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VTT aims for simple, safe, and cheap in its district heating SMR design

Mar 31, 2020

A simplified design, low operating temperatures and low operating pressures, and fewer moving parts means using a small modular reactor (SMR) to solely power district heating will face...

CNL takes small-space experience to Lingen decommissioning

Mar 18, 2020

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories are testing the waters in new markets outside of Canada and the decommissioning of Lingen, Germany, is an opportunity for them to bring their know-how to...

US-Canada licensing of GE Hitachi SMR set to open doors worldwide

Mar 18, 2020

General Electric Hitachi’s simultaneous push in the United States and Canada to licence its BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) will open doors worldwide, company heads told Nuclear...

Tennessee Valley Authority studies Browns Ferry licence extension

Feb 19, 2020

Increased efficiencies from five-year, $475-million Extended Power Uprate make business case for prolonging operation of plant.

Cutting begins at Unterweser as GNS prepares for dismantling

Feb 19, 2020

Experience gained on domestic German projects will be used to target dismantling and decommissioning projects overseas.

Regulatory cooperation brings reactor design review gains

Jan 30, 2020

NuScale and Terrestrial Energy expect more efficient design review process due to 'alignment' between US and Canadian regulators.

Diamond battery can process nuclear waste and generate electricity

Jan 29, 2020

Researchers in the UK outline decommissioning benefits plus potential for reactor core shrouds.

Oklo pilots streamlined application process for micro reactor design

Jan 9, 2020

Startup says working with US regulator signals fresh approach to SMR and MMR disruptors.

EDF-Veolia venture predicts wider decommissioning benefits

Jan 9, 2020

Graphitech will focus on graphite reactor technology with wider applications.

Electron beam welding could cut reactor build costs by 85%

Dec 11, 2019

UK consortium using bespoke vacuum design to manufacture small modular reactor pressure vessel.

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