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Oglethorpe Power Board To Revisit Commitment To Vogtle Expansion

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:30
A critical vote in September by the board members at Oglethorpe Power, owners of 30 percent of the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia, could decide the fate of the project, where Georgia Power recently...(read more)

FirstEnergy Solutions Files Training Plan For Plant Closures

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:01
Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions said Wednesday that it had submitted plans with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission detailing how it would train its staff to begin decommissioning at three of its nuclear power plants – the David-Besse and Perry plants in Ohio and the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.(read more)

Nuclear Generation Rose In 2017 For Fifth Straight Year

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 16:37
Electricity generated by nuclear power increased in 2017, notching a gain in production for the fifth consecutive year, the World Nuclear Performance Report 2018 declares. The annual assessment of the nuclear industry worldwide is produced by the World Nuclear Association.(read more)

Japan's Chugoku Electric Takes Regulatory Step For New Reactor

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:18
With local government approvals in hand, the Chugoku Electric Company in Japan has sent in its application to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for inspections that would allow the start of the Shimane Unit 3 reactor, putting it on track to be the first new reactor to start up in the county since the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident.(read more)

UK Awards Fuel Research Contract To NLL And Wood

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:51
Britain's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded a three-year contract to National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and Wood to carry out a key research project on fuels for advanced nuclear reactors.(read more)

Canada Extends Pickering NPP License With Closure Caveat

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:58
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on August 8 that it would renew Ontario Power Generation Inc.’s (OPG) Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS) located in Pickering, Ontario.(read more)

AP1000 Units In China Notch Operational Milestones

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:26
Four Westinghouse AP1000 reactor construction projects in China nearing completion continue to pass operational milestones on their way towards commercial operating status, the latest represented by the Sanmen Unit 1 reactor in Zhejiang province that reached 100 percent power on Tuesday.(read more)

SNC-Lavalin Signs Fuel Contract With China's Qinshan Nuclear Power Company

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:27
SNC-Lavalin said it had signed an engineering service contract and a licensing agreement with China’s Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company Limited (TQNPC) to implement 37M Natural Uranium Equivalent (NUE) fuel, a mixture of depleted and recycled uranium, in Qinshan’s CANDU reactors Units 1 and 2.(read more)

Federal Government Seeks New Rationale For Supporting Nuclear

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:19
A top official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has said that the federal government is attempting to create a list of power plants that are considered too valuable to lose in the event of any natural or man-made crisis that could threaten the nation's security or the health of its citizens.(read more)

Leningrad II Unit 1 Enters Final Testing Phase

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 19:35
Slated to become the second operating VVER-1200 reactor after Novovononezh Unit 6, the Leningrad II Unit 1 reactors has begun the final testing phase for operations, which should be completed in the next two weeks, Rosatom said.(read more)

Cost Estimates For Vogtle Expansion Rise, But Timelines Hold

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:51
Georgia Power said Wednesday that the anticipated time line for construction at the Plant Vogtle expansion project in near Waynesboro, Ga., had not changed, but that costs of the projects had gone up since the company took over management of the construction site from once-bankrupt Westinghouse Electric Company.(read more)

Turbine In Place At Leningrad II Unit 2

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:55
The new turbine installation for Leningrad's Phase II nuclear power plant Unit 2 has been completed, Russia's state-owned nuclear construction company Rosatom said on Monday.(read more)

Orano To Supply Fuel Storage System To Wolf Creek NPP

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:22
Orano TN, the Orano subsidiary providing used fuel management and transportation services, has been selected by Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Company (WCNOC) to design, build and implement dry fuel storage at the Wolf Creek Generating Station in Kansas, the company said on August 2.(read more)

British Report Recommends Subsidies For SMR Development

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:47
A study commissioned by the British government on financial considerations of small modular reactors said Tuesday that SMR developers should be given subsidies to help the UK stay competitive and independent in energy resourcing.(read more)

Holtec Completes Assembly Removal From Vermont Yankee Storage Pools

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:34
Holtec International said that it had successfully completed in record time the largest defueling project of a BWR plant in the United States at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station in Vernon, Vermont.(read more)

Unit 2 Barakah Hot Functional Testing Is Done

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 20:48
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said Monday that hot functional testing (HFT) for Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant had been completed.(read more)

Divers Complete Cleanup Milestone At Sizewell A

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 17:47
Underwater experts tasked with cutting up former fuel storage skips and other equipment at the Sizewell A plant in Britain have completed their work nearly two months ahead of schedule, Magnox Ltd. announced last week(read more)

Westinghouse Sale To Brookfield Done, Bankruptcy Over

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:22
The saga of Westinghouse Electric Company's disruptive bankruptcy is over with the sale of the company from Japanese owner Toshiba to the Brookfield Business Partners investment group completed earlier this week.(read more)

Holtec To Decommission Pilgrim And Palisades NPPs

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 14:54
Entergy Corp. said Thursday that it had agreed to part with the subsidiaries that own the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and the Palisades Power Plant in Michigan after their final shut downs and defuelings.(read more)

Valcor Acquires Rights to Manufacture and Sell CU Services Products

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:59
--Press Release-- Valcor Engineering, a designer and manufacturer of solenoid valves and flow control components for liquids and gases, is proud to announce they have acquired the rights to manufacture and sell CU Services products.(read more)