New modular-based experiment holders developed by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) are expected to improve transient testing on nuclear fuels and materials, and enable new clients like NASA to take advantage of the unique capabilities at INL's Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT).
Following a review by the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff have agreed that the commission's final safety evaluation report for NuScale's small modular reactor (SMR) should be issued.
Řež (CVR), the operator of the LVR-15 research reactor in the Czech Republic, has continued to improve safety since a previous review in 2003, implementing significant refurbishments to modernise the reactor's systems and components.
Nuclear reactors generated a total 2657 TWh of electricity in 2019, up from 2563 TWh in 2018, and second only to the 2661 TWh generated in 2006, according to a new World Nuclear Association report.
Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology, is ready to ship four steam generators to unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.
Holtec International's SMR-160 reactor has completed the first phase of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)'s vendor design review (VDR) process. The company plans to begin the second phase of the voluntary pre-licensing review in the near future.
Unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear power plant in the Al Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi has been connected to the grid and has begun supplying electricity to the UAE. The South Korean-supplied APR1400 is expected to enter full commercial operation later this year.
The US Department of Energy has authorised the start of 'hot' or radioactive operations at the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at its Savannah River Site (SRS).
The generating capacity of units 1 and 2 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in the Slovak Republic will each be increased from 471 MWe to 500 MWe through efficiency projects.
Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has today submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) programme to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on very low-level radioactive waste disposal at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.