Ukraine extends deal for Westinghouse nuclear fuel

Westinghouse Electric Company is to continue providing nuclear fuel to Ukraine between 2021 and 2025. The Toshiba-owned firm has signed a nuclear fuel contract extension with Ukraine’s state company Energoatom for the deliveries to seven of 15 nuclear reactors. The existing contract for six reactors is set to expire in 2020. Last year, a reactor […]

UN nuclear watchdog opens uranium bank

The UN nuclear watchdog has opened what is said to be the world’s first uranium bank in Kazakhstan. The $150 million (£116.5m) facility at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP) in the eastern city of Ust-Kamenoforsk is designed to reduce nuclear proliferation risks. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which owns and manages the new Low […]

UK invests £2.5m to avoid nuclear station blackout

The UK Government has awarded grants totalling £2.5 million for nuclear fuel and manufacturing research. The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the University of Manchester will use the cash to establish facilities for the development of nuclear fuels with enhanced accident tolerance. The fuels are being developed to improve resilience during extreme events that might […]