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Toshiba Completes ITER Field Coil

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 19:04
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation of Japan said Tuesday it had completed its first manufacturing of toroidal field coils for ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, which is under construction in southern France.(read more)

Tianwan Unit 6 Reaches Commercial Operation Status

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 18:34
The China National Nuclear Corporation said its 24th commercial reactor had reached commercial operations status after completing 100 continuous hours of operations at full power.(read more)

Will Wyoming Embrace Nuclear Power?

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 18:10
TerraPower, which announced this week it would site a demonstration sodium-cooled fast reactor in the state of Wyoming, contacted the mayors of four potential locations just hours before the announcement, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.(read more)

Akkuyu Unit 1 Reactor Pressure Vessel Placed

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 20:04
Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said Tuesday that the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) installation is completed at Unit 1 of the future Akkuyu nuclear power plant.(read more)

Stainless Metalcraft To Build 1,000 Storage Boxes

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 17:20
Sellafield Ltd said Tuesday it had awarded a contract to manufacture up to 1,000 stainless steel boxes that will store radioactive wastes retrieved from the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) and Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) at Sellafield, Europe's largest and most diverse nuclear processing and research facility. (read more)

Waste Removal Tool In Place At Sellafield

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 17:05
The machine that will be starting the most important hazard and risk reduction job on the Sellafield site later this year has now moved across the specially installed rails at the top of the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS), Sellafield Ltd. announced.(read more)

Another Vogtle Unit 3 Pushback

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 18:53
Delays in Unit 3 hot functional testing have set the commercial operations schedule of the new reactor at the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Waynesboro, Georgia, back three weeks to a likely start in early 2022, said Georgia Power this week.(read more)

Phase 1 Of Regulatory Review Done For Moltex SMR

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 17:33
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) said Tuesday that it had completed Phase 1 of its pre-licensing vendor desigh review for the SSR W300 molten salt reactor designed by Moltex Energy.(read more)

Holtec Completes Oyster Creek Fuel Transfer

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 16:45
Holtec International this week said it had completed the transfer of irradiated fuel at the retired Oyster Creek nuclear power plant to dry storage, putting the decommissioning project on pace to become the fastest on record for the United States.(read more)

Stable Isotopes Studied For Rhino Protection

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 16:04
Around the globe, 10,000 radiation detection devices at ports of call could be instrumental in saving the lives of the endangered rhinoceroses with a new program in which harmless, stable isotopes are injected into live rhino horns to substantially aid in cracking down on smuggling, which, in turn, could curtail poaching, (read more)

IEA Maps How To Reach Net Zero By 2050

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 15:18
A new report by one of the planet’s most influential energy organizations says that nuclear energy should play a significant role in the challenge to create a net-zero emissions energy sector by 2050.(read more)

Drones Outfitted For Radiation Monitoring

Wed, 05/19/2021 - 14:12
Belgian researchers at Sabca and the Belgian nuclear research center SCK CEN say they have developed a drone-based technology that measures radiation levels on the ground.(read more)

Tianwan Unit 6 Connected To Grid

Wed, 05/12/2021 - 16:57
The sixth unit at the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in the Jiangsu province in China has been connected to the grid, the China Nuclear Energy Association announced.(read more)

Excavation Of Finnish Repository Starts

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 17:42
Excavation of the final disposal repository unit for spent nuclear fuel in Finland began as of May 5, Posiva Oy has announced.(read more)

Federal Subsidies For Nuclear Power Considered

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 17:15
Multiple news sources indicate that the Biden administration’s stand on nuclear subsidies has gone from secretive to publicly supportive, although the issue is still considered a liability among some environmental groups.(read more)

NRC Grants 80-Year Licenses To Surry Units

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:28
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Tuesday it had approved the Dominion Energy Virginia application for an additional 20 years of operation for Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2, located near Surry, Va. These renewed licenses authorize reactor operation from 60 to 80 years.(read more)

Westinghouse To Buy Laveer Engineering

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 15:05
Westinghouse Electric Company this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire Laveer Engineering, a specialized nuclear engineering firm in Ontario, Canada. (read more)

Hot Testing Started At Vogtle Unit 3

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 20:52
Georgia Power said late April that hot functional testing had begun for Vogtle Unit 3, marking the initiation of a preliminary stress test of primary systems prior to loading the first fuel assemblies into the reactor core. (read more)

New Jersey Board Grants Plant Subsidies

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 18:53
New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities has granted the state’s three nuclear power plants a $300 million subsidy designed to keep the plants from closing in the face of lower prices for electricity and the onrush of the climate crisis.(read more)

Three Kansai Electric Reactors To Restart

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 18:26
Japanese news outlet Kyodo reports that three reactors in the country now have gubernatorial approval for restarts beyond the post-Fukushima practice of retiring nuclear plants after 40 years of operation.(read more)