Trump Panel Urges U.S. to Buy More Uranium From American Miners

A White House task force is recommending that President Donald Trump direct the federal government buy more uranium from domestic producers, according to two people familiar with the matter. The purchase of uranium by the U.S. Defense Department is among the recommendations being made by the U.S. Nuclear Fuel Working Group, comprised of cabinet level …

IAEA Mission Says Indonesia Strengthened Nuclear and Radiation Safety, Sees Areas for Enhancement

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Indonesia has made progress in strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety, addressing most of the recommendations made during an initial review in 2015. The team also noted areas for further enhancement, including the need to maintain and expand qualified staff to meet …

China Starts Up First Nuclear Cogeneration Project—at AP1000 Plant

China has started up its first commercial nuclear cogeneration system, using two newly operational AP1000 reactors at the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant to heat 700,000 square meters of housing. Shandong Nuclear Power Co. (SDNPC), a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corp. (SPIC), and owner of the Haiyang plant, on Nov. 15 said the first phase …

Jordan plans to sign uranium production agreement with Egypt

Jordan is planning to sign an agreement with Egypt to develop peaceful uses of nuclear energy and uranium production, Khaled Toukan, chairperson of the Jordanian Atomic Energy Commission told Daily News Egypt. Toukan, said that there have been meetings with officials of the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority and the Nuclear Materials Authority over the past …

Egypt’s population growth requires nuclear energy

Population growth and increasing consumption rates, with its demand for energy and water, requires resorting to nuclear energy, Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said during the opening of the fifth Arab Forum on the Prospects of Nuclear Power for Electricity Generation and Seawater Desalination, held in Cairo from December 1 to 4. Shaker said that …

Russia Offers to Expand Nuclear Power in Africa

South Africa is the only country on the African continent with nuclear power generation, but Russia is working to make nuclear power a reality for more African nations. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at a Russia-Africa summit in Sochi, Russia, in late October—attended by heads of state and government representatives from 55 countries—and said his …

Canadian provinces to collaborate on SMRs – World Nuclear News

The Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan have agreed to collaborate on the development and deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed yesterday in Toronto. “Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick agreed today to work together to explore new, cutting-edge technology in nuclear power generation to provide carbon-free, …