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Oklo Announces Launch Of Integrated Fission-Renewable Plant

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 17:41
Oklo, Inc., a small company in California, this week announced the launch of Aurora, an advanced fission clean energy plant the company says is designed to produce “affordable, reliable, clean, power.” The company has been engaged in pre-application activities with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since 2016. Currently, the company is preparing to ready an application for license approval.(read more)

Cruas Shutdown Extended Says EDF

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 22:17
French utility EDF is postponing the restart of the Cruas nuclear plant’s Unit 2 until mid-week in order to extend the inspection prompted by the 5.1 magnitude earthquake of November 11, French regulators said.(read more)

Terrestrial Energy IMSR Advanced Reactor Selected by Canadian and U.S. Regulators for Joint Review

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 18:15
---Press Release-- The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have selected Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) for the first joint technical review of an advanced, non-light water nuclear reactor technology.(read more)

Candu Energy To Work On Chinese AHWR Plant

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 18:01
Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy Inc. will work on preliminary licensing and safety guidance work in a new contract with China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd (CNNP) the engineering and construction giant confirmed.(read more)

Rosatom Completes Fuel Deliveries To India

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:45
Rosatom's nuclear fuel division TVEL JSC has shipped the final consignment of uranium fuel pellets for BWR reactors in India, completing their contractual obligations with the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India. The total volume of the supplied fuel pellets exceeded 50 tons with all shipments have carried out in 2019.(read more)

UK's Frazer-Nash To Work On Tokamak Reactor

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 18:17
leading systems and engineering technology consultancy Frazer-Nash has been appointed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to deliver the concept design for a key component of the UK’s new fusion reactor – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP).(read more)

Final Containment Ring And System Tests At Vogtle

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:52
Georgia Power said that the final containment vessel ring has been placed for Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, with the third ring of the Unit 4 containment vessel set today late last week. This marks the sixth and last containment vessel ring to be placed for the Vogtle 3 & 4 projects.(read more)

IAEA Team Reviews Uruguay's Nuclear Security Framework

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 17:19
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Uruguay, which was carried out at the request of the country’s government, the agency said on Monday.(read more)

Nuclear Featured In White House Statement

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 17:11
A joint statement issued from the White House that capped a meeting between President Donald Trump and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov noted that the two governments would work together to advance energy cooperation, including nuclear power projects. (read more)

Framatome Advances Underwater Maintenance Technique

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:59
Framatome applied a cutting-edge maintenance technique on reactor vessel primary nozzles at Dominion Energy’s Millstone Power Station during the plant’s spring 2019 outage, the company announced Monday. This was the first application of Framatome’s ultra-high pressure captivation peenng process on reactor pressure vessel nozzles to primary pipe welds.(read more)

WANO Signs MOU With Chinese Counterpart

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 13:51
The World Association of Nuclear Operators and the China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) have signed a memorandum of understanding which formalizes their arrangement to work together on commercial nuclear safety and reliability.(read more)

SKB Receives Two Approvals For Repository Extension

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:28
Swedish nuclear waste management company Svensk Karnbranslehantering (SKB) announced that it had received two critical approvals for the extension of the Final Repository for Short-Lived Radioactive Waste(read more)

Deep Isolation, NAC, Sign Agreement

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 14:34
Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, has signed a cooperative agreement with NAC International Inc. (NAC), a nuclear fuel cycle consulting and technology solutions company specializing in casks and canister systems for nuclear materials transport and spent fuel storage and disposal.(read more)

La Crosse Decommissioning Reaches Milestone

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 14:18
Salt Lake City-baserd EnergySolutions, Inc. announced today it has completed the physical work at the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) Decommissioning Project. This includes remediation and removal of radioactive material including confirmation surveys and inspections necessary to demonstrate compliance with the NRC approved License Termination Plan.(read more)

Fuel Loading Begins At Darlington Unit 2

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 15:33
The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said that fuel loading had begun at Darlington Unit 2, where a refurbishment project was reported in September to be 90 percent complete.(read more)

Concrete Pour Initiated For Bushehr NPP 2

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 15:56
Despite international tensions over its uranium enrichment activities, ceremonies were held on Sunday in Iran to mark the first pouring of concrete for the Bushehr Nuclear Plant’s Unit 2 reactor, following Unit 1, which was completed in 2011 and connected to the national grid in September of that year.(read more)

Earthquake In France Prompts Cruas-Meysse Shut Down

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 15:12
French utility EDF said it was taking precautionary measures to evaluate potential damage to the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plants in southeast France after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake damaged some buildings in the area. Three units at the Cruas-Meysse power plant were shut down so evaluative tests could be conducted.(read more)

GNF Teams With X-Energy On TRISO Fuel

Sun, 11/10/2019 - 21:03
Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and X-energy said they would collaborate to produce low-cost TRi-structural ISOtropic (TRISO) particle nuclear fuel.(read more)

U.S. Paris Accord Retreat On One-Year Clock

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 17:58
The Trump administration has initiated formal steps to disengage the United States from the 2015 Paris accords on climate change, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement posted on Twitter.(read more)

IAEA Reviews UK Regulatory Framework

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:20
An International Atomic Energy Agency review team noted that the United Kingdom is demonstrating a commitment to strengthening regulations for nuclear and radiation safety, but also identified areas that could benefit from further enhancement.(read more)