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  • EDF, China General Nuclear and the UK government have agreed a three-year extension to the contract for difference for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England. While the 'long-stop date' has now been moved to November 2036, EDF maintains the plant's start-up schedule remains unchanged.
  • The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the licence to GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy America for the "possession, transfer and storage of radioactive material" at the Morris Operation Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation in Illinois.
  • The first phase of the USD150 million contract will see demonstration production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) at Piketon by the end of 2023. Centrus says it could scale up the facility to commercial production capacity, given sufficient funding.
  • Canada's nuclear regulator has given Ontario Power Generation the go-ahead to load fuel into Darlington unit 3 after removing the first regulatory hold-point for the refurbished reactor.
  • NuScale Power, Shell Global Solutions and research participants including Idaho National Laboratory, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Fuel Cell Energy, FPoliSolutions, and GSE Solutions will develop a clean hydrogen production system for use in small modular reactor power plants.
  • The European General Court has dismissed a case brought by the Austrian government to annul the European Commission's decision to approve state aid for the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary.
  • The lower part and the top part of the 281-tonne dome for the reactor building at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant was preassembled on the ground before being lifted 62 metres and installed in the design position.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a technology license agreement with Sweden's Studsvik to develop a contaminated metallic waste recycling and treatment facility at its Springfields site in Lancashire, UK.
  • The World Association of Nuclear Operators' CEO Ingemar Engkvist explains how the organisation's members are like a family.
  • Three vendors have made bids to build a new reactor unit at the Dukovany site in the Czech Republic. Site owner ČEZ confirmed the interest of Westinghouse, EDF and KHNP in a new power unit to provide electricity and heat.