Nuclear News UK - 11th Mar 2020

Nuclear News UK - 11th Mar 2020

IAEA Launches Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme to Push for More Women in Nuclear | IAEA

Videoportal – Mar 9 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today launched a new fellowship programme for up to 100 female graduate students per year to help close a persistent gender gap in the nuclear field. Named after twice Nobel Prize winner, the Marie…


Pentagon Investment Brings Carbon-Free Micro-Reactors Closer to Market

Nuclear Energy Institute – Mar 9 What's New? Today, the Pentagon selected BWX Technologies, Inc., Westinghouse and X-energy to work on a project to develop nuclear micro-reactors. Micro-reactors are an effective tool in generating highly resilient power that can bolster national…



TVEL and Spanish engineering companies to co-operate on decommissioning

Nuclear Engineering International Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has signed a memorandum with Spanish companies ENUSA, ENSA and IDOM to cooperate in nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management. Specifically, the MOU covers…


Clayton Equipment to supply emission-free locomotives to Sellafield Ltd

Global Railway Review – Mar 3 This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic…


Sharing Best Practices: IAEA Holds First International School of Leadership for Nuclear Safety in Japan

Videoportal – Feb 28 Participants from seven Asian countries at the first IAEA International School of Nuclear and Radiological Leadership for Safety hosted in Tokai University, Japan, gained thorough theoretical and practical understanding on leadership's role in…


What went wrong with big nuclear?

Home – Mar 9, 7:01 AM A more innovative nuclear sector will require tilting the playing field away from large, incumbent firms and toward small, entrepreneurial startups. Today we sit down with Lenka Kollar, director of strategy and external relations at one of those…


Second US plant licensed for 80-year operation : Regulation & Safety

World Nuclear News The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved Exelon Generation Company's application for an additional 20 years of operation for Peach Bottom units 2 and 3, authorising an operating life of up to 80 years. These are the second subsequent…

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White House likely to pursue federal aid for shale companies hit by oil shock, coronavirus downturn

The Washington Post – Jeff Stein, Will Englund, Steven Mufson – Mar 10, 10:28 AM White House officials are alarmed at the prospect that numerous shale companies, many of them deep in debt, could be driven out of business should the downturn in oil prices turn into a prolonged crisis for the industry. The federal assistance is…


'It's Just Everywhere Already': How Delays in Testing Set Back the U.S. Coronavirus Response

The New York Times – Sheri Fink – Mar 10, 6:32 PM Dr. Helen Y. Chu, an infectious disease expert in Seattle, knew that the United States did not have much time. In late January, the first confirmed American case of the coronavirus had landed in her area. Critical questions needed answers: Had the…