An additional $10 million in funding has been approved for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to complete its review of the licence application for the Yucca Mountain repository. Last year, the NRC shelved the review after funding was slashed.
Industry leaders remain bullish on nuclear power's prospects in coming decades, in part because of the high priority that has been placed on identifying and addressing potential weaknesses such as were revealed last year at Fukushima Daiichi.
The directors of Extract Resources, would-be developer of the Husab uranium deposit in Namibia, have urged shareholders to accept a buyout offer from China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company subsidiary Taurus Mineral.
World Nuclear News reports a massive worldwide poll with more than than 23,000 respondents has shown widely varying levels of support for the use of nuclear energy. A large majority in countries that use nuclear want to keep doing so, but only a few nations showed strong support for new build.
The poll included some 23 countries and gave respondents three options for what should be done regarding the use of nuclear power plants: shut them down as soon as possible; build new ones; or keep using current plants but not build more.
UK manufacturer Sheffield Forgemasters has been offered a government loan of up to £36 million ($57 million) "to continue its drive into civil nuclear and steelworks plant production." The money will be fully repaid in time, but should help the compa...
In a unique public communication project, Russia's state atomic energy company Rosatom has lent its support to a feature film set at a nuclear power plant. Atomic Ivan follows a demanding and ambitous young scientist with an obsession for experiencing all human feelings.