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The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) has released a report recommending that South Korea and the US should strengthen cooperation in the nuclear power export market, which is currently dominated by Russia and China. This should include building a supply chain together.

Date: Saturday, 13 May 2023
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Vibrations detected during pre-operational testing at unit 3 of Georgia Power’s Vogtle NPP in the US are likely to further delay start-up of the unit. The vibrations, associated with some piping within the cooling were identified by Southern Nuclear Operating Company. Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co, is currently building Vogtle units 3 & 4, in Waynesboro Georgia. They will be the first new nuclear units built in the US in more than 30 years.

Date: Thursday, 19 January 2023
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US Georgia Power has announced that fuel load into the reactor core at unit 3 of the Vogtle NPP is underway, marking “a milestone toward start-up and commercial operation of the first new nuclear units to be built in the US in more than three decades”.

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2022
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The IAEA is addressing some of today’s biggest global challenges, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told delegates at the opening of the Agency’s 66th annual General Conference which ran from 26-30 September.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) says it has removed 45 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Japan and returned it to the USA. Fulfilling a commitment made at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, NNSA and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) have removed all HEU from the Kyoto University Critical Assembly (KUCA).

Date: Saturday, 13 August 2022
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US Southern Company has reported second-quarter earnings of $1.1 billion in 2022 compared with $372 million in 2021. However, Southern increased the cost estimate for its Georgia Power utility’s share of the two nuclear reactors under construction at units 3 & 4 of the Vogtle plant in Georgia. The Vogtle reactors, already billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule, are the only new nuclear power units under construction in the USA.

Date: Thursday, 04 August 2022
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