2015-03

March 2015

France's larger reactors OK for 40 years, says regulator

French nuclear regulators have found no generic elements that would compromise the safety of the country's 1300 MWe nuclear reactors over a 40-year operating life. Pierre-Franck Chevet, president of ...

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NuScale upper module mock-up completed

The major components of the mock-up are: the upper portion of the containment vessel; the reactor vessel head; major piping (including steam and feedwater); the control rod drive mechanisms; major val...

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Argentina, Bolivia sign agreement to develop nuclear energy

Argentina and Bolivia have signed a cooperation agreement to promote and develop infrastructure and institutions for the peaceful use of nuclear energy, the Bolivian ministry of hydrocarbons and energ...

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UAE applies for first nuclear operating licence

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has submitted its application for an operating licence for the first two units at the Barakah nuclear power plant. Read the Full Article

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NDA lays out plans for years ahead

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has published its latest business plan, setting out its anticipated income and expenditure during the next financial year. It also includes a high-...

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GE Hitachi unveils remote uncoupling tool

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has unveiled a remotely-operated tool that enables nuclear technicians to complete tasks at the bottom of nuclear reactors more quickly and safely. The tool has been sh...

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SA in nuclear tender talks with Canada, Japan

South Africa is gearing up for its third nuclear vendor workshop as it bores ahead with its nuclear build programme aimed at adding 9 600 megawatts of nuclear-powered energy to the national power grid...

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New Survey Shows Stronger Support for Nuclear Energy

WASHINGTON, DC,, March 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Large majorities of Americans support nuclear energy and believe it will be important for the future, a new national public opinion survey ...

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Apogee - MC-100 Chlorophyll Concentration Meter

The new MC-100 is a research-grade, cost-effective, optical meter that combines all the features of the Opti-Sciences CCM 200 Plus with the new ability to output a direct measure of chlorophyll in uni...

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Canadian Nuclear Suppliers Depart on Trade Mission to South Africa

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) in partnership with the Canadian High Commission to South Africa is leading a delegation of nuclear suppliers including a representative from the ...

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Westinghouse gets approval for SMR testing

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved Westinghouse's testing approach for its small modular reactor design. Approval is a significant step toward design certification and will re...

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Poland to be a key market for Westinghouse

18 March 2015 Poland will be an important market in Europe for Westinghouse, Mike Kirst, the company's vice president for strategy and external relations for Europe, said in an interview with...

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Ontario energy minister visits Brampton tech firm to announce nuclear trade

BRAMPTON – Ontario’s energy minister toured MDA Corporation’s Brampton facility March 12 and announced the province is partnering with the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries...

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Ontario to Showcase Energy Expertise in South Korea

Ontario will be partnering with the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries for a nuclear trade mission to South Korea from April 26 to May 2, 2015. During the mission, Minister of Energy, Bo...

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China Approves New Nuclear Reactors in Industry Revival

China is reviving growth of its nuclear power industry with approval of its first new project in two years. The Cabinet's planning agency approved construction of two additional reactors at a...

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China approves first nuclear project in two years - CTV News

BEIJING - China is reviving growth of its nuclear power industry with approval of its first new project in two years. The Cabinet's planning agency approved construction of two additional rea...

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CNSC's travelling nuclear safety roadshow

A handful of people turned out for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s ‘CNSC 101’ seminar in Kincardine on March 3, in what is an ongoing challenge to educate the public on...

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Former MP John Godfrey appointed Ontario climate change adviser

TORONTO – Former Liberal MP John Godfrey has been appointed a special adviser to the Ontario government on climate change. As adviser and chair of a climate action group, Godfrey will repor...

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Prof. calls for nuclear reactors in Saskatchewan

REGINA — As a significant Canadian producer of uranium, it might seem odd that Saskatchewan hasn’t subscribed to nuclear power as an energy source. But Duane Bratt would like to see t...

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Uranium miner gets approval for WA mine

North American uranium producer Cameco has received conditional environmental approval to develop the Kintyre uranium project in Western Australia. New York Stock exchange listed Cameco and joint...

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This Nuclear Reactor Eats Nuclear Waste

Nuclear power provides the promise of carbon-free electricity, but there are just too many "buts" for many people to accept. No one wants another Fukushima and the United States still d...

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APR1400 accepted for design certification

US design certification of Korea's APR1400 reactor design can begin in earnest after the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) formally accepted a revised application from Korea Electric Power Co...

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Saudi Arabia, South Korea sign MOU on nuclear power

 Saudi Arabia and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate on the development of nuclear energy, Saudi state news agency SPA said, building on ...

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SPX shortlisted at the Pump Industry Awards - World Pumps

SPX’s Glasgow facility, which produces its ClydeUnion Pumps, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Manufacturer of the Year category at the Pump Industry Awards. The company will fight ...

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