Édition Nuclear Energy

Loi, Réacteurs nucléaires, 
Sécurité, Objectifs climatiques

Japan: law to extend nuclear reactors beyond 60 years passed

Japan adopts a law to extend the life of its nuclear reactors beyond 60 years, with the aim of strengthening the country’s energy security and helping to achieve its climate objectives. This decision will exclude outage periods related to post-Fukushima safety standards and temporary court orders. With only 10 of the 33 reactors in operation, this measure aims to revive Japan’s nuclear industry, while ensuring regular monitoring by the Nuclear Safety Authority.

Combustible nucléaire
Dépendance à la Russie
Réacteurs VVER

France to supply nuclear fuel to Slovakia

Slovakia is seeking to reduce its dependence on Russia for nuclear fuel supplies. With this in mind, the French company Framatome has undertaken to supply nuclear fuel similar to that manufactured by Russia, to power Slovakia’s Soviet-designed nuclear power plant. This initiative is part of an international context in which many European VVER plant operators are seeking to develop a sovereign European energy solution.

Iran, uranium enrichi, escalade nucléaire, AIEA, coopération

Iran continues its nuclear escalation, while cooperating with the IAEA

Against a backdrop of nuclear escalation, Iran has recently significantly increased its stockpile of enriched uranium, raising concerns in the international community. However, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported progress in cooperation with Tehran, noting the closure of a case related to the presence of nuclear material at an undeclared site. Despite these advances, certain problems persist, notably with two other suspect sites. Iran continues to deny any intention of acquiring an atomic weapon and has reinstalled surveillance cameras, while negotiations to reactivate the 2015 nuclear deal have been deadlocked since last summer. The situation remains tense as Iran’s stocks of enriched uranium far exceed the limits set by the agreement.

France IRSN

France: IRSN’s budget needs to be increased, says report

IRSN’s financial resources need to be increased to meet the challenges of France’s nuclear revival. The report also recommends safeguarding research resources and resolving recruitment problems linked to competition from the private sector.

The future of nuclear SMRs: IDTechEx raises questions

mall modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) are transforming the nuclear industry, making nuclear power competitive, reducing costs and promoting decarbonization. Innovative start-ups and established players compete in this emerging market, offering new designs and revolutionary solutions.

France-Japan cooperation for MOX fuel recycling

Japan is committed to the continued use of nuclear energy, but this requires safe and reliable processing of fuel, including MOX fuel. As the country aims to increase the number of reactors running on MOX fuel, FEPC is working on the construction of MOX reprocessing and fabrication facilities.

Romania’s NuScale SMR plan gets $275 million boost

The VOYGR-6 SMR nuclear power plant project in Romania will receive substantial financing, with a letter of interest from the U.S. EXIM Bank and potential financial support from several other agencies.

SMR modules considered for Indonesian fertilizer plant

Four Danish companies have embarked on a major project in Indonesia to build a revolutionary low-emission ammonia production facility. The plant, scheduled to open in 2028, will produce enough ammonia to feed nearly 45 million people.