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Hanbit NPP Investigation Expands

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 19:35
South Korea’s nuclear power regulator the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said it would expand the investigation into a Hanbit power plant incident earlier this month in which the reactor was allowed to run after breaching security parameters.(read more)

NRC: Fuel Transfers Can Resume At San Onofre NPP

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:37
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said this week that spent fuel transfers could resume at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Clemente, California.(read more)

Patent Issued for a New Type of Transparent Radiation Shielding for the Medical and Nuclear Industries

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:51
--Press Release-- Radium Incorporated (Radium) announced today that it has been issued a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new type of transparent radiation shield. Branded as ClearView Radiation Shielding™, the proprietary shielding solution is 50% lighter in weight than lead (Pb) for an equivalent attenuation from high energy gammas and shields significantly better than lead glass.(read more)

IAEA Team Inspects Qinshan NPP In China

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:07
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a review of long term operational safety at the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Unit 1 in China on 10 May, the agency said.(read more)

Stage Two NPP Agreements Signed By Uzbekistan

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:54
UzAtom, the nuclear development agency of Uzbekistan, has signed stage two agreements for construction of a two-unit nuclear power plant with Russian representatives of Atomstroyexport, the engineering division of Rosatom.(read more)

IAEA Team Notes Safety Improvements At Golfech NPP

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:25
A United Nations inspection team said that Electricite de France, operator of the Golfech Nuclear Power Plant, had made significant improvements to enhance operational safety at the plant since a prior inspection three years ago.(read more)

Kakrapar Unit 1 Reaches Criticality After Repairs

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:33
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) said Monday that Unit 1 reactor at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in the Surat district of Gujarat ha reached criticality three months ahead of schedule after a lengthy renovation and modernization program.(read more)

Enfission, NuScale, Sign MOU For Fuel Development

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:45
U.S.-based small modular reactor developer NuScale Power and fuel-development company Enfission, announced Wednesday they had signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the use of next generation nuclear fuel technology in NuScale’s small modular reactors.(read more)

Shine Medical Tech Breaks Ground On Isotope Production Plant

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:48
Wisconsin-based SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc., announced May 9 that the company had launched into construction of their first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin with a ground-breaking ceremony.(read more)

Chinese Companies Seeking Work on Bangladesh NPP

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:41
Several Chinese companies, notably Dongfang Electric Corporation and China State Construction and Engineering Corporation, have expressed interest in building a second nuclear power plant for Bangladesh, the country’s nuclear power regulator said.(read more)

ASN Investigating Fraud Based On Public Comments

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:02
French nuclear regulator ASN (Autorite de surete nucleaire) said that it was investigating potential fraud cases as a wider reach to the documentation scandal at Areva's Creusot Forge that began with the discovery of irregularities in pressure vessel steel found at the Flamanville Unit 3 construction project in Normandy in April 2015.(read more)

Three Mile Island 1 To Close In September

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 17:13
Exelon Generation confirmed this week that it would be closing down Three Mile Island Generating Station’s Unit 1 (TMI 1) reactor 15 years ahead of schedule due to the lack of support from the state in an era of strong economic headwinds for nuclear power.(read more)

Agreement Sets Up Cernavoda 3 & 4 Development

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 14:56
Romanian nuclear power plant operator Nuclearelectrica said Wednesday that it had signed a preliminary investors agreement with China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) for the development of two new units at the Cernavoda NPP.(read more)

Framatome Contracted For Fuel Trial At Calvert Cliffs NPP

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 13:53
Framatome said it had signed a contract to deliver two full fuel assemblies using the company’s industry-leading Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) solution to Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant with delivery expected in February 2021.(read more)

Cold Testing Underway At Fuqing Unit 5

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:12
China National Nuclear Corporation said that cold hydrostatic testing was initiated at the end of April for Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 5, the first of two HPR1000 reactor under construction at the site.(read more)

EnergySolutions Signs Fort Calhoun Decommissioning Deal

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 15:23
Salt Lake City, Utah-based EnergySolutions, Inc. said last week it had signed a contract with the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) to decommission the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station.(read more)

NRC Says It Will Certify APR1400 Design

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 14:17
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it had issued a direct final rule to certify the Korean-designed APR1400 reactor, which will become effective 120 after it appears in the Federal Register.(read more)

NuScale Signs MOU With Doosan Heavy Industries

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:09
Scaled-down nuclear reactor developer NuScale said Tuesday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea’s industrial giant Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd. (DHIC) to form a strategic alliance to support development of the U.S. company’s small nuclear reactor.(read more)

DOE Says Tunnel 2 At Hanford Site Is Stabilized

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:06
Workers at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington have completed the filling a second waste storage tunnel with engineered grout, significantly reducing the risk of a collapse and possible release of radioactive materials, the Department of Energy said on Monday. (read more)

Framatome Lands Gosgen NPP Modernization Contract

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 14:34
Framatome of France announced on Tuesday that it had been awarded a contract to modernize the reactor protection system at the Gosgen Nuclear Power Plant operated by the Swiss utility Kernkraftwerk Gosgen-Daniken AG. The reactor protection system powers down the reactor in the case of any operations deviations.(read more)