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TVO anticipates loading fuel into OL3 in late 2018

World Nuclear News - 20 April, 2018 - 16:56
Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said it plans to start loading fuel into the core of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in the autumn, once an operating licence has been granted. However, the company said it is awaiting confirmation from the Areva-Siemens consortium that start-up of the unit is still scheduled for May 2019.

US brings accident-tolerant fuel target nearer

World Nuclear News - 20 April, 2018 - 15:45
The US Nuclear Energy Institute reported yesterday that coordination among the various entities involved in the development of accident-tolerant fuels has "progressed to the point that all stakeholders now agree on the feasibility of a 2023 timeline". Citing speakers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 12 April briefing on ATF, the NEI said US research, development and licensing frameworks "need to undergo a paradigm shift" to accelerate the way innovative nuclear technologies such as ATF are brought to market.

Russia To Begin Moving Floating Nuclear Plant In About One Week, Says Rosatom Boss

Nucnet - 20 April, 2018 - 15:15
20 Apr (NucNet): Russia will start towing its first commercial floating nuclear power station, the Akademik Lomonosov, to the port city of Murmansk in the far northwest of Russia in “approximately one week”, the director-general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 19 April 2018.

IAEA Mission Sees High Commitment to Safety at Ghana’s Research Reactor After HEU to LEU Fuel Conversion

IAEA Top News - 20 April, 2018 - 11:45
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of Ghana’s research reactor has demonstrated a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high enriched uranium (HEU). The team also made recommendations for further safety enhancements.
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Nucleonica Training Course, CERN, 16-17 April 2018

Nucleonica - 20 April, 2018 - 11:01
Introduction to Nucleonica: Core Applications and Tools, 16-17 April, CERN, Switzerland, 2018. This 2-day course focused mainly on the Nucleonica core applications with emphasis on Case Studies. A detailed description of nuclear data with particular reference to the various Nucleonica nuclear databases was given. Core applications were demonstrated through the use of the Radiological Converter, […]
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Nucleonica Training Course, KTE, Karlsruhe, 12 April 2018

Nucleonica - 20 April, 2018 - 11:01
Introduction to Nucleonica: Core Applications and Tools, 12 April, KTE, Karlsruhe, 2018. This 1-day course focused mainly on the Nucleonica core applications with emphasis on Case Studies. A detailed description of nuclear data with particular reference to the various Nucleonica nuclear databases was given. Core applications were demonstrated through the use of the Radiological Converter, […]
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Azerbaijan: IAEA Director General Highlights Nuclear Techniques for Development

IAEA Top News - 20 April, 2018 - 08:30
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted increased technical cooperation with Azerbaijan in areas such as agriculture, nuclear medicine for cancer control and prevention, the importance of having qualified medical physicists and the support provided for the establishment of a research reactor during his visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, this week.
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IAEA tests drone to fight disease-carrying mosquitos

World Nuclear News - 19 April, 2018 - 16:26
The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases. The IAEA said today that testing of the new system had been carried out in Brazil last month.

Denmark’s Seaborg Attracts Investment For Molten Salt Reactor Project

Nucnet - 19 April, 2018 - 15:15
19 Apr (NucNet): The company behind a Denmark-based project to develop and commercialise a molten salt reactor (MSR) has closed its first round of pre-seed investment, attracting “several millions” of Danish kroner.

IAEA Director General Reviews Use of Nuclear Technologies in Georgia

IAEA Top News - 19 April, 2018 - 15:15
IAEA Director General met President Giorgi Margvelashvili of Georgia this week, following the country's deposit, on 10 April, of its Instrument of Accession to the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency.
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Canada considers participation in Iter fusion project

World Nuclear News - 19 April, 2018 - 14:43
Canada has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iter Organisation to explore how Canada can participate in the project to construct the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. The fusion reactor - construction of which began in 2010 - is scheduled to achieve first plasma in 2025.

IAEA Conducts Successful Test of Drones in Fight Against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitos

IAEA Top News - 19 April, 2018 - 07:00
The IAEA and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to suppress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases. 
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First test using CABRI pressurised water loop

World Nuclear News - 18 April, 2018 - 17:13
The first test simulating an accident situation in a pressurised water reactor has been successfully completed at the CABRI research reactor in Cadarache, southern France. The test was part of an international research programme aimed at improving knowledge of nuclear fuel behaviour during an accident involving a sudden increase of power.

IAEA Research Projects Confirms WHO Recommendation on Benefits of Exclusive Breastfeeding by HIV-positive Mothers

IAEA Top News - 18 April, 2018 - 16:15
The results of an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on breastfeeding have confirmed how a series of breastfeeding recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) are beneficial to children's health.
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Canada’s CNL Invite Applications From SMR Developers For Potential Onsite Deployment

Nucnet - 18 April, 2018 - 15:44
18 Apr (NucNet): Ontario-based Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have issued an invitation to small modular reactor (SMR) project developers to participate in an evaluation process for the construction and operation of an SMR demonstration project at a CNL-managed site.

Energoatom awaits approval for energy bridge tender

World Nuclear News - 18 April, 2018 - 14:10
Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom expects the country's Cabinet of Ministers to approve soon tender documentation to attract a private partner for the 'energy bridge' project. The project aims to make the export of electricity to the European Union possible by disconnecting unit 2 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant from the Ukrainian national grid, and to attract funding required to complete units 3 and 4 at the plant.

Canada invites SMR vendors for demonstration unit

World Nuclear News - 18 April, 2018 - 14:04
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has invited small modular reactor project proponents to evaluate the construction and operation of a demonstration SMR project at a site it manages. CNL aims to have a new SMR constructed on its Chalk River site by 2026.

Report highlights impact of US nuclear plant closures

World Nuclear News - 17 April, 2018 - 17:20
The announced closure of four nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania will lead to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and air pollutants, according to a report released by the Brattle Group. The retirement of the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse, Perry and Three Mile Island plants will also mean higher electricity costs for residents, and the loss of thousands of jobs.

India, USA to collaborate on neutrino science

World Nuclear News - 17 April, 2018 - 15:21
India and the USA have signed an agreement enabling their scientists to collaborate on the development and construction of different types of neutrino detectors.

Nuclear Has ‘Key Role’ In Bangladesh’s Push For Development

Nucnet - 17 April, 2018 - 14:51
17 Apr (NucNet): Vastly increased electricity production including “a key role” for nuclear energy is a cornerstone of Bangladesh’s push for development with the goal of connecting 2.7 million more homes to the grid by 2021, Mohammad Shawkat Akbar, managing director of Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh, the government company set up to run the facility, told the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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