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21 Ghanaian reactor at full power after fuel conversion Ghana's research reactor has achieved full power operation following its conversion to run on low-enriched uranium (LEU) instead of highly-enriched uranium (HEU). It is the first of five such Chinese-supplied reactors outside of China to be converted. Friday, August 11, 2017
22 Bruce Power, Areva NP join for isotope production Bruce Power and Areva NP will further explore opportunities to commercialise radioisotope production capabilities at the Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) yesterday. Under the agreement, Areva NP is to supply equipment to allow online production of isotopes at the Canadian plant Wednesday, August 9, 2017
23 Operational safety improves at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has addressed many of the recommendations made following a 2015 assessment of operational safety at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). However, the IAEA says work should continue in some areas. Wednesday, August 9, 2017
24 India awards contract for fast reactor fuel cycle facility India's Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has awarded Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) a contract worth INR 7.64 billion ($120 million) to construct a fast reactor fuel cycle facility at Kalpakkam. Tuesday, August 8, 2017
25 Performance milestone for waste supercompactor A unique piece of equipment that can compress a 55-gallon (200-litre) waste drum to a fifth of its original size has achieved 100,000 hours of operation at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho site. Compacting has reduced the number of shipments of transuranic waste from the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) for disposal in New Mexico. Monday, August 7, 2017
26 China contracts GE to provide services to Daya Bay plants USA-based GE is to provide services to the steam turbines, generators and auxiliary systems of the nuclear power plants on the Daya Bay site in China under a 12-year agreement signed with the site's operating company. Thursday, August 3, 2017
27 Paladin Energy enters administration Paladin Energy Ltd has today appointed administrators after it was unable to agree a delay to the repayment of $277 million it owes Electricité de France (EDF). The administrators will continue to operate the company on a business-as-usual basis until further notice. Thursday, August 3, 2017
28 Trump heralds golden era for US energy President Donald Trump yesterday announced a "complete review" of US nuclear policy as the first of six new initiatives to secure domestic energy independence and create a "new era of American energy dominance." Friday, June 30, 2017
29 US waste management bill passes committee vote The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee yesterday passed HR 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017, by 49 votes to four. The legislation aims to reform US nuclear waste management policy to ensure the government can meet its obligations to dispose of used fuel and high-level waste. It will "preserve" Yucca Mountain as the "most expeditious path" to achieving this. Thursday, June 29, 2017
30 UK government remains committed to nuclear, minister says Nuclear firmly remains an important part of the UK's energy mix and the government will ensure Britain's exit from the European Union will not have a negative impact on the country's nuclear industry, Energy Minister Richard Harrington has confirmed. Harrington has been undersecretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for less than two weeks following a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May. Wednesday, June 28, 2017