EDF warns of problems with nuclear reactor components

The energy giant didn’t, however, say if any of the reactors will have to be halted

Restart delayed of Scottish nuclear reactor where cracks were found

The Big Six supplier said it needs to complete some additional technical analysis to support Reactor 3’s safety case

EDF Energy gets nod to restart nuclear plant where cracks were found

The Office for Nuclear Regulation said it is satisfied the reactor is safe to bring back to service for around four months of operation

US launches new demonstration centre for nuclear reactors

The National Reactor Innovation Centre will provide the private sector technology developers with the necessary support to test and demonstrate their reactor concepts and assess their performance

EDF confirms further delay at Flamanville nuclear plant

Commissioning of the project is not expected before the end of 2022

Transfer of highly enriched uranium from UK to US complete

It will be down-blended to be used as fuel in civil nuclear reactors

UK regulators approve new nuclear reactor design

A new design for a nuclear reactor has been approved by regulators in the UK. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the Environment Agency and Natural Resource Wales, confirmed the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) designed by Hitachi-GE is suitable for construction. They are satisfied the reactor meets regulatory expectations on safety, security […]

Government offers up to £44m for advanced and mini nuclear plants

The UK Government is providing up to £44 million for small and advanced modular reactors (AMR) feasibility and development programme. AMRs differ from conventional reactors , which use pressurised or boiling water for primary cooling. They aim to maximise the amount of off-site factory fabrication. Small modular reactors use existing or new nuclear technology scaled […]

Jordan assesses nuclear reactor for potential deployment

The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) is assessing an advanced nuclear reactor and its potential for deployment in the country. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for evaluating X-energy’s ‘Xe-100’ reactor, which uses factory-produced components and is said to require less time to build. Dr Khaled Toukan, JAEC Chairman said: “The HTR’s [High Temperature […]

UK regulators approve Westinghouse nuclear reactor

A reactor designed by Toshiba’s nuclear unit has been approved by UK regulators. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the Environment Agency (EA) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said they are satisfied the reactor meets expectations on safety, security and environmental protection. The approval is needed before Westinghouse can use the reactor at NuGeneration’s (NuGen) […]