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Japan to Reduce LNG Imports by 1 Million Tons After Restarting Nuclear Reactor – Minister

The restart of only one nuclear reactor will allow Japan to reduce imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by one million tons, Japanese Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said on Wednesday UrduPoint Muhammad Irfan January 18, 2023 TOKYO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 18th January, 2023) The restart of only one nuclear reactor will allow Japan to reduce imports of…
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World Uranium Mining Production

World Nuclear Association Updated July 2022 In 2021 Kazakhstan produced the largest share of uranium from mines (45% of world supply), followed by Namibia (12%) and Canada (10%). Production from mines (tonnes U) Country 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Kazakhstan 21,317 22,451 23,127 23,607 24,689 23,321 21,705 22,808 19,477 21,819…
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French Bill on Accelerating Nuclear New Build Progresses to Senate

World Nuclear News 17 January 2023 The French Senate has begun discussing a bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. In February last year, President Emmanuel Macron proposed the construction of six new EPR2 reactors, with an option…
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All Signs Point to Nuclear: A Look Back at 2022

Emma Derr | NEI December 15, 2022 This year saw many major world events. Russia invaded Ukraine—the largest military attack in Europe since WWII. Our world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inflation, and the UN talked climate at the annual COP meeting in Egypt. Against the background of geopolitical upheaval and…
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First Hinkley Point C Ready for Delivery

The reactor pressure vessel was built in France | EDF Energy Tess de la Mare | BBC News December 16, 2022 Hinkley Point C’s first nuclear reactor is built and ready to be delivered. The reactor pressure vessel is the first to be built for a British power station for more than 30 years.  It…
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Owner of Palisades to Reapply for Funding to Reopen Nuclear Power Plant

Riley Beggin | Hannah Mackay | The Detroit News December 19, 2022 Updated December 20, 2022 Holtec International, the owner of the Palisades nuclear plant near South Haven, will reapply for federal funding in an attempt to revive the shuttered plant. The company applied for funds through the U.S. Energy Department’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program…
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TRISO Particles: The Most Robust Nuclear Fuel on Earth

TRISO particles cannot melt in a reactor and can withstand extreme temperatures well beyond the threshold of current nuclear fuels. Department of Energy | Office of Nuclear Energy July 9, 2019 There’s a lot of buzz around advanced nuclear. These technologies are going to completely change the way we think about nuclear reactors. More than…
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5 Fast Facts About Nuclear Energy

(Image: Idaho National Laboratory) US Department of Energy | Office of Nuclear Ener

How is Uranium Made into Nuclear Fuel?

Nuclear fuel pellets, with each pellet – not much larger than a sugar cube – contains as much energy as a ton of coal (Image: Kazatomprom) World Nuclear Association Uranium is the main fuel for nuclear reactors, and it can be found in many places around the world. In order to make the fuel, uranium…
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