Ultrasound Technique to Test Welding Seams of ITER Components

Ultrasound Technique to Test Welding Seams of ITER Components A new technique to test ultrasonically welding seams of key components of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is about to be developed by specialists in non-destructive testing of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia. Specialists from the EU, UK, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, and US…

TVO Plans a VLLW Disposal Facility at Olkiluoto Site

TVO Plans a VLLW Disposal Facility at Olkiluoto Site Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) is planning the construction of a very low-level waste disposal facility at Olkiluoto. On 14th August 2020, TVO submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) programme for the plan to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. Similar disposal facilities have been used…

Modernization Project Starts at Mochovce NPP (Slovakia)

Modernization Project Start at Mochovce NPP (Slovakia) On 15 August, Slovenské elektrárne shut down one of the two turbine generators at Mochovce NPP Unit 2, and after it cooled down, the Company started to dismantle the high-pressure and low-pressure parts of the turbine. This operation kicked off the most important part of the large and demanding modernization…

Chernobyl, New Technical Cooperation Project with IAEA

Chernobyl, New Technical Cooperation Project with IAEA The new technical cooperation project on Chernobyl nuclear site with IAEA has been initiated called UKR9040 “Supporting Ukrainian Institutions in Addressing National Decommissioning, Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management, including Radio-Ecological Monitoring”. The new cooperation cycle provides for the continuation of the IAEA expert support in the…

Framatome To Provide Field Instrumentation To Hinkley Point C

Framatome To Provide Field Instrumentation To Hinkley Point C French nuclear company Framatome signed a contract with Hinkley Point C to supply conventional field instrumentation for the two UK EPRs under construction at the nuclear power station located in England. Approximately 10,000 instruments will monitor and measure temperature, flow, pressure, and level under all operating…

Full Marks for Safety Improvements at Czech Research Reactor

Full Marks for Safety Improvements at Czech Research Reactor An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team said the operator of the 10 MW LVR-15 research reactor in the Czech Republic has continued to improve safety since a previous review in 2003, implementing significant refurbishments to modernise the reactor’s systems and components. The Integrated Safety Assessment…

Ukrainian Nuclear Society Presents Its New Report

Ukrainian Nuclear Society Presents Its New Report The Ukrainian Nuclear Society published an analytical report of the impact of the functioning of the nuclear energy complex on the development of Ukraine. «Impact of nuclear industry on the development of Ukraine» aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of the activities of enterprises of the nuclear industry in…

EDF to Restart Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station

EDF to Restart Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station EDF has received approval from Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to start generating low carbon power again from one of the reactors at Hunterston B power station in Scotland. This follows a major, two-year inspection and investment programme to prove that the station can respond safely to…