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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)

Storage Facility Licensed In Ukraine

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 17:44
International Atomic Energy Agency inspection teams are in Ukraine this week reviewing design safety of spent nuclear fuel facilities holding material from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. (read more)

Components Shipped To Rooppur NPP

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 17:28
Shipment of major components – two steam generators and the VVER-1200 model reactor vessel – are underway from the Volgodonsk Branch of AEM-Technology to the Republic of Bangladesh for Unit 2 at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.(read more)

First Fuel Loading Begins At Tianwan Unit 6

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 16:23
The loading of the first group of fuel assemblies into unit 6 at China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)’s Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in Lianyungang city, East China’s Jiangsu province, began on April 14, CNNC said this week.(read more)

Karachi Unit 3 Completes Cold Pressure Tests

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 16:16
The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said that cold pressure testing had been successfully conducted at the Karachi Unit 3 reactor in Pakistan, a milestone that was witnessed by the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).(read more)

Core Catcher Set Into Place At Kudankulam

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:56
The case of the core melt localization device or the so-called core catcher has been installed in the design position under the reactor pit of power unit No.4 of Kudankulam NPP which is under construction in India under VVER-1000 Russian design. (read more)

Plan Calls For Fukushima Daiichi Water Discharge

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:44
The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a plan for the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power disaster site to begin discharging treated water collected from the site into the ocean.(read more)

Steam Turbine Components Reach Akkuyu

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 17:52
The first heavy component of the steam turbine set – the rotor of the high and intermediate pressure cylinder (HP and IP cylinder), which weighs above 107 tons and is more than 12 meters long – was delivered to the Akkuyu NPP construction site in Turkey, Russian nuclear industrial Rosatom said on April 6.(read more)

Framatome Signs Dominion Energy Service Contract

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 17:20
French nuclear services company Framatome said this week it had signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Dominion Energy to support the long-term operation of the company’s nuclear fleet. This contract covers nuclear plant outage and maintenance work, including fleet steam generator services, refuel services, and inspections through 2026.(read more)

Atomenergomash Ships Improved Reactor

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:27
The Volgodonsk Branch of Rosatom’s engineering division Atomenergomash announced on Wednesday the shipment of a new type of nuclear vessel, the VVER-TOI pressurized water reactor headed for the first unit of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant—Two.(read more)

Nuclear Ship Support Services To Decommission NS Savannah

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 16:01
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $54.4 million contract for the decommissioning of the world’s first nuclear powered merchant ship, the NS Savannah, which was launched in 1959 and never became a commercial success.(read more)

High Expectations For Radioactive Battery

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 17:40
Imagine a smartphone that you never have to recharge, an electric vehicle that never needs to upload more power or batteries with such unlimited power that they can change lives in remote locations. (read more)

Joe Biden's Job Bill Includes Nuclear Power

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:27
A two trillion-dollar infrastructure support bill proposed by the Joe Biden administration unveils the new president’s mindset on nuclear power and calls for ongoing funding for the industry that presents a dramatic political hot potato for political platforms. (read more)

Fuel Loading Begins At Long-Delayed OL3

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 14:53
Finnish utility TVO (Teollisuuden Voima Oyuj) said this week that fuel loading for the Olkiluoto Unit 3 nuclear plant had commenced a day after the company received its operating license from regulators.(read more)