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Canadian Repository Study Hits Milestone (With Video Clip)

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:40
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) of Canada said they had completed drilling its first borehole near Ignace in western Ontario for the purpose of studying the area for future construction of a nuclear waste repository.(read more)

Small Reactor Testing Went Well Says Nasa

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:30
The race for developing a viable small modular reactor is on, but the first community to have a small reactor installed may not be in Idaho or Canada, after all. It might actually be on the planet Mars.(read more)

Tepco Probe Of Unit 2 Finds Fuel Deposit

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:05
The Tokyo Electric Power Company said Friday that a prove outfitted with a camera, a lamp, heat sensors and a dosimeter has returned images of fuel deposits at the bottom of Unit 2 at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Generating Station, marking the second unit at the damaged plant in which melted fuel has been found.(read more)

Belarus NPP Has Final Steam Generator Installed

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:03
The fourth and final 330-metric ton steam generator has been hoisted into place in Unit 2 of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant under construction near Ostrovets, Grodno Oblast, a region in the northwestern part of the country.(read more)

A Call For Preservation Of U.S. Uranium Mining

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:05
Two major U.S. uranium producers, Ur-Energy and Energy Fuels Inc., have filed a petition with the Department of Commerce calling for a cap on imports that would preserve 25 percent of the domestic market for U.S. companies.(read more)

Japan, U.S. Continue With Nuclear Fuel Pact

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:10
Japan has tacitly agreed to continue with an accord between itself and the United States that permits the country to continue processing spent nuclear fuel and enriched uranium, Japanese media noted Wednesday.(read more)

EDF Chief Targets 2032 For Hinkley Point C Completion

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:31
EDF Energy Chief Executive Officer Simone Rossi said Tuesday that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is expected to come on line in 2032 with above ground construction expected to start in June 2019...(read more)

Saudi Arabia Expects To Sign Build Contracts In 2018

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:03
A report cited by the Bloomberg business news agency said that Saudi Arabia intended to award nuclear power plant related contracts by the end of this year. Preliminary selection of a prime contractor is expected by April, according the story's source.(read more)

Miners In Australia Call For End To Nuclear Power Ban

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:33
The top mining organization in Australia has once again asked the government to consider ending its ban on nuclear power in the country, which it says would provide a reliable, zero-carbon emissions energy source with proven technology.(read more)

Russia Develops New Cost-Efficient Fuel Casing Material

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:43
Russian scientists at the National Nuclear Research University, funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in conjunction with Tsinghua University's department of engineering physicists in Beijing, said they have developed a cost-effective modified molybdenum material that could be used to replace zirconium alloys currently used for nuclear fuel-element casings.(read more)

Utilities Commission Accepts Diablo Canyon Closure Plan

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:11
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday approved the closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, closing Unit 1 by 2024 and Unit 2 by 2025, citing specifically the changing economic landscape that puts nuclear power at a disadvantage compared with other energy generation systems.(read more)

Rosatom Prepares Leningrad Phase II Unit For First Criticality

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:28
Russia's state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom said that Unit 1 of the the Leningrad Phase II construction project is being prepared for first criticality after the completion of the construction phase of the reactor vessel at the plant in western Russia.(read more)

Cold Testing Completed At Flammanville Unit 3

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:08
EDF has completed the cold functional test phase for the Flamanville EPR, ending a test phase that started on Dec. 18, the company said.(read more)

ENEC Prepares Barakah Unit 2 For Hot Testing

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:23
Preparations are underway for plant hot functional testing for Unit 2 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant construction project in the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced this week. (read more)

CNNC Installs Third Fuqing Unit 5 Steam Generator

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:03
Within two months, crews at the Fuquing nuclear power plant in the Fujian province of China have installed all three of Unit 5's steam generators, the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said on Monday.(read more)

NRC Approves NuScale's Fundamental SMR Safety Feature

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:08
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that application of NuScale Power’s safety design approach related to its small modular reactor (SMR) eliminates the need for class 1E power, which is the regulatory standard set for the design of safety-related nuclear power plant electrical systems.(read more)

CNNC, New AREVA Affirm Commitment To Project

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:53
New AREVA and its Chinese partner China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said Tuesday they had signed an accord for the Chinese commercial used fuel treatment and recycling plant project that reaffirms their commitment to complete the negotiations of the contract for the project launch in 2018.(read more)

Bad Timing And Snow Hits Nuclear Support Bill In N.J.

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:58
In fighting in the New Jersey capital and bad timing, given the turnover in the governor's mansion in the state, could derail and effort to provide Public Service Electric and Gas with $320 million per year in rate hikes that the company – the largest energy company in the state – says it needs to keep its two nuclear power facilities operating beyond two more years, according to news reports.(read more)

Brookfield Investors To Purchase Westinghouse For $4.6B

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 17:33
Investment group Brookfield Business Partners L.P. said Thursday it had entered into an agreement to purchase 100 percent of Westinghouse Electric Company, the U.S. nuclear power designer and builder that has been owned by Toshiba Corp. since March 2006.(read more)

Canadian Board Trims OPG Budget Request

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 15:10
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) must cut $500 million from its $16.8 billion budget request for nuclear operations submitted to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) in May 2016, the utility regulator said Friday...(read more)