Several French media outlets have reported on plans by the French government to start building its first new generation nuclear reactors before May 2027.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reported that one of the four main power lines at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, currently held by Russian military forces after its invasion of Ukraine, has been repaired and is again supplying the plant with electricity from the Ukrainian grid, two weeks after it was disconnected.
Robert Habeck, Germany’s Economy Minister, has announced that Germany will keep two of its three remaining nuclear power stations on standby until April 2023, to ensure sufficient electricity supply through the winter.
Rosatom has announced that it has been granted a licence to construct two units at the Paks II nuclear power plant site by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (OAH).
Hyundai Engineering has signed a contract with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. (USNC) of the USA to supply equipment for the Canadian Chalk River micro modular reactor (MMR) demonstration project.
Japan is considering building next generation nuclear reactors and restarting idled plants.
The UK Government has approved funding for construction of the new Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk.
Ukraine has claimed that Russian forces fired rockets on 6 August at a spent fuel storage area at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, risking what Energoatom, the country’s nuclear power company, called a “nuclear disaster”.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has agreed to certify the first SMR, from NuScale.
Following Russia’s cutting of gas supplies to Europe, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner has called for a halt to electricity production using gas and delaying the phaseout of nuclear power.