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  • Blog Post: IAEA Approves Of LEU Reserve Agreement With Kazakhstan

    The U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency said its Board of Governors has approved an agreement with Kazakhstan for the establishment of a nuclear fuel Low Enriched Uranium Bank, which will maintain a reserve of LEU “as an assurance supply mechanism for Member States in case they cannot...
  • Blog Post: Tentative Labor Contract Reached At Honeywell's Uranium Processing Plant

    A prolonged lock-out of United Steelworkers Local 669 workers at the Honeywell International Inc. uranium conversion plant in Metropolis, Ill, may be coming to a close, according to the union, the company and federal mediators. Workers have been locked out since August 2, 2014, which is when a three...
  • Blog Post: Honeywell Backs President On New Greenhouse Gas Targets

    President Barack Obama continued to use his executive authority to mitigate global warming Thursday with an executive order for federal agencies that was quickly endorsed by Honeywell, General Electric, Northrop Grumman and several other major U.S. companies. After the president signed an executive...
  • Blog Post: Russian-Hungarian Paks Expansion Deal Hits A Snag

    Sharply conflicting reports from Europe indicate that the European Commission has backed the region's nuclear fuel regulator Euratom Supply Agency's objection to a non-competitive nuclear fuel contract signed by Hungary and Russia. At various stages of the news cycle, Hungary has denied that...
  • Blog Post: Joint Inspection Shows Westinghouse Fuel "Flawless" In Ukraine

    Westinghouse Electric Company said 42 of its fuel assemblies will be loaded into Unit 3 at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant after inspections showed that the company's fuel assemblies had performed well through at least three fuel cycles at the plant. The company said Thursday that its VVER...
  • Blog Post: Clip Captures Vogtle Unit 3 Ascending To 600 Feet

    In 30 seconds, Georgia Power's Vogtle Unit 3 rises from the red soil of Waynesboro, Ga., near Augusta. The clip, released in February, shows the dramatic rise of a cooling tower that is to be the home of the latest Westinghouse designed AP1000 reactor. Construction officially began in March...
  • Blog Post: Talks In London Press For Possible Nuclear Deal In India

    Indian and American officials met in London this week to pave the way for a potential nuclear power cooperation deal between the two countries, which could be announced when President Barack Obama visits India later this week. “ We continue to be hopeful of implementing the civil nuclear agreement...
  • Blog Post: Westinghouse And Bechtel Form Alliance For U.S. Decommissioning

    Westinghouse Electric Company and Bechtel said they were joining forces to create an alliance that would focus on decontamination, decommissioning and remediation services for U.S. nuclear power plants. The alliance, the companies said, is not planning a one-size fits all service. Each project would...
  • Blog Post: Kazakhstan's First Nuclear Plant May Be A Westinghouse AP1000

    Toshiba Corp. is reportedly in talks with the Kazakhstan's state-run nuclear power concern Kazatomprom for construction of a Westinghouse Electric Company AP-1000 advanced pressurized light water reactor, which would be the first deal of its kind for a Japanese company in the former Russian state...
  • Blog Post: Russia Reacts To Westinghouse Electric Deal With Ukraine's Energoatom

    U.S. nuclear power giant Westinghouse Electric Company said Tuesday it had signed a deal with Ukraine's National Nuclear Energy Generating Company or Energoatom that calls for a significant increase in fuel deliveries to the former Russian state through 2020. The announcement prompted a response...
  • Blog Post: Westinghouse Electric, EDF Sign Fuel Supply Deal

    Westinghouse Electric Company and nuclear plant operator Electricite de France (EDF) said Thursday they had signed a long-term contract for the U.S. firm to supply “several thousand tons” of reactor fuel to be used in French power facilities. Westinghouse, under the terms of the deal,...
  • Blog Post: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Begins Spent Fuel Campaign

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, (SRNS), operators of the Savannah River National Laboratory, have begun a multi-year program to process aluminum-clad spent fuel currently stored at its facilities near Jackson, S.C. The process includes a chemical step to separate the uranium from the spent nuclear...
  • Blog Post: Holtec Completes Nuclear Fuel Storage Basket that use Nanotechnology

    Holtec announced the successful completion of the first batch of Metamic-HT spent fuel storage baskets for their 89 storage cell BWR canister, MPC-89. The HI-STORM FW canister-based dry cask storage system (NRC Docket 72-1032) is licensed to store 37 PWR assemblies in the MPC-37 or 89 BWR assemblies...
  • Blog Post: Westinghouse, KNF Team To Manufacture Control Element Assemblies

    Companies to form joint venture company to manufacture control element assemblies (CEAs) for the Combustion Engineering (CE)-designed nuclear power plants - By April Murelio - Westinghouse Electric Company and Korea Nuclear Fuel Company (KNF) today announced they have inaugurated KW Nuclear Components...
  • Blog Post: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Awards Nuclear Fuel Supply Contracts

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced today the results of the nuclear fuel procurement competition launched in July 2011. The goal of the fuel competition is to create a strategy to cover supply for the first 15 years of operations. A portfolio of leading international nuclear...
  • Blog Post: Laura Livingston Apponted President of Westinghouse Subsidiary, WesDyne International

    WesDyne International is a global supplier of state-of-the-art, nondestructive inspection services for the power industry. The company's three main offices are located in Madison, Pennsylvania; Windsor, Connecticut; and Taby, Sweden. - By Stephen Heiser - Laura A. Livingston has been named...
  • Blog Post: DOE to Pay $48.7 Million for Used Nuclear Fuel Storage Costs to Energy Northwest

    A federal court ruled last Friday to award Energy Northwest more than $48.7 million in damages for the construction and licensing of a used fuel storage area at Columbia Generating Station. The ruling came nearly five years after the court determined the U.S. Department of Energy was in breach of contract...
  • Blog Post: Preparation Of The Fourth MOX Maritime Shipment To Japan

    A transport of MOX fuel from France to Japan is now under preparation - By Stephen Heiser - In agreement with the Governments of the three involved countries of Japan, France and the United Kingdom, in coherence with their transparency engagement and for obvious security reasons, the communication...
  • Blog Post: Westinghouse Starts AP1000 Nuclear Fuel Production

    - Edited By Tom Lamar - Westinghouse Electric Company has completed preparatory work on fuel for its AP1000™ nuclear power plants and manufactured the first four fuel assemblies at the company's Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in South Carolina. This fuel will be used at Sanmen...
  • Blog Post: Sites To Be Nominated Are Part Of UK's Nuclear Rebirth

    UK government is expected to call this week for formal nominations of sites - By April Murelio – According to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, new nuclear power stations in Britain would each create up to 1,000 long-term jobs, while generating £2 billion for their regions' economies...
  • Blog Post: USEC Applauds Supreme Court Decision

    LEU under enrichment services contracts are subject to U.S. trade law - By Linton Levy - USEC Inc. welcomes a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that imports of low enriched uranium (LEU) under enrichment services (or SWU) contracts are subject to U.S. trade law. “Today’s...
  • Blog Post: France And Jordan Establish Five Nuclear Cooperation Taskforces

    French companies, especially AREVA, as well as French universities and technical institutes will train Jordanian engineers - By Jack Bryar - The Joint Higher Jordanian-French Steering Committee has drawn up a nuclear strategy and is looking into mechanisms to foster cooperation between Jordan and...
  • Blog Post: Fukushima Daiichi Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool Video

    Video of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station – Unit 4 Spent Fuel Pool. On April 22 nd , TEPCO collected a 150ml water sample from the Unit 4 spent fuel pool for nuclide analysis of radioactive materials. The test results are attached to the story below.
  • Blog Post: Ukraine Will Join International Uranium Enrichment Project

    International Uranium Enrichment Center would have uranium at Angarsk in Russia - By Linton Levy - The Ukraine could soon join the international uranium enrichment project set up by Russia and Kazakhstan. Diplomatic notes forming a deal for Ukraine's involvement are expected. The International...
  • Blog Post: Australian Scientists Tout Nuclear as Best Clean Energy

    Report backs "clean" nuclear power as alternate energies are unproven, unviable By Linton Levy The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, which represents more than 700 experts, has issued a report calling for nuclear power as the best weapon to fight climate change...