Vattenfall awards contract to dismantle Ringhals 1 and 2 nuclear reactor tanks

Ringhals 1 was shut down on 31st December 2020 after nearly 45 years of power operation while Ringhals 2 was taken out of service a year prior to that

EDF agrees new arrangements to decommission seven UK AGR nuclear plants by 2030

The deal negotiated by the government with EDF is estimated to save taxpayers £1 billion

US awards $20m for advanced nuclear reactor concepts

The latest programme aims to assist the progression of advanced reactor designs in their earliest phases

US Government provides $160m for advanced nuclear reactors demonstration

Both reactor designs are expected to be operational within the next seven years

EDF and Veolia join forces to create Graphitech for nuclear decommissioning

The joint venture will be responsible for the technological development and engineering studies in preparation for decommissioning nuclear reactors that use graphite technology

EU clears Belgian support for nuclear power reactors

The European Commission has approved Belgium’s plans to provide state aid for three nuclear power reactors. In 2014 and 2015, the nation signed two agreements with ENGIE Electrabel and EDF to extend the operational lifetime of the reactors Doel 1, Doel 2 and Tihange. Under the agreements, the companies committed to invest around €1.3 billion […]

US continues to import uranium for nuclear reactors

Most of the uranium used to power nuclear reactors in the US is imported. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), owners and operators of nuclear power plants bought 57 million pounds of uranium last year. Nearly half of the purchases were from Canada and Kazakhstan, which provided 17 million pounds and 11 million pounds […]

US Government issues $6.5bn for nuclear reactors

The US Government is providing loans worth $6.5 billion for the construction of the nation’s first new nuclear reactors in more than 30 years. The two 1,100MW nuclear reactors, which will be built at the Alvin W.Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, is a “first mover for a new generation of advanced nuclear reactors”, the US Department […]

South Korea could face ‘worst power shortage’ this summer

All public offices in South Korea (pictured) will have to cut their electricity usage by as much as 20% this summer in an effort to prevent power disruptions, according to reports. They claim the nation’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) have announced householders could be offered incentives, such as cuts in utility bills, […]

Indian scientists call for nuclear reactors’ inspection

Scientists in India have joined forces to express their concern over the nuclear plant soon to be commissioned in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. They wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala about the quality of the components and equipment used at […]