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First cask emplaced at Sizewell B fuel store

World Nuclear News - 23 March, 2017 - 18:23
The first cask containing used nuclear fuel from the Sizewell B pressurised water reactor has been placed within the unit's new dry fuel store. The milestone marks the first use of dry used fuel storage technology in the UK.

Irradiation of Fresh Produce: New Database will Help Determine the Right Dose

IAEA Top News - 23 March, 2017 - 16:15

What is the correct radiation dosage for disinfesting fresh products to eliminate the risk of carrying new invasive pests into importing countries?

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Paladin announces arbitration proceedings

World Nuclear News - 23 March, 2017 - 15:52
Paladin Energy Limited plans to start arbitration proceedings against CNNC Overseas Uranium Holdings Ltd (CNNC Overseas) over indications it will seek to acquire Paladin's interest in the Langer Heinrich uranium mine in Namibia. CNNC Overseas bought a 25% joint venture equity stake in Langer Heinrich for $190 million in January 2014.

Barakah 3 sets pipe welding quality benchmark

World Nuclear News - 23 March, 2017 - 15:41
Construction work at Barakah 3 in the United Arab Emirates has passed two milestones with the completion of reactor coolant loop piping welding and the reactor containment building dome structure. The coolant loop work has set a new industry benchmark for quality in pipe welding.

China's CGN extends its cooperation with Kenya

World Nuclear News - 23 March, 2017 - 15:38
China General Nuclear and the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board have extended their cooperation in the development of nuclear energy in the African country with the signing of two new agreements.

Hitachi-GE and Westinghouse set for GDA completion

World Nuclear News - 22 March, 2017 - 18:00
UK regulators expect to complete the Generic Design Assessment of the AP1000 and the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) in March and December this year, respectively. They have also reported the start of the GDA of the UK HPR1000, which they expect to complete in 2021.

Bechtel, GEH team up on European decommissioning

World Nuclear News - 22 March, 2017 - 17:33
USA-based firms Bechtel and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have today announced the formation of an alliance to offer decommissioning and dismantling services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden.

CAP1400 reactor vessel passes pressure tests

World Nuclear News - 22 March, 2017 - 15:55
Hydraulic pressure testing has been completed on the reactor pressure vessel for the demonstration CAP1400 unit to be built at Shidaowan in China's Shandong province.

World Water Day 2017: Why Waste Water?

IAEA Top News - 22 March, 2017 - 09:45

The theme of World Water Day 2017 — Why waste water? — highlights the importance of conserving our limited freshwater resources.

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Rosatom and state funding firm join for innovation

World Nuclear News - 21 March, 2017 - 16:20
Rosatom and Russian Venture Company have signed an agreement to cooperate in the promotion of advanced technologies and innovative developments at the Russian state nuclear corporation's subsidiaries. RVC is a Russian state institution responsible for funding national innovation projects on behalf of the National Technology Initiative.

European approval for Salamanca offtake agreement

World Nuclear News - 21 March, 2017 - 14:47
The Euratom Supply Agency, the nuclear watchdog of the European Union, has approved Berkeley Energia's offtake agreement for the sale of the first production from its Salamanca uranium mine under development in Spain. The mine is expected to enter production in late 2018.

Access to High Quality Education Increases for Nuclear Medicine Professionals

IAEA Top News - 21 March, 2017 - 11:30

More nuclear medicine professionals from developing countries will have access to training courses and educational materials thanks to a new agreement signed between the IAEA and the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) today.

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Major Safety Improvements at Romania's Research Reactor: IAEA Review-test

IAEA Top News - 21 March, 2017 - 10:00

Kazakhstan’s Institute of Nuclear Physics has implemented significant modifications and upgrades to improve the safety of its research reactor, concluded experts of an IAEA Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) mission last week.

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European Commission clears Belgian nuclear support

World Nuclear News - 20 March, 2017 - 18:30
The European Commission has approved Belgian plans to support the long-term operation of three nuclear reactors after finding measures to compensate operators Engie-Electrabel and EDF Belgium are in line with European Union rules on state aid.

Survey under way of Fukushima Daiichi 1 vessel

World Nuclear News - 20 March, 2017 - 18:14
A robot has entered into the primary containment vessel of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant and provided Tokyo Electric Power Company with radiation and temperature measurements within it. The company hopes the data, together with video footage, will enable it to locate the molten fuel in the unit.

Xe-100 HTGR moves to conceptual design

World Nuclear News - 17 March, 2017 - 17:32
X-energy yesterday announced the start of work on the conceptual design of its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor, following a review of the company's readiness by an external panel of industry experts.

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