Atomic power engineering

The implementation of the first small modular reactor project in Ukraine is to be accelerated

The implementation of the first small modular reactor (SMR) project in Ukraine will be accelerated. This was reported by the Government Portal after a meeting between Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko and NuScale Power Chief Commercial Officer Clayton Scott in Washington, DC. “The parties agreed to engage representatives of Ukrainian and ... Read more

NuScale halts project to build small modular reactor power plant in the US

NuScale, whose small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) has been approved in the United States, has announced the suspension of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP). This is stated in a post on its website. The project involved the construction of a power plant for Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS). ... Read more

Ukraine loads nuclear fuel from Westinghouse into VVER-440 reactor for the first time

The state enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom has announced the loading of the first portion of nuclear fuel produced by Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB into Soviet-style VVER-440 reactors at the Rivne NPP. This will allow Ukraine to completely abandon Russian-made nuclear fuel in the future. Today, Energoatom is ... Read more

The US has approved the first small modular nuclear reactor, ushering in a new era in nuclear power

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the design of the first small modular nuclear reactor for use in the US, reports Vice. It is only the seventh reactor design approved for use in the country, and the first of a new generation that promises to make nuclear power more widespread. ... Read more

Russian hackers attacked three US nuclear research laboratories

Russian hackers attacked three nuclear research laboratories in the United States. A group called Cold River launched a phishing campaign last summer against scientists at Brookhaven, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore laboratories in an attempt to obtain passwords, reports Reuters. These actions are believed to have taken place in August and ... Read more

A small modular nuclear reactor will be built in Ukraine as part of cooperation with the USA

Ukraine and the USA agreed on the implementation of the pilot project “Clean fuel from small modular reactors”, which will demonstrate the production of pure hydrogen and ammonia using reliable and safe small modular nuclear reactors (SMR) and the latest electrolysis technologies in Ukraine. The Special Presidential Envoy for Climate ... Read more

In the USA, the design of the first small NuScale nuclear reactor, which will be more mobile than conventional ones, is being certified

The USA will approve a new nuclear reactor design that will be significantly different from others. A small, modular NuScale reactor could be built at a central facility and then moved to the site where it would operate. A total of seven reactor designs have been certified in the US, ... Read more