Jordan declares uranium plant ‘fully operational’

Jordan has been operating a “pioneering” processing plant to recover yellowcake from uranium ores since the start of the year, the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Commission has announced. Khaled Toukan’s remarks were reported by state news agency Petra and shared by the Jordanian Uranium Mining Company (JUMCO), operator of the plant. JUMCO, which …

US-led initiative aims to lower advanced nuclear construction costs

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is teaming up with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and providing USD5.8 million in funding for a project to demonstrate how three construction technologies from other industries can be applied to advanced reactor designs, to improve the economics of bringing advanced reactors to market. The Advanced Construction Technology (ACT) …

Nuclear could help Spain reach net-zero goal, says IEA

In a review of Spain’s energy policy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the country should consider the usefulness of nuclear energy, including for non-electricity applications, for diversifying technical options to achieve long-term carbon neutrality by 2050. Under Spain’s current policy, operation of its fleet of seven nuclear power reactors will be phased out by …

Nuclear energy project will promote upgrade of ties with Russia, says China

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will jointly witness the opening ceremony of the two countries’ nuclear energy cooperation project via video link on Wednesday (May 19). The smooth kick-off of the project will promote the upgrading of bilateral ties, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Tuesday. Mr Zhao said this …