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  • Blog Post: Global Atomic discusses plans for Niger uranium project March 31, 2020
    Canada-based Global Atomic Corporation said yesterday it is in discussions with Orano Mining to deliver uranium-bearing rock from its Dasa project in Niger to Orano's Somaïr facility for processing. The company has changed its plans for the mine which it now plans to develop as an underground-only operation, and expects to release a preliminary […]
  • Blog Post: ČEZ applies to build two new units at Dukovany March 31, 2020
    Czech utility ČEZ has applied to the State Office for Nuclear Safety to construct two new rectors at its Dukovany nuclear power plant. Four VVER-440 units are currently in operation at the Dukovany site, in Vysočina Region. more
  • Blog Post: 10 Tips for Working from Home March 30, 2020
    The coronavirus has forced many of us to start working remotely from home. It is an adjustment, particularly if your spouse and kids are there as well. Still, it’s important to keep a work mindset, even when you’re home.  Here’s some tips. … Continue reading →
  • Blog Post: Landmark lift completed at Vogtle project March 30, 2020
    The containment vessel top head for Georgia Power's Vogtle unit 4 has been lifted into place, marking the completion of all major lifts inside the containment vessels for Vogtle 3 and 4. The project to build two AP1000 reactors at the site near Waynesboro, Georgia is now about 84% complete. more
  • Blog Post: Tepco outlines treated water disposal options March 30, 2020
    Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has released a report on two potential methods for disposing of treated water currently being stored on the site of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The report considers the discharge of the water into the sea and via vapour release. more
  • Blog Post: Rössing operations suspended in Namibian lockdown March 30, 2020
    CNNC Rössing Uranium has announced the suspension of normal mining operations at the Rössing uranium mine in Namibia from 28 March because of a partial lockdown of the Erongo region in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Elsewhere, uranium miners continue to address issues arising from the global pandemic. more
  • Blog Post: Rosatom takes measures to protect workers from COVID-19 March 30, 2020
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosatom has introduced additional measures to protect the health of workers at both its operating nuclear power plants and those it is constructing around the world. In a statement, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov said the Russian state nuclear corporation has developed additional contingency plans for more
  • Blog Post: AI Software Speeds Up Reactor Designs March 29, 2020
    Advanced Reactor Simulation Software Gains Commercial License Argonne Uses AI to Improve Reactor Simulations IAEA Launches Economic Feasibility Study of SMRs VERA Nuclear Reactor Simulation Software Licensed OAK RIDGE, TN – A software package, 10 years in the making, that … Continue reading more
  • Blog Post: A Short Stack of New Reactor Developments March 29, 2020
    Czech Republic Files to Build Two 1200 MW PWRs at Dukovany Rosatom Pursues Development of SMRs Key Components of Second HTR-PM Reactor in China are Connected Japan / Regulator Says HTTR Is Compatible With Post-Fukushima Standards New Report on Chinese … Continue reading → more
  • Blog Post: Canada's NWMO outlines repository plans March 27, 2020
    Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation says it remains on track to select a single, preferred site by 2023 for a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel. The organisation has released its latest Triennial Report, including for the first time a strategic plan beyond site selection. more