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Trump Directs DOE To Rescue Struggling Nuclear Plants

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:34
President Donald Trump stepped into the debate on securing the national electricity resources by directing grid operators to purchase power from economically troubled nuclear power and coal-fired power plants.(read more)

Tanzania's Uranium Mines Wait For Economics To Change

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:40
The east African nation of nation of Tanzania is poised to enter the market as a uranium producer, but is holding back until the price of the fissile metal rises, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a news release Monday.(read more)

Westinghouse AP1000 On Track For First Criticality In June

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:33
Chen Hua, chairman of the China National Nuclear Power Corporation, has said that the first completed Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactor would reach first criticality by the end of June and that it remained on track to enter commercial operations status by the end of November, Science Daily reported.(read more)

California Court Allows Diablo Canyon Lease To Stand

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:08
Pacific Gas and Electric, owners of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant n San Louis Obispo County near Los Angeles, have met a legal challenge with a verdict in an California appeals court that will permit continued leasing of the property on which the plant sits.(read more)

Tepco To Plan For Decommissioning Fukushima Dai-ni

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:05
The Tokyo Electric Power Company said Thursday that it would begin to formulate a plan to decommission the Fukushima Dai-ni nuclear generating station, a four-unit power plant that is the closest power plant to the Fukushima Dai-ichi facility that suffered three reactor meltdowns in 2011.(read more)

Westinghouse Secures Cofrentes NPP Fuel Contract

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:45
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the signing of a contract for manufacture and delivery of boiling water reactor (BWR) fuel to Cofrentes Nuclear Power Plant (CNC) in Spain in 2019 and 2021. CNC is wholly owned by Iberdrola Generación Nuclear S.A.(read more)

Darlington Unit 2 Re-Assembly Begins

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:46
It’s time to put Darlington Nuclear’s Unit 2 reactor back together, Ontario Power Generation announced Tuesday.(read more)

Final Steam Generator In Place At Hongyanhe Unit 5

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:34
Workers outfitted Unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China with its third and final steam generator as of June 10, the China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Limited (CNI23) has announced.(read more)

IAEA Seeks Solutions To Fusion Containment

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:56
The IAEA said Monday it had issued a challenge for data specialists to come up models that would open the door for new materials to be used to build fusion reactors.(read more)

GE Ends Manufacturing At Salem, Va., Plant

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:09
Union officials at General Electric's manufacturing division in Salem, Virginia, where the company has made power-generation turbines for decades, said they had received a letter of intent advising them that GE intends to close down its manufacturing at the facility that once employed about 3,500 workers.(read more)

China, Signs Four-Reactor Deal With Rosatom

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 22:05
Russia's nuclear engineer and construction giant Rosatom has signed a deal in China that calls for the construction of four Russian-designed VVER-1200 reactors, two of which are slated for the Xudabao nuclear facility, while two will be built at the Tiawan nuclear generating station in Jiangsu Province.(read more)

SNC-Lavalin Signs Letter Of Intent For Bellefonte Completion

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:45
SNC-Lavalin, U.S. subsidiary of SNC Lavalin Nuclear of Canada, has signed a memorandum of understanding that sets the company up to be the primary engineer and construction contractor for the former TVA Bellefonte nuclear power plant project in Hollywood, Alabama, that was purchased at auction by Franklin Haney's Nuclear Development LLC in November of 2016.(read more)

Federal Judge Temporarily Halts MOX Cancellation

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:47
A federal judge in South Carolina has temporarily put a halt to the federal government's plan to back out of the mixed oxide fuel (MOX) project at the Savannah River Site that the Department of Energy recently announced would be shut down.(read more)

IAEA Team Completes Advisory Mission To Switzerland

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:02
United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday that a team of experts had completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Switzerland, carried out at the request of the Swiss Government.(read more)

NuScale Finds 20% More Power In SMR Design

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:27
Small modular reactor (SMR) developer NuScale said Wednesday it had discovered 20 percent more power than originally planned in the SMR it is developing.(read more)

DOE Awards $5M For Westinghouse's Micro-Reactor

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:07
Westinghouse Electric Company said Thursday that it was awarded $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The funding will be used to develop a self-regulating solid core block (SCB) that employs solid materials (instead of bulk liquid flow or moving parts) to inherently self-regulate the reaction rate in a nuclear reactor.(read more)

Drones Used To Inspect Fuel Processing Plant

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:08
Comprehensive drone contracting company Texo Drone Survey said in late May that it had carried out an “internal UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) inspection of a live nuclear asset – a first for the nuclear industry.(read more)

Orano To Reprocess EnergoAtom Spent Fuel

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 10:47
French nuclear power service company Orano said in May that it had signed a contract with Ukrainian utility EnergoAtom to assessing the feasibility of reprocessing services of spent fuel assemblies of Ukrainian VVER-1000 nuclear reactors in Orano la Hague facility.(read more)

Olkiluoto Unit 3 Completes Hot Functional Testing

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:36
The long-delayed Unit 3 at Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3) power plant is a step closer to start up with hot functional testing completed in May, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said in a statement. ...(read more)

Draft Memo Fuels Debate On Federal Intervention For Nuclear And Coal

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 20:22
A draft memo circulated by the Trump administration that was made public by Bloomberg News has reinvigorated the national debate on energy security with its immediate focus the coal and nuclear power industries both of which are warning policymakers that dependence on renewable power sources could contribute to grid insecurity.(read more)