Nuclear Power

Syndicate content
Nuclear Power Plant News - Covering nuclear energy, suppliers, technology, equipment, and new plant construction
Updated: 9 hours 17 sec ago

Caterpillar Engines Headed To Forsmark NPP

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:46
U.S.-based Caterpillar said Thursday that Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB has selected its Zeppelin Power Systems to supply six Cat 3500 Series industrial diesel engines for an emergency cooling system at its Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden.(read more)

Bushehr NPP Stays Online Through 5.9 Magnitude Tremor

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:02
A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Iran Thursday morning, but the nearby Bushehr Nuclear Power plant stood its ground, reports from the country's state-run television news program said.(read more)

Perry Affirms U.S. And Westinghouse Commitment In India

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:17
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry in a trip to India this week said that Westinghouse Electric Company was preparing to emerge from bankruptcy and that its financial restructuring would not interfere with the company's ability to supply support and service for six future reactors in India.(read more)

NASA To Test Radiation Protection Vests

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:53
Israeli-American radiation shielding company StemRad said Wednesday that the last test flight around the moon prior to NASA's first manned deep space missions would include the launching of the company's AstroRad radiation protection vests.(read more)

NRG, LeadCold Begin SEALER Analysis Collaboration

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:21
Nuclear service company NRG, based in the Netherlands, said that beginning this year it would initiate a collaboration with Swedish company LeadCold on a multi-year arrangement to help develop the SEALER small modular lead cooled reactor that is under development for deployment in remote arctic regions. (read more)

Barrel Of Sludge Bursts At Idaho Site

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:21
The U.S. Department of Energy confirmed an emergency incident at the Idaho National Laboratory site on Wednesday April 11 that involved a ruptured 55-gallon barrel of radioactive waste, which brought rescue personnel to the scene, but ultimately did not pose any risk to the public.(read more)

New Jersey Lawmakers Send Governor Nuclear Support Bill

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:44
Legislators in New Jersey have sent a nuclear power rescue bill to Gov. Phil Murphy after votes in the state Senate and Assembly on Friday moved the bill forward.(read more)

AWE Corrects Documentation Issues, Says ONR

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:35
The Office for Nuclear Regulation in Britain said that AWE pic, which operates the country's Atomic Weapons Establishment program had met the standards set out in two Improvement Notices sent to the company in February 2017.(read more)

Losses "Severe" With Plant Closings, Says Brattle Group

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:18
A research firm, The Brattle Group, said Monday that closing four nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania would have “severe environmental and economic impacts,” naming plants owned and operated by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company and Exelon Generation that are on the chopping block due to market forces that have made them unprofitable.(read more)

UK Sniffing Around For SMR Site

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:45
British Minister Stuart Andrew, a Conservative Party politician from Wales, is visiting a potential Small Modular Reactor development site in Trawsfynydd this week to voice support for the next generation of nuclear power, which is envisioned as including small, factory-built reactors.(read more)

Korean Regulator OKs Kori 4 Restart

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:03
The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission in South Korea has granted approval for the restart of the Kori 4 reactor after a coolant leak shut the unit down in March of 2017.(read more)

CGN Begins EPR Fuel Loading, A First

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:30
China General Nuclear said that it has begun to load fuel into the reactor core at the Taishan nuclear power plant, which keeps the first unit at the new plant on track to become the first operating European Pressurized Reactor which the company expects will occur later this year.(read more)

From New Mexico To Qatar: Waste Storage Issues

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:14
From the United States to Uganda, the issue of storage of radioactive waste surfaced this week, focused on proposals for storage sites in Southeastern, New Mexico, and Mukono, Uganda.(read more)

Dome Placed For Unit 4 At Barakah NPP

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:53
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced Tuesday that the Reactor Containment Building dome for Unit 4 at the yet-to-go-commercial Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant had been successfully set in place, marking another milestone for the country's first commercial nuclear power project.(read more)

UAE Opens Dosimetry Laboratory

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:38
The United Arab Emirates has opened its first dosimetry laboratory that combines the efforts of the country's Khalifa University and its nuclear power regulator the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulations (FANR).(read more)

Rolls-Royce Signs Rod Control Contract With CGN

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 19:37
Rolls-Royce said Friday it had signed a contract to update rod control system equipment in 14 of Chine General Nuclear’s CPR1000 nuclear power units in China.(read more)

Hanford Site Investigation Confirmed

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 17:44
Radiation contamination involving 42 workers at the Hanford cleanup site near Richland, Washington, about 200 miles southeast of Seattle, has halted demolition of a plutonium processing plant, the Department of Energy has confirmed.(read more)

Nuclear Rescue Bill In New Jersey Moves Forward

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:51
A month after the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) in New Jersey said it would cancel capital projects at the Salem nuclear power plant in southern N.J. due to an unprofitable market environment for nuclear power, state lawmakers advanced a nuclear power assistance bill through two state committees that would provide $300 per year in taxpayer assistance for nuclear power in the state.(read more)

NRC To Issue Construction License For Turkey Point

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 22:21
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday that it had issued licenses allowing Florida Power and Light to proceed with construction and operation of two AP1000 reactors at the Turkey Point nuclear generating station 25 miles south of Miami.(read more)

Ceremony Marks Construction Start In Turkey

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:59
Leaders from Russia and Turkey marked the symbolic first pour of concrete for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 1 on Tuesday, hooking up video-link with the formal ceremony taking place in Ankara, Turkey. (read more)