Illinois state legislators in the USA have approved a bill promising around $700 million to support the nuclear power sector in the state.
Ukraine and the USA have agreed to extend to develop a project that will complete Khmelnitsky 4, along with four new AP1000 units.
The Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant (KKL) in Switzerland has awarded a long-term contract extension to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to provide outage services to the plant.
UK Government ministers are reported to be examining ways in which China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) can be blocked from participating in future power projects in the UK.
Japan has restarted extra power plants, including a long-dormant nuclear reactor, and taken other steps to avoid a power crisis as demand rises, especially in Tokyo, where the Olympics are due to start on Friday.
According to China’s state-run Global Times, the country has started construction of the world’s first commercial small modular reactor (SMR) in Hainan province in south China.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A), and Cameco have entered into an MOU to cooperate on the commercialisation and deployment of BWRX-300 SMRs in Canada and around the world.
Iran’s only nuclear power plant, Bushehr, has been repaired, reconnected to the grid, and is again operating.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has announced that it has begun the shutdown process for the 985MW No. 1 generator at the Kuosheng Nuclear Power Plant in Wanli Distruct, New Tapei.
Rosatom has announced that construction work has started on units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in India with the first pouring of concrete into the foundation plate of the reactor building.