2016-08

August 2016

Interview with Simon Irish – CEO, Director and Co-Founder of Terrestrial Energy

Climate Action spoke with Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Co-founder of Terrestrial Energy: a company in the process of developing an advanced carbon-free power plant based upon the...

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L-3 MAPPS Wins Service Contract for Hongyanhe Phase I Simulator Update

MONTREAL, August 30, 2016 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a service contract with Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power (LHNP) to update the reactor core model on the Hongyanhe Phase I...

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Canada Reaffirms Support For India's Nuclear NSG Membership Bid

NEW DELHI:  Reaffirming its support for India's Nuclear Supplier's Group or NSG membership bid, Canada on Thursday said the scope of the deal between the two countries for supply of uranium can b...

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Bruce Power partners with Ontario colleges to secure steady workforce for future

TIVERTON, ON - Bruce Power is pleased to announce a partnership with four Ontario colleges on six diploma programs which will help to ensure a steady flow of qualified candidates for the company's wor...

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Largest module in place at second Vogtle AP1000

The largest module has been installed at the Vogtle 4 nuclear construction project in the US state of Georgia. Emplacement of the CA20 module marks the heaviest lift at the project so far this year. ...

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Ignalina turbine hall dismantling completed

Work that began in October 2011 to dismantle the turbine halls of unit 1 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant - or the B9/1 project – has been completed. The dismantled equipment weighs more than...

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Ikata 3 operating at full power again

Unit 3 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has reached 100% operating capacity, owner Shikoku Electric Power Company announced today. The unit is the fifth Japanese reactor to...

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Pickering Nuclear Achieves Best Ever Safety Performance

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has given Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Pickering and Darlington nuclear stations its highest possible safety ratings. The 2015 Nuclear Safety Report g...

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Britain should leap-frog Hinkley and lead 21st Century nuclear revolution

It is hard to imagine now, but Britain once led the nuclear revolution. Ernest Rutherford first broke the nuclei of atoms at Manchester University in 1917. Our Queen opened the world's first nucl...

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GE and Hitachi Alliance Announces Sale of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 18, 2016 - GE (NYSE: GE) and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy C...

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Steam generators installed at third Barakah unit

The stainless steel steam generators, which Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) describes as similar in length to a tennis court, were manufactured in South Korea by Doosan Heavy Industries and...

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Changjiang 2 enters commercial operation

The company said the 650 MWe CNP-600 pressurized water reactor met all the conditions for entering commercial operation at 5.00pm on 12 August, having completed a 168-hour continuous demonstration run...

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Climate Guru Tells Calif. Governor Not To Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

On Thursday,a letter to Governor Jerry Brown of California, about how nuclear energy was essential to fighting global warming, was sent by Dr. James Hansen and the leading climate scientists in the wo...

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Entrepreneurial spirit builds a world leader

Jay Sarkar is often called on to share his life story with groups of newcomers to Canada. It embodies every immigrant’s dream for a better life in Canada, and every entrepreneur’s journey ...

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Fifth Japanese nuclear reactor set to restart

Shikoku Electric Power was set to restart a nuclear reactor Friday, the fifth in Japan to resume operations under tougher safety standards adopted after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster. ...

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Preferred site chosen for NuScale SMR

Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) CEO Doug Hunter announced that the organization had identified its preferred site from four possible locations within INL's boundaries. Speaking at the ...

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India and Russia celebrate commissioning of Kudankulam 1

The unit is already in service, having started commercial operation on 31 December 2014. Output from Kudankulam 1 is being supplied to India's southern grid and divided between five states: Tamil Nadu...

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DOE legal obligation on Yucca Mountain

The Washington, DC-based organization, which represents the USA's commercial nuclear industry, made the comments in its submission to the DOE's request for public input on the consent-based approach, ...

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Exelon to buy Fitzpatrick nuclear plant

Under the agreement, Entergy would transfer Fitzpatrick's operating licence to Exelon, which already operates Nine Mile Point and Ginna. Subject to regulatory review and approval by state and federal ...

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Duke receives final safety evaluation for William States Lee nuclear plant

In its response to Duke Energy's application for the approval for AP1000 reactors at the site in South Carolina, the NRC concluded there were no safety concerns that would inhibit a construction and o...

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Areva disappointed with Kiggavik decision

The company said yesterday: "Areva and its partners in this project spent over eight years and tens of millions of dollars on the environmental assessment process. The Kiggavik Project, demonstra...

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Bruce Power and County of Bruce launch regional economic development and innovation initiative

Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have teamed up to establish and support a new regional economic development and innovation initiative. The goal of the initiative is to leverage economic opportunit...

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China and Indonesia to jointly develop HTGR

The joint project development plan was signed on 1 August by CNEC chairman Wang Shoujun and Batan chairman Djarot Sulistio Wisnubroto during the second official Meeting of Cultural and People-to-Peopl...

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British reactor takes record for longest continuous operation

As of 1 August, the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) achieved 895 days of continuous operation, having operated non-stop since 18 February 2014. The reactor - also referred to as Heysham 2 unit 8 -&n...

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Terrestrial Energy to sponsor Sustainable Investment Forum in New York

Oakville, Ontario’s Terrestrial Energy is to be a sponsor of the Sustainable Investment Forum, a day-long conference taking place in New York on September 20, as part of the United Nations Envir...

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