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  • Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:46:40 +0000: First contract signed for Cernavoda completion - World Nuclear News
    A year-long, CAD8.4 million (USD6.6 million) contract will see Canada's Candu Energy prepare the licensing basis for two new Candu pressurised heavy water reactors at Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant. The signing was celebrated by the governments of Romania and Canada, as well as the USA.
  • Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:23:07 +0000: NNL and DNV team up for nuclear-derived hydrogen study - World Nuclear News
    The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and Norwegian assurance and risk management provider DNV are partnering to explore the potential use of advanced nuclear technologies for the conversion of UK gas networks to hydrogen. The collaboration will enable both the nuclear and gas sectors to gain a deeper understanding of priorities and assess barriers and next steps on aspects including regulation, safety, siting and economics.
  • Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:05:08 +0000: Calls for Diablo Canyon shut down to be reconsidered - World Nuclear News
    The premature shutdown of Diablo Canyon units 1 and 2 will "inflict grave harm to California's economy and environment," according to the American Nuclear Society. The closure of California's last remaining nuclear power plant will cause more grid instability and rolling blackouts for the state because Diablo Canyon reliably supplies about 10% of in-state power, it says. Former US energy secretaries Steven Chu and Ernest Moniz have also called for the decision to shut down the plant to be reassessed.
  • Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:13:30 +0000: Tehran negotiations 'inconclusive': Grossi - World Nuclear News
    Negotiations to address outstanding nuclear verification issues in Iran have so far been inconclusive, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said yesterday. Negotiations among parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - Iran and five world powers - are expected to resume in Vienna next week.
  • Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:46:01 +0000: US study charts shifting nuclear attitudes - World Nuclear News
    Support for nuclear energy is on the rise in the USA, according to the latest study of US attitudes to energy carried out by environmental non-profit ecoAmerica. The American Climate Perspectives Survey found notable shifts in understanding and support for several energy sources, the group said, with strong support for clean energy coupled with the need for education on the energy-climate connection.
  • Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:21:17 +0000: Package ready for Czech used fuel disposal - World Nuclear News
    Škoda announced it has completed development of a geological disposal package for the Czech Republic's used nuclear fuel. Made of corrosion resistant steel, it is a hermetically sealed container for the highly radioactive used fuel assemblies from its VVER reactors.
  • Wed, 24 Nov 2021 17:08:00 +0000: Holtec and Hyundai finalise SMR design and deployment agreement - World Nuclear News
    Holtec International has finalised an agreement with Hyundai Engineering & Construction of South Korea for the turnkey supply of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor plant worldwide. Holtec is considering deploying the first SMR-160 at Oyster Creek in New Jersey, where it is currently in the process of decommissioning a former boiling water reactor.
  • Wed, 24 Nov 2021 16:55:30 +0000: Major components set in place at Rooppur - World Nuclear News
    All four of Rooppur 1's steam generators have been lifted into position, Russia's Rosatom has announced. Separately, Rosatom's export subsidiary Atomstroyexport is working with the Bangladesh Ministry of Health on a vaccination programme to protect workers at Rooppur from COVID-19. Bangladesh's first nuclear power reactor is slated to start up in 2023.
  • Wed, 24 Nov 2021 14:56:43 +0000: Puerto Rico study and advanced reactors receive US funding - World Nuclear News
    The US Department of Energy has awarded funding to the Nuclear Alternative Project to study the potential siting of small reactors in Puerto Rico. Funding also goes to address hurdles to the use of small reactors in commercial shipping and to support the development of advanced reactor designs. 
  • Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:35:43 +0000: Message: The Nuclear Saves Partnership - an IAEA initiative for the private sector - World Nuclear News
    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi talks about the Nuclear Saves Partnerships through which industry and others can partner with the Agency to expand its efforts to support development projects in low- and middle-income countries.