Nederland heeft het achtste Nationale rapport over de naleving van het Verdrag inzake nucleaire veiligheid verzonden aan het Internationaal Atoomenergieagentschap (IAEA), conform de afspraken in het Verdrag.
The US Department of Energy has formally announced the preparation of an environmental impact statement for the construction of a Versatile Test Reactor to test fuels and materials for use in advanced civilian nuclear power reactors.
Tohoku Electric Power Company has applied to Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority for approval of its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture. The company announced in October 2018 its decision to scrap the unit as it said required safety upgrades woul
The establishment of an organisation responsible for the construction and operation of Ghana's first nuclear power plant has been approved by the country's cabinet, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said this week.
Fuelling of a radioisotope-based power system for NASA's Mars 2020 rover has begun. The Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator - or MMRTG - uses heat from the natural radioactive decay of plutonium-238 to generate electricity as well as maintaining the rover's systems at the proper oper
GE Steam Power expects "stable demand" for nuclear power generation over the next 10 years as "the only powerful source of electricity without carbon dioxide emissions", its CEO, Michael Keroullé, said in an interview this week with Strana Rosatom, the newspaper of the Russian state nuclear corporat
Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh 2 nuclear power station in southwest Russia has begun pilot operation and testing at 100% of capacity, Rosenergoatom, the operating subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced.
The Generation III+ VVER-1200 plant, construction of which began in 2009, reache
Although uranium market challenges are easing, Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel says there is still far to go before the Canadian uranium company restarts operations at McArthur River/Key Lake. Gitzel made the comment during the presentation of its second quarter results yesterday.
Diakont of the USA provided cleaning and decontamination services using its new underwater robotic decontamination systems at four undisclosed nuclear power plants during early 2019, cleaning refuelling cavities, dryer-separator pools, and a suppression pool.
Boris Johnson expressed his "passionate" support for nuclear power when he addressed the House of Commons for the first time as UK prime minister yesterday. Seven of the country’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030, while new-build projects have faced financial uncertainty o
As a consequence of the recent passing away of Director General Yukiya Amano, and in order to ensure the orderly and smooth functioning of the Agency, the Board of Governors has decided to designate Mr Cornel Feruta as acting Director General, until a Director General assumes office.
The IAEA will mark its 40th online seminar in radiation protection and safety next week. So far, more than 11 000 people from 132 countries have participated in online seminars – or webinars – and the number of participants continues to grow.
South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction yesterday signed the 'business collaboration agreement' with US small modular reactor developer NuScale Power for supply of NuScale Power Modules and other equipment. Doosan also signed the 'unit purchase agreement' through which it will make a ca
The Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan is considering changes that would make the clearance of radioactive material about ten times stricter than international standards, creating unnecessary confusion and cost, writes Dr Charlotta Sanders, senior project manager at World Nuclear Association.