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Russia’s BN-800 Reactor Enters Commercial Operation

The plant achieved 100% power last August (WNN) The BN-800 fast neutron reactor,Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Russia, has started commercial operation, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced this week. Rosatom described the achievement as “one of … Continue reading

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Advanced Nuclear Fuels Open Doors to New Applications

New Fuels for Old UK Generates Electricity from Americium. Plans Use for Deep Space Missions Russia’s TVEL Announces New Nuclear Fuel Types and Customers X-energy Partners with Nuclear Fuel Industries on Future TRISO Fuel Production Other Nuclear News NuScale and … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Bill In Senate Would Boost US Nuclear Industry

A major step forward in congressional support for the next generation of nuclear reactor technology took place this past week with the introduction in the Senate of the bipartisan Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), It is seen by an across … Continue reading

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EDF’s Flagship EPR Enters Revenue Service in Taishan

The first Areva/EDF European Pressurized reactor (EPR), a 1650MW commercial plant, is now in revenue service in Taishan, China, located about 136Km west of Hong Kong. Power was sent to the grid this week following extensive testing. World Nuclear News … Continue reading

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Nuclear News Roundup for August 13, 2018

China’s Haiyang-1 AP1000 Reaches First Criticality (NucNet): The Haiyang-1 Generation III+ Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor unit in Shandong province reached first criticality on August 8th according to a statement from the China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC). Haiyang-1, construction … Continue reading

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Canada Sets Course for a Domestic SMR Industry

The Canadian Government is mapping out an industrial strategy to become a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and use of small modular reactors (SMRs). The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is reviewing 10 SMR designs including the NuScale … Continue reading

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NASA Re-starts PU-238 Production at Two Sites

Darlington power plant helps fuel NASA’s space exploration A Canadian nuclear plant is stepping up to ensure NASA’s ongoing exploration of deep space continues for years to come. The Darlington Nuclear Generating Station in Clarington, Ontario will produce and harvest … Continue reading

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Nuclear fuel R&D is driving advanced reactor innovation

The development of new nuclear fuels is crucial to the success of new fast reactor designs. Examples include TRISO fuel for HTGRs and Molten Salt fuel for 21st century iterations of the work done at Oak Ridge in the 1960s. … Continue reading

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers 333

This post represents the latest link in a chain of almost six years of the weekly summaries of the best of the pro-nuclear blogs. About these bloggers The bloggers who write the posts cited here do so because they have … Continue reading

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Nuclear News Roundup for 9/17/16

Holtec Secures Land Deal For Fuel Storage Facility In New Mexico NucNet) New Mexico has allowed US-based Holtec International to buy about 1,000 acres of land to be used for the construction of an interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility. … Continue reading

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