Nuclear

News, trends and policy relating to nuclear power as a clean energy source. Subject matter will include nuclear reactor fuel types, fusion and fission, uranium, graphite cores and neutron reactions. News on decommissioning of nuclear power plants and waste removal will be included. This category will cover the funding of research and innovation such as the tokamak and ITER.

Nuclear fusion

Lower-cost fusion projects receive $32m boost from US Department of Energy

The US Department of Energy has announced the winners of $32m in funding for 15 projects as part of the Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy program.

ROSATOM to supply nuclear fuel components to ETRR-2 reactor in Egypt

The Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority has signed a ten-year contract with Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP), an enterprise of ROSATOM’s TVEL Fuel Company, for the supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor.

IAEA Reviews water storage at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

The IAEA has welcomed progress made by Japan in preparing to dispose of large amounts of treated water stored at Fukushima Daiichi.

Ukraine battling radioactive forest fires at Chernobyl

Ukrainian firefighters have been working throughout the weekend to contain two forest blazes in the Chernobyl nuclear power station exclusion zone.

US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants during pandemic

US nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic, raising concerns of increased risk.

Top head placed at Vogtle nuclear Unit 4 containment vessel

Georgia Power announced that the top heads are now placed on both units 3 and 4 in its major nuclear expansion project.

A successful assembly rehearsal for the world’s largest tokamak

DYNAMIC SNC has taken a decisive step in the delivery of the ITER development contract by completing a successful ‘dry run’ of the project’s impressive upending tool.
Iran electricity

Iran invests $500m in raft of new energy projects

Iran has announced almost $500 million in investment into 25 new electricity projects as part of a far-reaching plan to modernise the country’s energy sector.
Utilities donate millions during Covid19 crisis

Hydro utilities donate funds and equipment during COVID-19 pandemic

Exelon Corporation, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) have all confirmed donations intended to aid customers and others...

Slovenia’s sole nuclear plant unaffected by large earthquake

Slovenia’s only nuclear power plant, Krsko, has stated that it was not affected by the 5.3 magnitude earthquake which hit neighboring Croatia early on Sunday.

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