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UK launches new nuclear body and offers £157m in grants 19 July 2023

The UK officially launched its Great British Nuclear (GBN) body on 18 July to help boost energy security, reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports and deliver government priority to grow the economy. Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps also announced a competition to develop small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) as well as making £157 million of grants available....

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Cylinder rupture at Russian uranium enrichment plant kills worker 16 July 2023

A technician at a uranium enrichment plant in Russia’s Urals region was killed after a cylinder containing a depleted uranium compound depressurised on 14 July. State nuclear company Rosatom said in a statement that a worker died as a result of “mechanical impacts” and that radiation levels at the plant and in the surrounding area remained normal....

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IAEA finds Japan’s plans to release treated Fukushima water into the sea consistent with international safety standards 04 July 2023

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safety review has concluded that Japan’s plans to release treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station into the sea are consistent with IAEA Safety Standards....

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Innovative nuclear site monitoring and inspection technologies showcased at demo day 26 June 2023

The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) hosted a demo day to showcase the progress of 10 projects funded through the Remote Monitoring of Sensitive Sites competition....

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International robotics community called upon to help develop fusion energy 27 April 2023

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is calling upon the international robotics community to help make fusion energy part of the world’s future energy supply in a bid to combat climate change and build towards a net zero society....

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Company fined for putting workers at risk of exposure to radiation 21 April 2023

A company in Cornwall, UK has been fined after putting its employees at risk of exposure to ionising radiation over a ten-year period....

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Germany shuts down last three nuclear power stations 17 April 2023

Nuclear power production in Germany ended on April 15 after the country shut down its final three reactors: Isar II in Bavaria, Emsland in Lower Saxony, and Neckarwestheim II in Baden-Württemberg. The German government decided to phase out nuclear power following Japan’s 2011 Fukushima meltdown. A final shut down in 2022 was delayed after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and subsequent energy crisis....

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Rolls-Royce SMR design moves to next stage of regulatory assessment 04 April 2023

Rolls-Royce SMR has progressed to Step 2 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) following the successful completion of the first step in the assessment by the UK’s independent nuclear regulators....

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Rolls-Royce SMR to explore joint opportunities for small modular reactors in Finland and Sweden 28 March 2023

Rolls-Royce SMR and Fortum have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly explore the opportunities for the deployment of small modular reactors (SMR) in Finland and Sweden. The talks are the latest to take place between Rolls-Royce SMR and European nations following similar agreements with customers in Poland and Czechia....

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Innovative use of robots and unmanned aerial vehicles at Sellafield 24 March 2023

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is working with Sellafield Ltd on the deployment of robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the Cumbrian site. It is part of the licensee’s drive to accelerate hazard risk reduction through new and innovative approaches within the industry, which ONR supports....

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