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US-based Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner to support infrastructure renewal projects at various facilities run by the UK government owned (but operationally independent) National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-support-refurbishment-of-uk-nuclear-research-labs-10041186

Company has responded to every request, says co-founder The proposed Aurora design consists of a small reactor with integrated solar panels. Courtesy Oklo. California-based nuclear startup Oklo Power has restarted licensing procedures with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for its Aurora compact fast reactor to be deployed at the Idaho National Laboratory site.

Oklo said in a statement it has handed to the NRC a licensing project plan which lays out a framework for interaction with the regulator before the actual application is submitted.

Oklo’s initial application was rejected by the NRC in January 2022 on the grounds of the company’s failure to provide information on several key topics for the Aurora design. Oklo submitted its first application in March 2022.

Jacob DeWitte, co-founder and chief executive of Oklo, said: “Oklo has responded to every NRC request for information promptly and we look forward to continuing to engage with NRC as we prepare for upcoming application submissions.”

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/oklo-restarts-licensing-process-with-nrc-ahead-of-resubmitting-aurora-application-9-3-2022

Revolutionary laser-driven technology unveiled by TAU Systems aims to place the capabilities of high-energy particle accelerators within reach of engineers and scientists the world over, with potential applications in a wide range of fields including nuclear. The Texas-based company is aiming to offer its first commercial service centres in 2027, after starting prototype applications as early as 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-compact-particle-accelerators-to-offer-game-ch

US-based Oklo, developer of the 1.5MWe Aurora microreactor, has submitted a revised licensing project plan (LPP) to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which had denied a previous application in March 2020 “without prejudice”, citing Oklo’s “failure” to provide additional technical information related to the maximum credible accident and the safety classifications of the reactor’s systems, structures, and components (SSCs).

Date: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsoklo-restarts-nrc-licensing-process-for-aurora-microreactor-10031725

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner to support infrastructure renewal projects at various facilities run by the UK's government-owned, but operationally-independent, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-to-support-refurb-of-UK-nuclear-research-fa

The 1400 MWe unit is now producing heat from nuclear fission, and will be connected to the UAE's electricity grid in the coming weeks, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said. Two units at the site, in the Al Dhafra Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, are already in commercial operation.

Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Third-Barakah-unit-starts-up

Reuter-Stokes and Paragon Energy Solutions have signed a contract to design and manufacture unique neutron monitoring detectors for NuScale Power.

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreuter-stokes-and-paragon-energy-solutions-to-deliver-bespoke-nuclear-detection-technology-for-nuscale-powers-first-smr-10007645

NuScale Power and Polish copper and silver producer KGHM Polska Miedź SA have signed the first task order and a statement of commencement to begin work under the Early Works Agreement signed by the companies earlier this year. Meanwhile, NuScale has signed a contract for the supply of neutron monitoring equipment for use in its small modular reactor (SMR).

Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Work-progresses-to-deploy-NuScale-power-plant-in-P

After more than three decades, the Philippines is again operating a nuclear facility, the Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (SATER), according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In 2014, a proposal was accepted to utilise fuel elements of a shutdown research reactor for training and education, which the IAEA has been supporting through a series of technical cooperation projects. In the first project, launched in 2016, IAEA assisted the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) to build capacity in reactor design, neutron dosimetry and regulatory matters related to research reactors.

Date: Thursday, 01 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssubcritical-assembly-for-training-education-and-research-begins-operation-in-philippines-9967059

The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) has begun commissioning the Philippine Research Reactor-1 Subcritical Assembly for Training, Education and Research (PRR-1 SATER), which will become the country's sole nuclear reactor training facility.

Date: Friday, 26 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Commissioning-of-Philippine-research-reactor-under