Russian forces, who...

UK to extend life of coal plants as ‘last resort’ facility
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by At the request of the UK’s Business and Energy ministry, BEIS, National Grid ESO has agreed contracts with Drax and EDF to extend the life of coal fired power plants this winter. The...

Rolls-Royce and ULC-Energy to collaborate on SMR for The Netherlands
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 by Rolls-Royce SMR has signed an exclusive agreement with the Dutch development company ULC-Energy to collaborate on deploying Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor power stations in...

IAEA update 92 – the situation in Ukraine
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, on 19 August renewed his urgent appeal for maximum military restraint in the area of...

Shelling of Zaporizhzhia NPP
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi told the UN Security Council on 11 August that the IAEA’s presence at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear PP in Ukraine,...

EDF cuts output from nuclear generation
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by State owned French energy major EDF is reducing output at nuclear power stations on the Rhône and Garonne rivers as heatwaves push up river temperatures, restricting its ability to...

Extending life of German NPPs ‘might make sense’
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by Germany’s chancellor Olaf Scholz has hinted that the life of the country's nuclear power plants might be extended as reduced gas flows from Russia increase the likelihood of winter...

IAEA Ukraine Update 86 – vital equipment arrives
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 by Ukraine has received a large batch of crucial radiation protection and monitoring equipment offered by Australia and France and delivered by the International Atomic Energy...

EUROfusion starts design of demonstration fusion power plant
Tuesday, July 05, 2022 by Following its record-breaking results earlier this year*, Europe's research consortium for fusion energy EUROfusion has announced the start of conceptual design activities for...

Zaporizhzhia data link restored
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Ukrainian operator of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant have restored the remote transmission of crucial safeguards data from...

Westinghouse and Bloom Energy to accelerate zero-carbon H2 production in the nuclear industry
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by Westinghouse Electric and Bloom Energy Corp have entered into a Letter of Intent to pursue clean hydrogen production in the commercial nuclear power market. The companies are teaming...

Jacobs builds robot to clean up Fukushima
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by US firm Jacobs has designed and built a robotic tool to obtain crucial information about the state of a damaged nuclear power reactor at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. The remotely...

Hinkley Point C delayed and will overrun by £3bn
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant developer EDF has announced that the plant is expected to begin operating a year later than planned in June 2027, at an estimated cost of £25 – 26bn.

Chornobyl safeguards resumed – IAEA Update
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by 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
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by 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
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 by 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
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 by 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...

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