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  • Blog Post: TVO Requests Permission To Fire Up Olkiluoto 3 December 8, 2021
    Finland’s power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyi (TVO) said Wednesday it had sent its application in to the country’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority asking permission to start up the Olkiluoto 3 EPR power plant and to move forward with initial testing of the unit. The move advances the previously announced schedule up by at least […]
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  • Blog Post: CNNC Turns On Heat For 4,000 In Southern China December 8, 2021
    About 4,000 households in Haiyan county in Zhejiang province in Southern China, had the heat turned on this week (December 3) thanks to a demonstration project developed by the China National Nuclear Corporation. Using residual thermal power from the Qinshan Nuclear Power plant, the Haiyan nuclear heating demonstration project helps produce heating for end-users, which […]
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  • Blog Post: Rosatom Establishes Ties With Nicaragua December 8, 2021
    Russia's state-owned nuclear power Rosatom said Tuesday that corporation delegates and Nicaraguan officials on December 7 signed a Memorandum of Understanding that paves the way for cooperation on an array of nuclear technologies. The signing took place in Moscow, where Deputy Director General for International Cooperation of Rostom Nikolay Spasskiy met with Minister of Finance […]
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  • Blog Post: Management change for UK nuclear transport ships December 8, 2021
    The UK's specialist nuclear transport ships and their base in Barrow-in-Furness will be managed by AW Ship Management under a five-year contract announced today. The deal - worth GBP59 million (USD78 million) - concerns three ships owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority through its subsidiary Nuclear Transport Solutions. ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Virtual reality used to train nuclear staff December 8, 2021
    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is using immersive virtual reality to help nuclear power plant operators train personnel for outage, operations and maintenance work ahead of the spring 2022 outage season. The Nuclear Virtual Reality Solution at the company's Wilmington, North Carolina, headquarters is also being used to provide plant-specific technical ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Decisions coming on Swedish waste facility applications December 8, 2021
    The Swedish government has stated that it intends to announce a decision on the expansion of the existing SFR repository for low and intermediate-level waste at Forsmark on 22 December. In a press conference today, Minister of Climate and Environment Annika Strandhäll said a decision on the application for a final repository for used nuclear […]
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  • Blog Post: TVO applies to start up Olkiluoto EPR December 8, 2021
    Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today applied to Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority for permission to bring the Olkiluoto 3 EPR to first criticality and conduct low-power tests. The Finnish utility noted the start up of the unit may be brought forward from the previously announced date of January 2022. ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Polish joint venture to commercialise SMRs December 7, 2021
    Polish companies Synthos Green Energy and PKN Orlen have signed an investment agreement to establish a joint venture for the deployment of a small modular reactor fleet in Poland. The Orlen Synthos Green Energy joint venture will commercialise micro modular reactor and SMR technology, in particular GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300. ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Atucha 2 supports neutrino experiment December 7, 2021
    Neutrino detection kit has been installed within the containment of Argentina's Atucha 2 reactor in support of a US-Argentine experiment to learn more about the mysterious particles. ...read more
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  • Blog Post: Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years December 7, 2021
    A pilot study by Sweden's Studsvik AB shows that all of Norway's metallic uranium research reactor fuel could be processed using its oxidation process in less than two years. Several studies have already recommended chemical treatment of the fuel before it is disposed of in an underground repository. ...read more
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