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 (EU) rules on state aid.
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.
Unit 4 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has completed commissioning tests and now meets the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced yesterday.
The operator of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant on Finland's southwestern coast has demonstrated a strong commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, the mission made recommendations to Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) to reinforce some safety measures.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will work continuously to optimise, adapt and evolve to meet its regulatory responsibilities, Kristine Svinicki said yesterday in her first address as NRC chairwoman to the agency's 29th Regulatory Information Conference in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) has called for the systematic management of the aging of containers in the country's interim radioactive waste storage facilities. The requirement follows the completion of a study into container aging and fuel handling in such facilities.
An international arbitration panel has ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to pay the owners of the San Onofre nuclear power plant $125 million for defective steam generators supplied to the plant in 2009 and 2010. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) capped the award at the liability limit contained in the contract to supply the components.
EDF Energy has awarded James Fisher Nuclear (JFN) a contract to supply inspection devices to more precisely monitor the condition of graphite within the cores of its fleet of operating Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGRs) in the UK.
Global engineering consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler has renewed an agreement to provide long-term engineering and technical support to the UK's fleet of operating nuclear power reactors. The agreement with EDF Energy Nuclear Generation is worth £125 million ($153 million).