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  • 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: B&W Subsidiary Acquires Nuclear Fuel Services Inc.

    B&W's position as a leading provider of nuclear manufacturing and services enhanced By Jack Bryar McDermott International, Inc. has announced that an affiliate of its subsidiary, The Babcock & Wilcox Company ("B&W"), has completed the previously announced acquisition of...
  • Blog Post: AREVA MOX Nuclear Fuel Shipment To Arrive In Japan As Early As Today

    A vessel carrying a major shipment of recycled nuclear fuel is expected to arrive in Japan as soon as Monday after its 70-day trip from France, local media reported. - By Linton Levy - The convoy, which left Cherbourg in March to deliver the MOX fuel - a blend of plutonium and reprocessed uranium...
  • Blog Post: Megatons to Megawatts – USEC Recycles 400 Tons of Weapon Grade Uranium into Nuclear Fuel

    "For more than 15 years, USEC and TENEX have cooperated in fueling America's nuclear reactors while reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation for the entire world," said John K. Welch, USEC president and chief executive officer. "Our bilateral efforts have made the world safer,...
  • Blog Post: Hokkaido Electric To Test New Tomari Nuclear Reactor

    Industry is moving towards a closed-loop domestic nuclear fuel cycle - By Linton Levy - According to Reuters, Hokkaido Electric Power Co has begun testing a new nuclear generator. This is a major step in bringing the unit online and to cutting fuel purchases for the utility. Trial operations at...
  • Blog Post: Serbian Nuclear Fuel Secured in Russia

    - By Greg Webb, IAEA More than 8 000 highly radioactive nuclear fuel elements arrived safely on 22 December at a secure Russian facility as part of an IAEA-coordinated effort to transfer the material from a Serbian nuclear research reactor. The fuel repatriation mission used trucks, trains and...
  • Blog Post: DOE to Pay $100 Million for Used Nuclear Fuel Storage Costs to Xcel Energy

    Xcel Energy announced today it has reached a settlement with the federal government regarding costs incurred by Northern States Power Co. and its customers because of the Department of Energy’s failure to begin removing used fuel from the company’s nuclear plant sites by a 1998 deadline....
  • Blog Post: Steve Penrod Named Vice President of United States Enrichment Corporation

    USEC’s subsidiary, the United States Enrichment Corporation, operates a gaseous diffusion plant in Paducah, Kentucky and does contract work for the U.S. Department of Energy in Piketon, Ohio - By Chris Smith - USEC Inc. has announced that Steve Penrod has been elected vice president of the...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Wants Research Reactors to use Low Enriched Uranium

    By Giovanni Verlini and Misha Kidambi There are approximately 250 operating civilian research and test reactors worldwide, of which around 75 use highly enriched uranium (HEU) as their fuel. But the use of HEU has the potential of nuclear proliferation as it could also be used for producing material...
  • Blog Post: Diablo Canyon Will Start Loading Dry Casks In Four Months

    PG&E will transfer spent fuel to above-ground canisters - By Stephen Heiser - Operators at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant will begin loading the first dry cask with spent reactor fuel in June. Dry cask storage is a safe, alternative method for storing used, solid nuclear fuel material and...
  • Blog Post: Canada, UK Visit India For Nuclear Power Deals

    Two visiting teams being led by high-profile ministers - By April Murelio - Following on the heels of the U.S., it is the Canadians and British who are now eyeing nuclear power deals in India. Officials from the nuclear power industry of the United Kingdom and Canada in India today to talks on...
  • Blog Post: AREVA To Sign MoU With India For Twin EPRs

    1650 MW each EPRs will probably be set up at Jaitapur in Maharashtra - By April Murelio - With the doors of international civil nuclear trade reopened India, tha nation, is set to sign the first commercial agreement with French power major Areva this week. Initially, Areva is expected to supply...