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Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Market Predicted To Surpass By the End of 2026

Small modular reactor (SMR) is a type of portable nuclear reactor that is smaller than conventional reactor. It is manufactured at a facility/plant and brought to a site to be fully constructed. Small modular reactor (SMR) is a flexible and affordable source of power generation. Demand for Small modular reactor (SMR) is driven by its deployment in brownfield sites in ...

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Global Nuclear Reactor Market 2019 Lists Top Growing Companies

Global Nuclear Reactor Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 provides an effective study of varied sections of industry such as opportunities, size, growth, technology, demand, and trend of high leading players. The report comprises a discussion of industry top manufacturers along with their company’s profiles, financial analysis, overview, market revenue, and opportunities by geographical regions. ...

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Nuclear Power: The Road To A Carbon Free Future

Nuclear power provides 10% of the world’s electricity. But to stem climate change, we’re going to need far greater amounts of clean and reliable energy. Thirty countries currently operate nuclear power plants. More than two dozen others are looking at nuclear energy to meet their power and climate needs. In the western United States, more than 30 towns and cities ...

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Iran Would Take More Than Four Months To Develop Nuclear Bombs

Iran would take more than four months to make 1050 kilograms of low-enriched uranium, the first step to make one bomb. It would then need more time to further enrich it to weapons-grade, which takes less time with more enrichment centrifuges. There is a much lower risk of proliferation today than in 2013. Previously, Iran had more than 7000 kilograms ...

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Nuclear Not Excluded From EU Taxonomy Regulation

European Union (EU) lawmakers and member countries on 16 December agreed on a deal to promote environmentally-friendly investment after weeks of discussions on whether to exclude nuclear projects. EU countries were split over the green finance law, which aims to channel money into clean investment, in particular over whether financial products involving nuclear power could be labelled as green and ...

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EU Leaders Include Nuclear Energy In Green Transition

European Union leaders agreed that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc’s solution to making its economy carbon-neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-dependent countries. The EU heads of state and government agreed that nuclear energy will be recognized as a way to fight climate change as part of a deal that endorsed the ...

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Smolensk Unit 3 Gets Licence Extension

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a 15-year operating licence extension for unit 3 of the Smolensk nuclear power plant, the last of three RBMK-1000 reactors at the site in western Russia. The move means the whole plant has permission to operate for a total of 45 years. The Smolensk plant covers 75% of electricity supply to the region and 13% ...

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Cold Testing Completed At Pakistan’s Karachi 2

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has completed cold functional testing at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant (Kanupp) in Pakistan. The two units (2&3) under construction at Kanupp are the first exports of China’s Hualong One reactor design. Cold functional testing at Karachi 2&3 involved checking some 7200 welds and 800 mechanical connection points within the test boundary ...

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Core Melt Trap Installed At Kudankulam 3

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 4 December completed installation of the core melt trap at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam NPP. “The melt localisation device is a unique development of Russian nuclear technology and one of the most important nuclear safety systems,” said Vladimir Angelov, project director in India for Rosatom’s Engineering Division Atomstroy export. “It is a special ...

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Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Extension Until 2053

The Turkey Point nuclear power plant has won final federal approval to continue to operate through at least 2053 — an unprecedented decision by regulators to extend the operating lifespan of nuclear reactors to 80 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently announced that it had signed off on Florida Power and Light’s latest application for a 20-year extension for its ...

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