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28 october 2014 David Del Vecchio, currently vice president of project management at CB&I Areva MOX Services LLC, will take over the position of president and project manager at the company from Kelly Trice, who will remain presidnet of CB&I Project Services Group but also becomes the new senior vice president of CB&I’s power division. Gilles Rousseau, currently executive vice...
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Energoatom and Škoda extend links

28 October 2014 Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom and Czech engineering company Škoda JS have signed a memorandum of cooperation and an agreement on confidentiality. Skoda JS has also agreed to supply equipment for unit 6 of Ukraine’s Zaporozhe nuclear power plant, Energoatom added. The memorandum includes cooperation in the construction, operation and maintenance of...
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Russia’s fast reactor project moves forward

28 October 2014 The Volga Interregional Department for Supervision of Nuclear and Radiation Safety, a specialist commission of Russian regulator Rostechnadzor, has completed its checks of information submitted as part of the licence application for building a nuclear research facility with the multi-purpose fast neutron reactor, or MBIR by its Russian acronym. The Research Institute of Atomic...
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Satsumasendai town approves Sendai restart

28 October 2014 The municipal government of the Japanese town of Satsumasendai has given its approval for the restart of the nearby Sendai nuclear power plant. Approval is still required from the regulator, as well as the prefectural and national governments before the plant can begin operating again. In a vote yesterday, 19 of the town’s 26 assembly members approved restarting the...
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Site studies to begin for Czech repository

28 October 2014 The Czech environment ministry has given its approval for initial geological surveys to begin at seven candidate sites for a national repository for high-level radioactive waste. The ministry has issued a licence to the Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (SURAO) to conduct only the initial stage of geological investigation work at the sites. This will involve the taking of...
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