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  • Blog Post: RWM launches new venture to lead UK repository research August 5, 2020
    The University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield will support the delivery of independent evidence-based research to underpin the development of a UK Geological Disposal Facility following a GBP2.5 million (USD3.3 million) grant secured from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM). more
  • Blog Post: Saudi Arabia / Press Report Claims Kingdom Has Built Uranium Processing Facility August 5, 2020
    The Wall Street Journal has claimed that Saudi Arabia has constructed a facility – with assistance from China – to extract uranium yellowcake from uranium ore, citing western officials with knowledge of the matter. The US newspaper reported that more
  • Blog Post: USNC Collaborates with South Korean Industry Leaders to Develop Advanced Nuclear Reactor Power Systems August 5, 2020
    Hyundai Engineering, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute to Cooperate with USNC on Incorporating Key Technologies into Micro Modular Reactor U.S.-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Engineering (HEC) and the … more
  • Blog Post: UK National Grid prepares for first T-pylon at Hinkley Point C August 5, 2020
    The first T-pylon on National Grid's Hinkley Connection is scheduled to be constructed at the end of July 2021. It will be one of 116 T-pylons along the 57km route, which will connect low-carbon energy from EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant to six million UK homes and businesses. It will also allow […]
  • Blog Post: Feasibility study sought for Cernavoda expansion project August 5, 2020
    Romania has launched a tender for a new feasibility study to complete units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant for which it is prepared to pay up to RON1 million (USD245,000). There is also the option of a single unit being put up for auction, according to a report by Economica.Net . […]
  • Blog Post: Energoatom sees restoration of company charter August 4, 2020
    Ukraine's Ministry of Energy has restored Energoatom’s ability to influence its own financial planning and the process of appointing a company president, in a newly approved corporate charter that has been submitted for state registration. The state-run nuclear power plant operator had started legal action to force the move before its dialogue more
  • Blog Post: Judge upholds Virginia's uranium mining ban August 4, 2020
    Virginia's 38-year-old moratorium on uranium mining will continue following a district court ruling in a case challenging its constitutionality. Virginia Uranium Inc first brought the state suit in 2015 in its effort to mine what it claims is the largest known uranium deposit in the USA. more
  • Blog Post: Kazatomprom uranium miners set to return to work August 4, 2020
    Kazakhstan's JSC National Atomic Company Kazatomprom plans to return staffing levels at its uranium mines to normal by around the end of this month. The number of employees at the mine sites was reduced between April and July in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
  • Blog Post: EU Taxonomy leaves low-carbon nuclear 'in limbo', admits climate adviser August 3, 2020
    It is understandable that the nuclear power industry feels it has been left "in limbo" by the European Commission's taxonomy on sustainable finance, even though its low-carbon credentials are clear, an adviser to the Technical Expert Group that developed the guidance said last week. Sean Kidney, CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, participated more
  • Blog Post: Letter to Editor at NYT about UAE Nuclear Energy Program August 2, 2020
    Letter to the Editor, New York Times Reference  NYT 08/01/20 – U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant. The launch is raising concerns about the growing number of nuclear programs in the volatile Middle East. This … Continue reading → more