• Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Kursk II Site Receives Reactor Pressure Vessel

    It was a long trip and a move-over load, but Russian nuclear power corporation Rosatom said this week the “atomic heart” of the future Kursk II Unit 1 reactor--the VVER-TOI reactor pressure vessel VVER-TOI--had arrived its final destination, the construction site in Kurchatov in southwestern Russia.
    • Wed, Sep 22 2021

    ATF Fuel Test Loaded At Rostov NPP

    The first Russian-made fuel bundles with experimental ATF fuel rods (Advanced Technology Fuel) have been loaded into VVER-1000 reactor core at the power unit 2 of the Rostov NPP in South-West Russia, which has resumed operations after the scheduled maintenance and refueling, Rosatom said this week.
    • Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Cameco, X-energy To Collaborate on SMR

    Canadian uranium producer Cameco and U.S. fuel and plant engineering firm X-energy announced they have entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors
    • Wed, Sep 15 2021

    Illinois Passes Energy Bill, Forestalls Closures

    An eleventh-hour vote in the Illinois capital kept Exelon Generation’s hand away from the off switch on two nuclear power plants Tuesday, as the state Senate approved a comprehensive energy bill that included credit to nuclear plants for their non-carbon producing electricity generation.
    • Wed, Sep 15 2021

    NRC Approves Interim Spent Fuel Site In Texas

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it had issued a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in Andrews, Texas.
    • Wed, Sep 15 2021

    Rosatom Training Egyptians On NPP Operations

    Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom said this week that the first group of Egyptian technicians began training at the St. Petersburg branch of Rosatom’s Technical Academy in anticipation of operations work at the planned El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant.
    • Wed, Sep 8 2021

    Energoatom Inspects V.C. Summer Parts

    Call it the year’s most extraordinary yard sale. In a recent working trip to the United States, the head of Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (Energoatom) visited Westinghouse Electric’s equipment warehouses in South Carolina to check out large components once designated for the now-abandoned V.C. Summer expansion project.
    • Wed, Sep 8 2021

    Metsamor Unit 2 Reactor Undergoes Annealing Process

    For the first time, unique work was carried out at the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant on the recovery annealing of the plant's Unit 2 PWR-440 reactor vessel. The goal is to extend the service life of NPPs until 2026, Rosenergoatom said. The annealing process took place in the reactor hall of the plant; the reactor was in its original place. An annealing plant with a height of a two-story building was delivered...
    • Wed, Sep 8 2021

    Pressure Vessel For Akkuyu 3 Underway

    Volgodonsk Branch of JSC AEM-technology, part of the engineering division of “Rosatom” State Corporation called Atomenergomash, has started long-cycle operation to manufacture the bottom of the nuclear reactor for Unit 3 of Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey.
    • Thu, Sep 2 2021

    NuScale, Energoatom of Ukraine Sign MOU

    NuScale Power and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (Energoatom) announced Wednesday that the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the deployment of NuScale Power plants in Ukraine.
    • Wed, Sep 1 2021

    CAES Opens New Reactor Simulator Lab

    The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) announced the opening of its newest laboratory, the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Simulator Laboratory, featuring NuScale Power’s Energy Exploration (E2) Center, at its Idaho Falls headquarters.
    • Tue, Aug 31 2021

    Nawah Energy Starts Up Barakah 2

    Thirteen months after the startup for Unit 1 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, Unit 2 has been successfully started up as well, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation said.
    • Wed, Aug 25 2021

    Orano USA Transport Cask Reaches S. Korea

    Orano USA said Wednesday its first TN-LC transport cask had been delivered to a delegation from Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP).
    • Wed, Aug 25 2021

    Congressman Asks Biden For Two-Plant Rescue

    A Republican congressman from Illinois, Adam Kinzinger, has sent a letter to the Oval Office urging President Biden to evoke emergency powers to support two nuclear power plants in his state in light of the state legislature’s unwillingness to act.
    • Fri, Aug 20 2021

    Pact In Place For IMSR Fuel Development

    Nuclear service provider Westinghouse, the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), and Terrestrial Energy have signed an agreement for nuclear fuel development with the aim of supplying enriched uranium fuel for use in Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR).
    • Wed, Aug 18 2021

    Westinghouse Sweden To Dismantle Ringhals Units

    Swedish power conglomerate Vattenfall said Tuesday it had signed a nuclear services contract with Westinghouse Electric Sweden that covers dismantling of reactor tanks in Ringhals Units 1 and 2 in southern Sweden.
    • Wed, Aug 18 2021

    Fusion Test Yields 10 Quadrillion Watts For An Instant

    Focusing laser light from the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, scientists were able to generate, for just 100 trillionths of a second, a blast of energy measured at more than 10 quadrillion watts of fusion power, the laboratory announced last week.
    • Wed, Aug 18 2021

    Akkuyu Unit 4 Pit Construction Has Begun

    Earthmoving preparations for the construction of Unit 4 are underway at the site of Akkuyu NPP, the first nuclear power plant in Turkey. The works are carried out in accordance with the Limited Work Permit (LWP) issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Turkey on June 30, 2021.
    • Wed, Aug 11 2021

    Rooppur Unit 2 Heavy Components Delivered

    The reactor vessel and four steam generators for Unit 2 of Rooppur nuclear power plant have been delivered to Bangladesh, Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom said Tuesday.
    • Wed, Aug 11 2021

    KAERI Develops Zr-89 Production Device

    The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute said this week it had developed a device to produce two pharmaceutical isotopes including Zr-89, which has a half-life of 3.3 days, making it one of the longer-lasting isotopes that extends options for viable cancer diagnosing.
    • Tue, Aug 10 2021

    Oak Ridge Lab Receives EnCore Fuel Rods

    Nuclear services provider Westinghouse said that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee had received several of its irradiated EnCore nuclear fuel rods for a year of testing that is geared towards supporting the company's efforts to have the "accident-tolerant" fuel become certified by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
    • Wed, Aug 4 2021

    Taishan 1 Offline For Repairs/Investigation

    China General Nuclear has taken the newly commissioned Taishan Unit 1 offline to study and repair issues involving damaged cladding in about five of its fuel rods, which has raised radiation levels slightly in the reactor’s primary circuit.
    • Wed, Aug 4 2021

    Rooppur 1 Dome Set In Place

    Installation of metal structures for the inner containment dome has been completed in the power unit No. 1 reactor building at the Rooppur NPP construction site in the People's Republic of Bangladesh (PRB) said the project general contractor ASE, the engineering division of Russian nuclear power player Rosatom.
    • Wed, Aug 4 2021

    Hongyanhe 5 Reaches Commercial Status

    China General Nuclear said on August 1 that the first Phase II Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant reactor in the Liaoning Province in eastern China – Unit 5 overall – had passed its operational milestones to enter into commercial operating status.
    • Wed, Jul 28 2021

    Exelon Files Byron And Dresden Decommissioning Plans

    Exelon Generation, owner and operator of the Byron and Dresden nuclear energy facilities, announced Wednesday that it would file Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activity Reports (PSDARs) today with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, detailing long-term site restoration plans for both stations after they shut down this fall.