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Uzbekistan President Approves Nuclear Plant Accord

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 19:07
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Friday officially approved an accord with Russia that calls for design, construction and partial financing of a two-unit nuclear power plant expected to be built in the central Asian nation to supply the country with about 20 percent of its electricity supply.(read more)

Orano With CEA Studying Vitrification For Fukushima Dai-ichi Waste

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 18:14
French nuclear service giant Orano said Monday that "near industrial scale" tests are under way to verify a vitrification process that could be part of the solution for radioactive sludge and mineral absorbents at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Generating Station in Japan. (read more)

Rosatom Hires Assystem For Pre-Licensing Help In Egypt

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:24
French engineering group Assytem said Thursday that it has been hired to assist Rosatom's export division AtomStroyExport with obtaining licenses and permits needed to construct Egypt's firs nuclear power plant.(read more)

Dominion Files To Keep Surry Running 80 Years

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:27
Dominion Energy said this week it had filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to renew Surry Power Station's operating licenses for an additional 20-year term, which makes it the third nuclear plant in the country to seek permission to operate its reactors for up to 80 years.(read more)

NRC Grants License Amendments For Oyster Creek

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:05
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it had Exelon Generation Company’s request to modify the emergency preparedness plan for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J. in a manner that reflects the power plant's decommissioning phase.(read more)

SEFOR Core Lifted, Waiting Trip To Nevada

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:15
The reactor core for the former research reactor at the University of Arkansas' SEFOR site has been lifted and is close to making its journey to the National Security Site in Nevada, an Energy Solutions spokesman confirmed.(read more)

IAEA Preparedness Review Notes Pros and Cons In Belarus

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:25
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of expert visited Belarus, which is building its first nuclear power facility, to assess its preparedness in the event of a nuclear, radiological emergency. The IAEA noted strengths and areas that could use improvements, the agency said.(read more)

A Fourth Coup For Westinghouse In China

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:56
A fourth Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactor has been connected to the grid in China, the State Power Investment Corporation (***) announced.(read more)

NRC Approves Vermont Yankee License Transfer

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:13
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it had issued the order approving the transfer of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant operating license from Entergy to NorthStar. The request for the transfer...(read more)

Two Indian Reactors Set Operations Records

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:43
Two Indian 220MWe nuclear power plants reached operational milestones on the same day, setting a national record for days of continuous operations at the Kaiga Unit 1 nuclear plant and a personal best continuous run at the Rajasthan 3 reactor.(read more)

Orano To Recruit 1,500 Workers In France

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 17:50
With years of losses and a company breakup behind it, French multinational nuclear power specialist Orano said Friday that it would hire 1,500 workers in all phases of its business.(read more)

DOE Awards $3.9 Million To Advance Fast Spectrum Test Reactor

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 18:23
Idaho National Laboratory has announced nearly $3.9 million in funding for 13 university-led projects to develop instrumentation and tools needed to monitor and conduct experiments in a proposed fast spectrum test reactor.(read more)

First Westinghouse AP1000 Enters Commercial Operations

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:36
Westinghouse Electric Company and its customers, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and CNNC Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Limited (SMNPC) announced Thursday that the world's first AP1000 plant located in Sanmen, Zhejiang Province, China, is now considered "fully operational."(read more)

Uzbekistan Chooses Tudakul Lake For Nuclear Plant Sites

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:30
From 70 to 10 to 1 regional option, Uzbekistan has reportedly opted for Tudakul Lake as the site of its future nuclear power plant.(read more)

First Unit 3 Coolant Pumps In Place At Vogtle Project

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:12
Technicians at the Vogtle nuclear expansion near Waynesboro, Georgia, have placed the first of four reactor coolant pumps (RCPs) into the Unit 3 containment vessel, Georgia Power has announced.(read more)

GE Power To Supply Turbine Island For El Dabaa NPP

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:54
GE Power said Monday it won the contract to deliver the turbine island equipment for El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt through AAEM its joint venture with Atomenergomash -- a contract is valued at $700 million. (read more)

NRC Approves Final Safety Evaluation Of APR 1400 Design

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 14:00
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a final safety evaluation report and standard design approval for Korea Electric Power Corporation and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400), a step that deems the reactor "technically acceptable," but does not fully certify the design.(read more)

Rostov 4 Enters Into Commercial Status

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:21
Russia’s Federation Services for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, Rostekhnadzor, has licensed Rosatom’s Rostov NPP Unit 4 as approved for commercial operations, the state-owned nuclear plant builder said.(read more)

Centrus Contracted To Decommission K-1600 Facility

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 16:00
Nuclear fuel and service provider Centrus Energy Corp. said Friday that it had been awarded a $15 million Work Authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for decontamination and decomissioning (D&D) that will focus on preparing the Department’s K-1600 facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for demolition.(read more)

Rosatom Closes In On Six-Reactor Deal With India

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 17:09
Following a leadership summit in India, Russian and Indian leaders signed a pact that could pave the way for a six-reactor construction deal at a site yet to be determined. (read more)