• Fri, Aug 18 2017

    ASN Initiates New Review Of Le Creusot Forged Parts

    The national nuclear power regulator in France, Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN) has opened a public review of an order that would force utility giant EDF to review records involving any of the components in active nuclear power plants that were fabricated at the Le Creusot forge, which is owned by Areva.
    • Fri, Aug 18 2017

    OneAIM Partnership Awarded $188 Million Contract For Sellafield Support

    Amec Foster Wheeler said Friday that joint venture OneAIM had been awarded a $188 million, four-year contract to provide facility support, along with partner Inferserve, for the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria in northwest England.
    • Thu, Aug 17 2017

    NRC Approves Power Uprate For Browns Ferry NPP

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it had approved Tennessee Valley Authority’s request for a 14.3 percent increase in the generating capacity of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2 and 3.
    • Thu, Aug 17 2017

    Steam Generator For Unit 3 In Place At Vogtle Project

    Georgia Power announced Wednesday that the first steam generator has been placed at the Vogtle nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia.
    • Wed, Aug 16 2017

    Kyushu Delays Restarts At Genkai NPP

    The restart of units 3 and 4 at Kyushu Electirc Power Company's Genkai nuclear generating station is being postponed from this coming fall to later in the winter, possibly until early 2018, the company said.
    • Wed, Aug 16 2017

    NRC Issues New Orders For Columbia Fuel Fabricating Facility

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a follow up confirmatory order to Westinghouse Electric Company that seeks to address ongoing concerns associated with the May 2016 discovery of a build up of uranium bearing material in a scrubber system at the Columbia Fuel Fabricating Facility in South Carolina.
    • Tue, Aug 15 2017

    Oak Ridge Ships Transuranic Waste After Five Year Suspension

    For the first time since 2012, processed and treated transuranic waste is leaving Oak Ridge’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center for permanent disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, the program's Office of Environmental Management said.
    • Tue, Aug 15 2017

    Energy Futures Initiative Report Calls For Nuclear Power Support

    A report from the Energy Futures Initiative, headed by former Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz, calls for greater support for nuclear power based on the premise that a strong commercial nuclear power sector is needed to ensure safety of material that has enormous potential for harm if it fell into the wrong hands.
    • Mon, Aug 14 2017

    Barakah Unit 4 Fitted With Steam Generators And Reactor Vessel

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) in Abu Dhabi announced Monday that the fourth reactor vessel steam generators have been installed at the four-unit nuclear power plant that will be a first for the country and the region.
    • Mon, Aug 14 2017

    BWXT Canada To Fabricate Steam Drums For Unit 6 At Bruce Power

    BWX Technologies, Inc., said Monday that that its subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT) has been awarded a $48CA million amendment to its existing steam generator purchase agreement from Bruce Power. The amendment reflects the addition of steam drums to Bruce Power’s steam generator agreement with BWXT Canada previously announced July 2016.
    • Thu, Aug 10 2017

    IAEA Completes Follow Up Review Of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP

    The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that a review of Japan's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station by an international team of experts recommended more work should continue on safety improvements at the plant, but that many of the recommendations and suggestions made in a 2015 review had been addressed.
    • Thu, Aug 10 2017

    NRC Returns To Yucca Mountain Review Process

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that it had approved new steps in the process of reviewing Yucca Mountain site, Nevada, as a potential site for a national repository for high level nuclear waste, reopening the process that could resolve the critical and long-standing issue for the nuclear power industry: What to do with the build up of spent nuclear fuel.
    • Wed, Aug 9 2017

    IAEA Projects "High Potential" For Nuclear Power Growth

    The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog group, the International Atomic Energy Agency, said this week that the growth potential for nuclear power remains high, taking the long view, even though global expansion “is projected to slow down in coming years.”
    • Wed, Aug 9 2017

    South Carolina Governor Considers Options For V.C. Summer

    The sale of state-owned Santee Cooper is one of the options South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is considering in an effort to revive the suspended two-reactor expansion project at the Virgil C. Summer nuclear power plant, media reports indicate.
    • Tue, Aug 8 2017

    NEI Seeks To Block Texas From Nuclear Waste Fund Withdrawal

    In an effort to keep the Nuclear Waste Fund intact, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) this week filed a legal brief in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to block Texas from being awarded restitution and disgorgement from the Nuclear Waste Fund based on the government's long delays in setting up a national repository for spent nuclear fuel.
    • Mon, Aug 7 2017

    GE Power Services Signs 12-Year Agreement With Daya Bay Nuclear

    GE Power Services, a division of GE Power headquartered in Baden, Switzerland, has signed a 12-year agreement with Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co. of Shenzhen, China, for the provision of services to steam turbines, generators and auxiliary systems at its Daya Bay, Ling Ao and Ling Dong nuclear power plants
    • Mon, Aug 7 2017

    SHINE Medical Tech Breaks Ground On Moly-99 Production Facility

    Wisconsin company SHINE Medical Technologies said it had begun construction of Building One at its new Janesville, Wis., campus that will be used to produce the medical isotope molybdenum-99 that is critical in imaging to detect such conditions as cancer and heart disease.
    • Thu, Aug 3 2017

    Southern CO. Expects New Costs At Vogtle Expansion

    In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, Southern Co. said that it would cost an additional $1 billion to $1.7 billion to complete construction of two new AP1000 Westinghouse-designed reactors at the Vogtle expansion project in Waynesboro, G
    • Thu, Aug 3 2017

    BWXT Nuclear Energy Targets Red Planet For Nuclear Propulsion System

    Virginia-based BWX Technologies announced Thursday that its subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. had been awarded an $18.8 million contract from NASA to initiate conceptual designs for a nuclear thermal propulsion reactor. The aim of the project, the company said, was to support “a possible future manned mission to Mars.” That would be a 54.6 million kilometer journey – 33.9 million miles.
    • Wed, Aug 2 2017

    June Accident In Japan Rated Level 2 Incident

    The early June radiation exposure accident at the Oarai Research and Development Center in the Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan involving five workers has been designated a level 2 accident by the country's Nuclear Regulation Authority. Using the international scale for accidents, the incident is on the low end of the 1-7 scale of accident intensity with 7 being the most severe accidents and 1 being the least severe.
    • Wed, Aug 2 2017

    Stopping V.C. Summer Expansion Has Ripple Effects

    When you throw a stone in a pond, there's a ripple effect. But if your project is large enough, when you stop throwing rocks in the pond, there is also a ripple effect. Such is the case with the decision by South Carolina Electric and Gas Company and partner Santee Cooper to stop construction of two new Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in Jenkinsville, S.C.
    • Tue, Aug 1 2017

    Spain To Close Down Idled Santa Maria de Garona NPP

    The Spanish government said Tuesday that it would close the Santa Maria de Garona power plant, which, as the country's oldest nuclear power plant, was commissioned in 1971 and has been idled since July 2013. The apparent reason for the closure is the lack of political will to return the plant to active service.
    • Tue, Aug 1 2017

    Westinghouse Plans 7 Percent Workforce Trim, Reacts To South Carolina Project Cessation

    Westinghouse Electric Company Chief Executive Officer Jose Emeterio Gutiérrez.said the company was “extremely disappointed” at the decision by Santee Cooper and the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company to back away from its commitments to the V.C. Summer power plant expansion project, which was to deploy two AP1000 reactors designed by Westinghouse.
    • Tue, Aug 1 2017

    CNN Connects Fuqing Unit 4 To Grid

    The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said Monday that it had connected the fourth unit at the Fuqing nuclear power plant to the grid. According to the World Nuclear Association, the new reactor, a 1087 MWe CPR-1000 model, is China's 37th power plant in operation.
    • Tue, Aug 1 2017

    What Went Wrong At V.C. Summer? Many Factors Contributed

    The plummeting price of natural gas, a lack of political will power, the nation's – indeed, the globe's – romance with renewable power sources and the improved light bulb were among the culprits that rose up against the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station's expansion project which came to a sudden end on Monday. SCANA subsidiary South Carolina Electric & Gas was the holdout in the decision, but folded...