Japan’s nuclear fuel cycle policy suffers another setback

Completion of key facility delayed yet again amid charges of sloppy management TOKYO/AOMORI — Japan’s central government is finding itself in a bind over its long-standing nuclear fuel cycle policy, due to repeated delays in the completion of a key facility, two and a half decades after construction work began. The policy suffered another setback …

Steam generators of Belarusian nuclear power plant’s second unit now in place

MINSK, 16 January (BelTA) – Steam generators have been installed as part of the second power-generating unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from the Information and Public Relations Department of the state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant. Four steam generators intended for the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant have …

Russia ready to finance construction of nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan

Russia is ready to offer several options for financing the nuclear power plant construction project in Uzbekistan, Sputnik news agency reported citing a source. According to the source, presently, the Uzbek government is working out a detailed proposal for the construction of the nuclear power plant and estimation of possible investments. “This is a political …

UAE’s first nuclear power plant marks ‘significant milestone’ in construction

The UAE’s first nuclear power plant has announced that the final two of its four reactors are now connected to the country’s electricity grid. The development is described as a “significant milestone” by Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ahead of the nuclear plant’s activation expected later this year. The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will have four …

Russia to Develop Nuclear Power Plant Project in Sudan 

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and Sudan have signed an agreement to construct a nuclear power plant in the North African country, Russia’s Rosatom said Friday. The agreement was signed by Rosatom’s subsidiary Rusatom Overseas and the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity. As part of the feasibility study of the NPP construction project, the site will be selected and …

Georgia PSC votes to continue construction at Plant Vogtle

Georgia’s Public Service Commission has voted unanimously to allow continued construction of two nuclear reactors at Georgia Power’s embattled Plant Vogtle, which is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule. Commission chair Stan Wise said the decision came down to the importance of fuel diversity and the long term benefits the projecct would …