An incident in reactor 2 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power station in the southwest of Finland took place on 10 December.
Strikes by workers protesting against a French nuclear reform plan reduced nuclear power generation by more than 1 GW on Wednesday evening (9 December).
EDF has announced that it plans to start decommissioning of Hinkley Point B nuclear power station in Somerset, England by July 2022.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $14 million to help build a hydrogen energy production facility at Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island nuclear power plant in Minnesota, USA.
A consortium led by Rolls-Royce is hoping to secure £217 million of funding from the UK Government to enable it to build 16 small modular reactors (SMRs).
Rosatom has announced that unit 1 of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant, the first to be built in Belarus, has been connected to the grid and is supplying electricity.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has announced that Synthos Green Energy (SGE), part of the Synthos Group, has started discussions with Poland’s National Atomic Energy Agency (Państwowa Agencja Atomistyki – PAA) about a potential BWRX-300 small modular reactor project.
Kenya’s plan for a nuclear power plant has been delayed beyond the initial estimate of 2030.
Achieving net zero calls for four times as much clean power as now for the UK to stop burning polluting fossil fuels, and the Climate Change Committee says nearly 40 per cent of that needs to come from firm sources. Some argue nuclear is the best way to get there.
By Tom Greatrex , Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association
Reuters has reported that EDF Energy will shut Hinkley Point B nuclear power plant in southwest England earlier than planned.