• Tue, Jan 15 2019

    Russian Plants Hit Generation Records

    Operators at the Novovoronezh nuclear plant in Russia said the VVER-440 Unit 4 reactor at the plant reached 100 percent of is rated capacity on January 10 following an extensive upgrade project expected to allow the plant to operated through 2032. In the same week, Rosenergoatom said that its fleet had set new generation records in 201
    • Mon, Jan 14 2019

    Speculation: Hitachi To Cancel Wylfa Newydd

    Media reports from Britain and Japan on Monday were speculating on the possibility that Hitachi was set to pull out of the $20.5 billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project with several key news outlets concluding that Hitachi’s withdrawal from the project was conclusive.
    • Mon, Jan 14 2019

    Entergy Completes Sale Of Vermont Yankee

    Entergy Corporation said Friday it had completed the sale of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, which will decommission the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station site.
    • Thu, Jan 10 2019

    NuScale, Ultra, Unveil Programmable Display System

    Modular light water reactor developer NuScale Power and the business group Ultra Electronics Energy (Ultra) on Thursday unveiled a new safety display and indication system using field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology that represents the first application of FPGA technology for real time display and monitoring in the U.S. commercial nuclear industry.
    • Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Westinghouse Changes Announced

    Westinghouse Electric Company, which emerged from bankruptcy in August, announce the first phase of organizational changes meant to focus the company on its customer base and "strengthen its global services and supply chain management capabilities."
    • Wed, Jan 9 2019

    Fourth AP1000 In China Hits Commercial Operations Status

    As of January 9, at 4 p.m. in China, a fourth Westinghouse designed AP1000 reactor has reached the critical milestone entering commercial operations status, the industry-acknowledged designation assigned to reactors that have proven themselves through a week of full steam operations.
    • Mon, Jan 7 2019

    Russian Regulator Approves Design Documents For Brest-OD-300

    Russian engineering regulator Glavgosexpertiza has approved of the design documentation for the lead-cooled Brest-OD-300 fast reactor that is slated for the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) complex near Tomsk in Russia.
    • Fri, Jan 4 2019

    Kaiga Unit 1 Sets NPP Continuous Run Record

    The Kaiga nuclear power plant’s Unit 1 has established a new world record for continuous operations for a nuclear power plant, drawing the new line in the sand at 962 straight days of operations, 21 days beyond the previous record, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India said.
    • Thu, Jan 3 2019

    Dominion Energy Completes Scana Takeover

    Dominion Energy said Wednesday it had completed the purchase of Scana Corporation, providing symbolic closure to the South Carolina utility’s failed aspirations to construct two AP1000 reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Jenkinsville, S.C.
    • Wed, Jan 2 2019

    Tianwan NPP Unit 4 Enters Commercial Operations

    Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said in December that Unit 4 at the Tianwan NPP in China had begun commercial operations as of 22 December at 3:17 a.m. local time.
    • Tue, Jan 1 2019

    Billionaire Wish List Includes U.S. Nuclear Renaissance

    No doubt about it: Bill Gates’ annual letter to friends, family, and the entire world says that the United States is falling behind other world powers in the field of nuclear energy and urges leaders to get back “into the game.”
    • Mon, Dec 31 2018

    Fire Event At Cooper NPP Quickly Controlled

    Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) exited the emergency classification level called a “notification of an unusual event” (NOUE) at its Cooper Nuclear Station. NPPD initially declared the NOUE at 9:04 a.m. Saturday after discovering a hazardous gas environment in the basement of the plant. While investigating the gas, safety and plant personnel detected a fire within a pipe chase.
    • Mon, Dec 31 2018

    Waterford NPP License Extended 20 Years

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it had renewed the operating license of the Waterford Steam Electric Station for an additional 20 years, allowing the pressurized water reactor run by Entergy Operations to continue operating through Dec. 18, 2044.
    • Sat, Dec 29 2018

    DOE Signs MOU In Preparation For Modular Reactor Development

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) along with the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), and Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) that outlines the department's intention to initiate a potentially 12-module plant that would be constructed at the Idaho National Laboratory under the UAMPS' Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP...
    • Sat, Dec 29 2018

    Final IAEA Report On Second Nigerian Reactor Is Done

    The International Atomic Energy Agency has handed the final report over to Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu related to the country's preparedness to purchase and operate a second research-oriented nuclear reactor, which is expected to be larger than the one already operating in the country.
    • Sat, Dec 29 2018

    IAEA Reviews Vietnam's Preparedness For Research Reactor

    The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has recommended several steps to Vietnam to develop stronger infrastructure to support development of a multipurpose research reactor the country hopes to have up and running in 2026.
    • Sat, Dec 29 2018

    River Bend NPP License Renewed Through 2045

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it had renewed the operating license of the River Bend Nuclear Generating Station for an additional 20 years, allowing the plant to operate through Aug. 29, 2045.
    • Fri, Dec 21 2018

    Terrestrial Energy Signs BWXT Canada To Design Work

    Integral Molten Salt Reactor developer Terrestrial Energy announced Thursday that it has signed on BWXT Canada Ltd. for a design services to support development of key components of the company's Generation IV IMSR power plant.
    • Fri, Dec 21 2018

    Framatome Working On Mobile Waste Storage Analysis

    French nuclear services company Framatome is developing a mobile solution to reliably analyze the content of final storage containers of low and medium radioactive waste.
    • Fri, Dec 21 2018

    MCC Closer To Atomic Battery Prototype

    Russia’s Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) said this week that it had completed the next stage of creating a beta-voltaic power source based on the isotope NI-63 that would effectively lead to a nuclear powered battery with an operational lifespan of 50 years.
    • Thu, Dec 20 2018

    Testing Phase Complete At Philippe Coste Conversion Plant

    French nuclear services and supply company Orana on Thursday announced the testing phase of its new uranium conversion plant at Triscastin in the Rhone Valley had been completed, meaning the plant was now commissioned as an industrial, manufacturing complex.
    • Wed, Dec 19 2018

    Wood Group To Provide Sellafield Site With Digital Technology

    British nuclear power services company Wood Group said Tuesday it had landed a $66 million, 10-year contract to provide digital controls technologies to the Sellafield nuclear power facility.
    • Wed, Dec 19 2018

    Wolf Creek Fined For Reaction To Whistleblower

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday said it had recommended a fine of $232,000 imposed on the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp., after a whistleblower at the Kansas nuclear power plant had been put on paid administrative leave, which the regulator considered an “adverse” response to safety concerns that he raised.
    • Tue, Dec 18 2018

    Framatome Completes Forsmark Unit 3 Upgrades

    Framatome has successfully completed commissioning for a project to modernize the safety Instrumentation & Control (I&C) system in unit 3 of the Forsmark* nuclear power plant operated by the Swedish utility Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB, a subsidiary of Vattenfall.
    • Tue, Dec 18 2018

    Cavendish Nuclear To Complete Dounreay Decommissioning

    British nuclear power services company Cavendish Nuclear, said it had won the contract to dismantling and demolition Scotland’s oldest nuclear reactor, the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor. The multi-million dollar contract was awarded following a competitive tendering exercise, the company noted.