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  • Blog Post: Grossi impressed by Finnish used fuel repository November 27, 2020
    "Onkalo is a game changer for the long-term sustainability of nuclear energy," International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday, referring to the world’s first-ever deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel that is under construction in Olkiluoto, Finland. more
  • Blog Post: OPG includes SMR plans in net-zero strategy November 27, 2020
    Ontario Power Generation has committed to being a net-zero carbon company by 2040, and to help the markets where it operates to achieve net-zero carbon economies by 2050. These are the two major goals established in its newly released Climate Change Plan that aims to drive efficient, economy-wide decarbonisation and economic renewal, while protecting […]
  • Blog Post: NDA has 'lack of knowledge' of nuclear legacy sites, say MPs November 27, 2020
    The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a "perpetual lack of knowledge" about the state and location of waste on its 17 sites, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says in a report published today. The NDA should set out how it will develop a clearer means of reporting publicly on the level of […]
  • Blog Post: Indian regulator gives go-ahead for first concrete at Gorkakhpur November 27, 2020
    India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has given its consent for the pouring of first concrete for the first two 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors to be built at Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna in the Fatehabad district of Haryana. The indigenously designed units are to be built by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. […]
  • Blog Post: New Technologies / Denmark’s Seaborg Attracts Private Funding For Molten Salt Reactor Project November 27, 2020
    Seaborg Technologies, a Danish company behind a project to develop and commercialise a molten salt reactor (MSR) has announced it has secured funding of an “eight-digit” sum in euros from private investors. Seaborg said in a statement that the money more
  • Blog Post: China / Indigenous Hualong One Reactor At Fuqing-5 Connected To Grid November 27, 2020
    The Fuqing-5 Hualong One nuclear power plant in Fujian province, southeastern China, was connected to the national grid for the first time at 00:41 local time today, a statement by the China National Nuclear Corporation said. Last month, Fuqing-5 more
  • Blog Post: World' first Hualong One unit connects to grid November 27, 2020
    Unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province was connected to the grid for the first time today, at 00:41 local time, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site - had attained a sustained chain reaction for the […]
  • Blog Post: UK to Invest $700M in SMRs as Part of 10 Point Plan November 27, 2020
    Boris Johnson’s 10 Point Plan is Missing a Few Points Idaho Site Selected for DOE Virtual Test Reactor Bipartisan Legislation Offered To Revitalize Nuclear Energy Industry Danish Nuclear Lands $24 million for First Asian Reactor Czech PM Signals Delay in … Continue reading → more
  • Blog Post: Stop talking about Utopia, says Tupper November 26, 2020
    The time has come to stop thinking about competition between different energy sources and instead look at how they can work together to achieve climate neutrality, Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada Shawn Tupper said yesterday. more
  • Blog Post: IAEA highlights role of nuclear power in Finland November 26, 2020
    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö yesterday discussed the use of nuclear energy in support of climate change goals, nuclear verification and possibilities for cooperation in nuclear safety projects in the Arctic. They also discussed strengthening cooperation between Finland more