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Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) CEO Jeff Lyash said this would be the next milestone for project to build a BWRX-300 small modular reactor at Clinch River near Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Date: Monday, 16 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TVA-eyes-late-2023-or-early-2024-for-SMR-licence-a

The UK government has announced the launch of GBP120 million (USD146 million) in funding to support development of new nuclear energy projects, stimulate competition in the industry and unlock investment across the UK. The Future Nuclear Enabling Fund (FNEF) will help to realise the government's ambition to approve eight new reactors by 2030.

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-launches-funding-to-encourage-nuclear-new-build

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion project has achieved a major machine assembly milestone, with the first sub-section of the ITER plasma chamber being lifted out of tooling and lowered into the machine well.

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Most-complex-lift-to-date-completed-at-ITER

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) CEO Jeff Lyash said this would be the next milestone for project to build a BWRX-300 small modular reactor at Clinch River near Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TVA-eyes-late-2022-or-early-2023-for-SMR-licence-a

The Jordan Uranium Mining Company (JUMCO) has announced the production of 20 kg of yellowcake from 160 tonnes of uranium ore at a newly operational processing facility.

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jordan-announces-uranium-production

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) has partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) to complete the recent demolition of a building and removal of a reactor to make room for new facilities, LLNL said on 10 May.

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreactor-and-buildings-demolished-at-us-lab-site-9695816

Oklo Inc has become the first developer to run tests at Argonne National Laboratory's new Thermal Hydraulic Experimental Test Article (THETA) capability. The tests will support the licensing of liquid metal fast reactor designs.

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-tests-under-way-at-new-US-liquid-metal-facil

There is renewed interest in nuclear power from a decarbonisation and energy security perspective, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) said while announcing progress in its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the period FY2021-FY2023. The company said it will continue supporting the restart of Japan's reactors while developing small modular reactors (SMRs) and advanced reactors.

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-power-remains-key-sector-for-MHI

The return to service next month of unit 2 at the Koeberg nuclear power plant will help to reduce pressure on South Africa's constrained power system, state-owned utility Eskom says. The return to service of the unit, which has been offline for refuelling and maintenance, will support utility efforts to reduce loadshedding and meet high demand as the country moves into winter.

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/End-of-Koeberg-outage-to-ease-South-African-grid-p

Belarus's Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said that work on the second unit at the country's first nuclear power plant is proceeding on schedule - and said that the feasibility of building a second nuclear power plant in the country is ongoing.

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Belarus-aims-to-launch-second-unit-of-nuclear-powe