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Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion are collaborating on a project to convert fusion reactions into heat to enable clean power production. The ‘fusion island’ project is to be partly funded by a grant from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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Consent granted for Hinkley nuclear island concrete

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has provided NNB Genco Ltd with consent to commence pouring of concrete for the nuclear island of unit 1 of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, England.

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UK ratifies Generation IV International Forum agreement

The UK has ratified the Generation IV International Forum framework agreement for international collaboration on research and development of Generation IV nuclear energy systems, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced today.

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Reprocessing ceases at UK’s Thorp plant

Reprocessing operations have ended at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at the Sellafield site in the UK after 24 years. The facility will now be used to store used nuclear fuel until the 2070s.

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