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Bulgaria To Study NuScale SMR Option

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 18:17
U.S. modular power plant developer NuScale Power said this week it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bulgaria’s Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant - New Build Plc (KNPP-NB) to consider deploying NuScale’s innovative small modular reactor (SMR) technology at the Kozloduy power plant location.(read more)

R&D For Nuclear Propulsion In Space Called Urgent

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 17:59
Using nuclear propulsion technologies to support a human mission to Mars in 2039 will require NASA to pursue an "aggressive and urgent technology development program," according to a new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.(read more)

License Granted For BREST Lead-Cooled Reactor Build

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 17:36
Russian’s nuclear supervisor Rostechnadzor announced that its chairman, Alexey Aleshin, on February 10, signed a license for Siberian Chemical Combine to construct the world’s first experimental demonstration power plant with a lead-cooled fast neutron reactor.(read more)

Kozloduy NPP Hires Westinghouse For Fuel Licensing

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 20:21
Westinghouse Electric Company and Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant signed a VVER-1000 nuclear fuel licensing contract for the Kozloduy power plant in Bulgaria, the U.S. company announced.(read more)

NRC Approves Uprate At Oconee NPP

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 20:05
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has given a green light to a 1.6 percent reactor capacity increase for Duke Energy Carolinas' three Oconee reactors located near Seneca, South Carolina.(read more)

Framatome To Upgrade Calvert Cliffs I&C

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 19:48
Nuclear supplier and service firm Framatome said this week it had signed a contract to upgrade a component of the instrumentation and control (I&C) system for the two units of Exelon’s Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant on the western shores of Chesapeake Bay. (read more)

Energy Northwest and WizNucleus to Build Next-Generation Cyber Security Assessment Application

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 13:50
--Press Release-- WizNucleus and Energy Northwest (EN) are bringing together years of technology and development expertise to create a cyber security software application to yield regulatory requirement efficiencies for nuclear energy facilities and other critical infrastructure.(read more)

IAEA Sees Future In Drone Site Monitoring

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 19:58
With confirmation from the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan – site of the 2011, post-earthquake nuclear power plant disaster – the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations said in early February that advances in drone technology showed viable promises for post-accident mapping and monitoring.(read more)

EATF Fuel Completes 18-Month Cycle

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 19:11
French nuclear service business Framatome said in early February that its GAIA Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) technology recently completed its first 18-month fuel cycle at a nuclear power plant in the United States.(read more)

First HRP1000 Unit Achieves Commercial Status

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 15:54
Unit 5 of China's Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, the world's first demonstration project to adopt China's indigenous Generation III nuclear power technology Hualong One, also known as HPR1000, was put into commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on January 30. (read more)

NRC To Review Westinghouse Doped Pellet Report

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 21:27
After deliveries to more than 25 regions across Europe, our Advanced Doped Pellet Technology doped pellets are one step closer to U.S. commercialization, Westinghouse announced this week.(read more)

Costs Up, Schedule Revised At Hinkley Point C

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 20:52
French utility EDF announced Wednesday that the price tag for Hinkley Point C under construction in Somerset, England, had risen by about $605 million and the completion date for Unit 1 had been pushed back to June 2026.(read more)

USA And Paris Accord: Take Two

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 20:22
It took less than a day in office for President Joe Biden to reverse the previous administration's stand on the Paris climate change accord and revoke the federal permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline.(read more)

Belarus Unit 1 Attains 100% Power

Sat, 01/23/2021 - 18:38
The first power unit of Belarus NPP of the newest III+ generation with VVER-1200 reactor was brought to 100 percent rated power level on January 12, Rosatom announced.(read more)

Darlington Unit 3 Set For Disassembly

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 16:12
The Darlington Refurbishment Project has completed a significant milestone with the successful separation of the Unit 3 reactor and its systems from the three remaining operating units at Darlington Nuclear Generating Station.(read more)

Hot Testing For Savannah River Site SWPF Completed

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 15:57
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management has successfully completed the hot commissioning testing phase of operations at the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF), the agency announced. (read more)

NuScale Moves Into New Phase For UAMPS Project

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 20:52
Portland, Oregon-based, small modular reactor developer NuScale Power and the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) said they had executed agreements to facilitate the development of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP), which will deploy NuScale Power Modules™ at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). (read more)

Kakrapar Unit 3 Connected To Grid

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 19:49
Ten years following the first concrete pour for Kakrapar Unit 3, the reactor approved in April 2007 has been connected to the grid in India, the Department of Atomic Energy said.(read more)

UK To Study Nuclear Propulsion To Reach Planets

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 19:29
The UK Space Agency said it had signed a research contract with Rolls Royce to study nuclear power as a more plentiful source of energy, capable of making possible deeper space exploration in the decades to come. (read more)

Finish Lines Closer At Vogtle Expansion

Wed, 01/06/2021 - 17:22
From the placement of the two-million-pound roof of the Vogtle 4 shield building to receipt of the first nuclear fuel assemblies for Unit 3, Georgia Power touted a list of construction accomplishments at the Plant Vogtle expansion project.(read more)