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NRC Certifies HI-STAR 100MB Nuclear Fuel Transporting System

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:50
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified Holtec International’s HI-STAR 100MB for transporting and storing nuclear plant fuel.(read more)

Yangjiang Unit 6 Completes Load Testing

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:15
China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced that Unit 6 at the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in the Guangdong province has competed its 168 hours of full load tests allowing it to enter commercial operations status as soon as the permits are issued.(read more)

Rooppur Unit 2 Concrete Milestone Reached

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 14:54
A concrete work milestone has been reached at the Rooppur NPP Unit 2 construction project, Rosatom said. This week “ saw the completion of concrete works for the Unit No. 2 of Rooppur NPP (Bangladesh) turbine hall foundation slab, said Rosatom.(read more)

NuScale Deal Provides Investment Dollars

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 14:36
NuScale Power today announced last week it has finalized agreements with Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) and Sargent & Lundy to support deployment of its small modular reactor (SMR). The agreement comes with a cash investment for the U.S. company.(read more)

Decommissioning Plans For Onagawa 1 Submitted

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 14:27
The Tohoku Electric Power Company has submitted plans for decommissioning the Onagawa Unit 1 reactor with Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority, making it the tenth reactor in the country since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 to be scheduled for closure.(read more)

IAEA Course Covers Site Selection For Nuclear Plants

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 13:14
What goes into the decision of where to site a nuclear power plant? As you might expect, the short answer to that is “lots.” In addition, countries around the globe are now reaching out to the nuclear power industry for future needs for electricity, heating or desalination projects. Where are all those new plants going to go? Specifically.(read more)

First Major Component Arrives At Akkuyu Site

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 15:04
The first large-sized cargo for the Unit 1 – the core catcher – has been delivered at the Akkuyu NPP construction site, Rosatom said this week.(read more)

Novovoronezh II, Unit 2, Reaches 100 Percent Power

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:50
On July 31, 2019, at 19:23, the reactor of the innovative Unit 2 of Novovoronezh Phase II for the first time was brought to the design power capacity, Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said this week.(read more)

Clean Air Credit Bill Passes In Ohio

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 13:30
A new law in Ohio, the Ohio Clean Air Program, would temporarily provide over $150 million per year to the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo and the Perry nuclear plant near Cleveland, potentially saving them from early closure. (read more)

Atkins Awarded Basic Design Contract For Sizewell C

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:44
Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a $6.09 million contract for the Enabling Works Basic Design at the Sizewell C site. It will be the first program of construction work to commence at the proposed nuclear power station, which is to be located immediately to the north of the existing Sizewell B power station, on the Suffolk coast. (read more)

Weld Repairs To Push Flamanville Start Up To 2023

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:31
French utility EDF has said that ongoing welding problems at Flamanville 3 would push back the start up date until at least early 2023, putting the initial schedule back further. The original start up date for the third unit at Flamanville in Normandy was seven years ago in 2012.(read more)

Tepco To Decommission Second Fukushima Plant

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 13:52
Tokyo Electric Power company, once the operator of two nuclear power plants in the Fukushima Province, said Tuesday it would decommission the Fukushima Dai-ni power plant’s four reactors. The company’s president Tomoaki Kobayakowa informed Fukushima Governor Masao Ochibori of the decision on Wednesday, according to Japanese media reports.(read more)

Canadian Nuclear Labs Launches SMR Initiative

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 13:17
Claiming Canada has the world’s ripest market for small modular reactors (SMR) for domestic use, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories said Tuesday that it was launching a new initiative to accelerate development and deployment of the groundbreaking SMR technology.(read more)

NuScale SMR Completes Review Milestones

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 13:11
NuScale Power said Monday that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had completed the second and third phases of review of the company’s small modular reactor design. This development – six weeks ahead of schedule – marks a significant milestone in the company’s timeline to commercialize its technology.(read more)

Ceremony Kicks Off SMR Project In China

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:59
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced the construction start of its small multipurpose modular reactor called the Linglong One or ACP100 at Changjiang in the Hainen Province. (read more)

NRC Investigates Degraded Paint At Fermi NPP

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:34
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched a special inspection at the Fermi nuclear power plant to determine if degraded paint inside a portion of the reactor containment could impact certain safety systems in accident conditions.(read more)

Trump Calls For "Fuller Analysis" Of Uranium Imports

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:57
U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected a request by two U.S. mining companies to impose a mandate that would give U.S. miners exclusivity to 25 percent of the uranium market. (read more)

CNL Awarded Contract To Refuel SLOWPOKE-2 Reactor

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:42
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, announce that it has been awarded an $8.5 million contract by the Government of Canada to refuel the Royal Military College of Canada’s (RMC) SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear reactor.(read more)

Ukraine Seeks To Make Lemonade Out Of Chernobyl Site

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:27
The keys to the New Safe Confinement (NSC) system built around the site of the 1986 Chernobly nuclear plant disaster have been handed over to Ukraine, the exchange a significant milestone that allows the trial run for operations of the NSC has been successful.(read more)

Uzbekistan Says Reactor Needs Have Doubled

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:31
Uzbekistan’s energy minister has announced a plan to double the amount of electricity generated by nuclear power in the country in the coming years, stating in an interview that the country will seek construction of four reactors, rather than two. (read more)