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Step 3 Of UK HPR1000 Review Completed

Sat, 02/15/2020 - 19:27
Britain's Office of Nuclear Regulation has completed Step 3 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of the UK HPR1000 design, and taken the decision to progress to Step 4 of the GDA, the agency said. (read more)

Orano To Dismantle Marcoule Site Storage Pools

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:16
French nuclear power service company said it had been awarded the contract to dismantle two stainless steel interim storage pools at the Marcoule site in south-east France in a deal worth several million euros.(read more)

Egyptian Technicians Training At Kursk II NPP

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:55
Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said this week that Egyptian technicians had arrived at the Kursk II Nuclear Power Station to begin training that will be applied to Egypt's new El Dabaa NPP.(read more)

Trump Tweets Reversal On Yucca Mountain

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:34
The country’s 80,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel, stored now in 35 states at 121 sites, will not be headed to Yucca Mountain after all, President Trump said in a tweet this week.(read more)

SNC-Lavalin Lands Wolsong Service Contracts

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 17:32
Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin said Tuesday it had been awarded four contracts by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, to conduct assessments and computer code upgrades at the Wolsong site in Korea.(read more)

Italy Begins Shipments Of Radsludge to Slovakia

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 17:08
The first of the 33 transports scheduled for the transfer of about 5,600 drums, containing resin and radioactive sludge, started from the Caroso nuclear power plant (Piacenza) at the Bohunice plant in Slovakia for their treatment and conditioning.(read more)

First Iter D-ring Field Coil Completed In Japan

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 16:52
Japanese manufacturers have completed construction of the first 360-metric ton D-shaped toroidal field coil for the ITER Tokamak project in France. The massive field coil will be shipped from the port of Kobe to France on an ocean voyage expected to take eight weeks, starting in early March.(read more)

Rolls-Royce Targets 2029 For SMR Deployment

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 17:12
The top technical officer for Britain’s engineering giant Rolls-Royce said this week that the company would focus on small modular reactors, which he expected would be operational in the UK within nine years.(read more)

Kurk II Cooling Tower To Be Russia's Tallest

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:46
The Kursk NPP-2 evaporative cooling tower will become the tallest one in Russia, with its height being 179 meters -- a bit taller than 587 feet, the plant said on Monday.(read more)

Renovations Underway At Oldest U.S. Nuclear Facility

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:08
The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM)said that renovations are underway to prepare a facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to process a high-dose portion of the on-site uranium-233 inventory, enabling to convert the material into a disposal-ready form.(read more)

Ice Wall Coolant Leaks Found At Fukushima

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 15:00
The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) has confirmed that coolant is leaking from the pipes that maintain the underground ice wall at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster site.(read more)

Orano Completes Fuel Transfers To FOAK EOS Canisters

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:32
Orano TN has completed the transfer of 296 used nuclear fuel assemblies from a U.S. reactor’s wet storage pool to the onsite dry storage Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISFSI) using eight NUHOMS EOS 37PTH heat-tolerant canisters to securely store the used fuel in eight EOS Horizontal Storage Modules (HSM), the company said.(read more)

Westinghouse Contracted For Kozloduy NPP Project

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:11
Westinghouse Electric Company said this week that it had signed a contract with Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria to migrate the current Ovation platform-based information and control (I&C) systems at the plant's units 5&6.(read more)

CNL Lands Lingen Decommissioning Contract

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:18
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced this week that it has been selected as a subcontractor by Atkins Energy Germany GmbH to participate in the decommissioning of RWE’s prototype boiling water reactor in Lingen, Germany.(read more)

Rostov Unit 1 Granted License Extension

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:58
The Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) issued a new license for the right to operate Unit 1 of Rostov NPP, Rosatom has announced.(read more)

Clinton Loaded With Accident-Tolerant Fuel

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 12:45
Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) today announced that lead test assemblies utilizing its ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed at Exelon Generation’s Clinton Power Station in Clinton, Illinois.(read more)

Brookhaven Chosen For Electron Collider

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 15:57
The U.S. Department of Energy said it had chosen the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, as the site for a planned major new nuclear physics research facility, an electron collider that will cost between $1.6 and $2.6 billion to build.(read more)

CNNC Strengthens Strategic Framework

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 17:16
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has entered into two significant cooperation agreements with complementary organizations in the past two weeks, first signing an agreement with an academic group and then one with Energy China.(read more)

NuScale Requests SMR Review In Canada

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 13:12
NuScale Power announced Tuesday it has submitted an application for a pre-licensing vendor design review in Canada for its small nuclear reactor.(read more)

Germany Drops Down To Six Active Reactors

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 12:18
German utility EnBW has permanently shut down its Philippsburg 2 reactor to comply with the country’s nuclear phase-out plan, putting the company in a position to have to import electricity to meet demand(read more)