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The challenges the nuclear industry faces are largely external and must be overcome if it is to help tackle the existential threat of climate change, panellists in the Nuclear Energy and its Future session of the Reuters Next conference on 11 January said. These challenges include: the notion nuclear is an out-dated technology; the cost of finance; market design; political changes; perceived competition with renewable energy; and the public's misconceptions about radioactive waste.

Date: Friday, 15 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-real-challenges-to-nuclear-are-external,-says

China's third-generation nuclear power technology, Hualong One (HPR 1000), with independent intellectual property rights successfully passed the European Utility Requirements (EUR) compliance assessment and obtained the EUR certification, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced.

Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-hulaong-one-passes-eur-compliance-assessment-8362485

Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes has said that more nuclear power may join solar and wind in the Dutch energy mix after 2030, in particular small modular reactors (SMR) with a capacity of up to 400MW.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnetherlands-pushes-for-more-nuclear-8153490

The Netherlands is considering the expansion of nuclear power in its energy mix, according to a letter Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy Eric Wiebes submitted to the Dutch parliament last week, together with a report by consultants Enco. The cabinet will now prepare a motion requesting that the country holds a market consultation to assess commercial interest in nuclear new build.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dutch-minister-presents-report-on-new-nuclear

A consignment of Russian equipment has been delivered to the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Cadarache in France, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 23 April.

Date: Thursday, 30 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-receives-equipment-from-russia-and-italy-7892298

Canada's Terrestrial Energy said on 25 February that it is submitting its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing review - the first step towards an eventual licence application. Pre-licensing is not a required part of the licensing process for a new nuclear plant, but aims to verify the acceptability of a design with respect to Canadian nuclear regulatory requirements and expectations.

Date: Monday, 29 February 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgrowing-interest-in-molten-salt-reactors-4824860


Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom in 2016 will contribute RUB24.6m ($300,000) from its state budget allocation to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO project), according to a Russian government directive published on the official legal information portal. The directive says Rosatom and the Russian Foreign Ministry will monitor the use of the Russian contribution.

Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-contributes-to-iaea-inpro-project-4795612

Toshiba Corp's Westinghouse Electric Company is to pay $229m to buy Chicago Bridge & Iron Co's (CB&I's) Stone & Webster nuclear construction business in return for the delivery of some equipment and the completion of two US projects - Southern Co's Vogtle NPP in Georgia and Scana Corp's VC Summer complex in South Carolina. Westinghouse is currently constructing eight AP1000 pressurized water reactors - four in the US (two each at Vogtle and VC Summer) and four in China - with CB&I Stone & Webster as its consortium partner.

Date: Thursday, 29 October 2015
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-replaces-cbi-with-fluor-on-us-projects-4705867

Nuclear vendor AREVA's full-year 2013 free cash flow broke even for the first time since 2005, but three big nuclear power projects -- including most prominently Olkiluoto 3 -- continued to drag down the company's financial results, it said.

Date: Thursday, 27 February 2014
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsol3-continues-to-punish-areva-full-year-results-4186458

The events at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan have already impacted nuclear policies worldwide. Germany has shut down its oldest nuclear plants for a safety review. China and Switzerland have suspended the approval processes to build new reactors and safety reviews have been ordered in many countries.

Date: Friday, 18 March 2011
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinternational-impact-of-fukushima-daiichi-emergency