Nuclear News UK - 2nd April 2020

Nuclear News UK - 2nd April 2020

IAEA to Ship Vital Testing Equipment to Countries in the Fight against COVID-19 | IAEA Videoportal – Apr 1 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is dispatching a first batch of equipment to more than 40 countries to enable them to use a nuclear-derived technique to rapidly detect the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This emergency assistance is…


Coronavirus update from Hinkley Point C EDF Energy – Apr 1 By Hinkley Point C media team | April 1, 2020 | HPC news The safety of the community we work in is of paramount importance to me and the project and I want to keep everyone in the community up to date with what is happening during these very…


Update on UK nuclear new-build projects Nuclear Engineering International Nuclear power plant construction projects in the UK have been taking measures in response to COVID-19. EDF Energy has reduced the workforce at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, and is delaying its planning application for Sizewell C. Meanwhile, the…


Decree delays deadline for start-up of Flamanville EPR : New Nuclear World Nuclear News The construction of the EPR unit at the Flamanville site in Normandy was authorised by the French government by a decree of 10 April 2007, which stated first fuel loading must be completed within thirteen years. With that date approaching, a new…


Tiny shrimp shut down a nuclear power plant in China twice in one week South China Morning Post – Mar 31, 6:15 AM The Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station in Guangdong province is about 235km from Hong Kong. Photo: Handout Big shoals of acetes, which are just a few centimetres long, crippled the water pumping stations and caused a unit to go into automatic safe…


VERA nuclear simulation software goes live William Girling – Mar 30, 1:26 AM The VERA software product, one which has been in development for almost a decade has been granted its first commercial application. VERA (Virtual Environment for Reactor Analysis) is described as a ‘stunningly accurate' package and could…

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