Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site
17 mei 2019
Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and UzAtom, Uzbekistan's nuclear development agency, have signed a contract to perform engineering surveys for the Central Asian country's first nuclear power plant.
16 May (NucNet): China is about to sign a $1.7bn deal with Russia to build two new Generation III+ VVER power reactors at the Xudabao nuclear power station in Liaoning province, northeast China, media reports have said.
Poland is preparing to build its first nuclear power units in the Pomerania region in the north of the country, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told Polish Radio on 14 May. The government plans to build a nuclear power plant by 2033.
"Energy investments now face unprecedented uncertainties, with shifts in markets, policies and technologies," Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency says in the Paris-based organisation's latest annual review.
15 May (NucNet): Scotland-based energy services company Wood has been appointed by the UK government to lead the second phase of a nuclear research project that aims to demonstrate significant cost savings in the design, construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear power reactors.
15 May (NucNet): Poland is laying the groundwork to build its first commercial nuclear power reactors in the Pomerania region in the north of the country, energy minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told Polish Radio on Tuesday.
The IAEA publication Use of Laser Carbon Dioxide Carbon Isotope Analysers in Agriculture focuses on an isotopic technique that scientists are using to assess the presence of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the environment and which can also help to enhance land management practices to make agriculture clima
Agricultural activities, illegal sewage disposal and animal breeding could be among the sources of nitrogen pollution in urban waterways around Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, according to preliminary findings of an IAEA-supported study using isotopic techniques.
The International Atomic Energy Agency plans to discuss its isotope-enabled water balance model during its International Symposium on Isotope Hydrology that is taking place between 20 and 24 May in Vienna, Austria.
13 May (NucNet): More than 40 nuclear associations representing over 80,000 scientists have today called on government ministers to double public investment in nuclear-related R&D and innovation within the next five years.
10 May (NucNet): Kyrgyzstan’s parliament is considering the introduction of a moratorium on the exploration, development, and mining of uranium deposits in the Central Asian republic, a statement by parliament said earlier this week.
Shine Medical Isotopes yesterday broke ground on its first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Commercial production of isotopes, including molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is scheduled to begin in 2021.
The full-scale in situ system test at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility near Olkiluoto has proceeded to the concreting phase in the construction of the end plug for the deposition tunnel, Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced.
9 May (NucNet): Britain has gone an entire week without using coal to generate electricity for the first time in modern history, with low-carbon generation – which includes nuclear power – accounting for 49.6% of supply, a record for clean electricity.
Voor eens en voor altijd opgeruimd, niemand ooit nog tot last. Zo denken de Finnen over het hoogradioactieve kernafval dat hun land vanaf 2025 diep onder de grond permanent gaat opbergen en opsluiten. De dumpplek zal toekomstige oorlogen en natuurrampen moeten overleven, want het afval blijft nog du
De kerncentrale in Pennsylvania in de VS, sluit eind september. Dat heeft de uitbater Exelon verklaard. De reactor draait al jaren met verlies. Veertig jaar geleden vond er een van de zwaarste kernongevallen plaats toen een deel van de reactorkern smolt.
Individual electrical components at Vogtle 3 are now permanently powered, Georgia Power announced yesterday. The completion of initial energisation represents a significant milestone as the US nuclear project moves from construction towards system operations.
A preliminary investors' agreement has today been signed between Romanian national nuclear company Nuclearelectrica and China General Nuclear (CGN) regarding the completion of units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant.
The US Department of Energy has announced a USD600 million investment in a new supercomputer, to be named Frontier. It said the machine would enable "extreme scale scientific endeavours" to lead to "breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness and national securi
Iran trekt zich deels terug uit het atoomakkoord van 2015. Volgens staatspersbureau Isna heeft president Rohani zijn besluit bekendgemaakt in brieven aan de Europese Unie, Duitsland, Frankrijk, Groot-Brittannië, Rusland en China.
7 May (NucNet): A high nuclear power capacity of 150 GW by 2050 – up from about 118 GW today – would result in widespread economic benefits throughout the EU, sustaining more than one million jobs and hundreds of billions of euros in additional GDP growth, tax revenues and household income, a study
Kazatomprom's uranium production for the first quarter of 2019 was 4% down from the same period in 2018 as the Kazakh company continues with its plan to reduce production. Meanwhile, US uranium production for the quarter was 74% down from 2018.
3 May (NucNet): The cost to generate electricity from the first micro reactor will be less than the same costs for diesel generators at between $0.14/kWh and $0.41/kWh, the Washington-based Nuclear Energy Institute says in a report.
France will delay its planned reduction in the share of nuclear power its electricity mix to 50% from the current 2025 target to 2035 under a draft energy and climate bill. The bill was presented to the Council of Ministers by Minister for an Ecological and Solidarity Transition François de Rugy on