The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) have signed an MOU to jointly evaluate how to develop, build, and operate small modular reactors, which TVA is considering building near ORNL in Oak Ridge.
The United Arab Emirates has announced that the country’s first nuclear power plant, the Barakah plant in Abu Dhabi, has been given approval to operate, making it the first such facility to deploy in the Arab world.
SNC-Lavalin has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Candu Energy, has been awarded three contracts with a combined value of $34 million from Bruce Power in Ontario, Canada, for projects in support of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) programme.
Pickering Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario, Canada sent out an emergency alert about an “incident” at around 07:30 local time on 12 January to people living within six miles of the facility.
Rosenergoatom, which operates all nuclear power plants in Russia, has announced that it generated 209 TWh of energy production in 2019, a record amount.
Al-Ittihad, the Abu Dhabi government-owned newspaper, has reported that Barakah Unit 1 should start operating in the first quarter of 2020.
NuScale Power has announced that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed the fourth phase of review of the design certification application (DCA) for the company’s small modular reactor (SMR).
Dorset County Council has approved planning permission for Tradebe Inutec’s application for a new facility on its Winfrith nuclear decommissioning site.
EDF Group is selling its 49.99 per cent interest in the R.E. Ginna, Nine Mile Point, and Calvert Cliffs nuclear power facilities.
Iran and Russia have announced the start of a new phase of construction for a second reactor at Iran’s Bushehr site on the Gulf Coast.