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  • Blog Post: Areva Announces NUHOMS Contract And Bavarian Plant Milestone

    Struggling French nuclear power giant Areva notched some positive news this week, including Tuesday's announcement that used fuel storage division Areva TN had signed a module supply contract with Exelon Nuclear. The contract calls for 30 NUHOMS horizontal storage modules (HSM)-H for used fuel...
  • Blog Post: NRC Grants DTE Energy License To Build And Operate Fermi 3

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday granted permission for DTE Energy in Michigan to add another nuclear reactor to the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station in the Frenchtown Charter Township in Michigan on the shores of Lake Erie. The facility, operated by DTE Energy Electric Company...
  • Blog Post: Vattenfall Announces Early Closure Of Ringhals 1 And 2

    Sweden's state-owned energy company Vattenfall said Tuesday that it would close two of its oldest nuclear reactors, Ringhals 1 and 2, seven years ahead of schedule due to economic reasons. Vattenfall said that with the closures would be the loss of 1,000 jobs. In a first quarter earnings statement...
  • Blog Post: Perry NPP Hits Restart With New Fuel

    The Perry nuclear power plant, 35 miles north of Cleveland, Ohio, has been restarted with the new fuel type that operators expect will mean mean fewer rod replacements in future refueling outages. By Monday morning, the plant was up to 96 percent power, local media reported. During the refueling shutdown...
  • Blog Post: Areva Signs Contract To Supply Ukraine's Energoatom With Enriched Fuel

    The head of Areva's Front End business group Olivier Wantz said a fuel contract signed Friday with Ukraine's state-run nuclear power company Energoatom was a sign of progress and confidence. “The contract demonstrates our capacity to win the confidence of new customers,” Wantz said...
  • Blog Post: GE Hitachi Delivers 500th Ultra Control Rod Blade

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said this week it had delivered its 500th Ultra Control Rod Blade, which was sent to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA as part of a multi-blade shipment. The company has taken close to six years to accomplish the milestone. It delivered the first Ultra...
  • Blog Post: Federal Judge Says San Onofre Shut Down Debate Is A State Concern

    A federal judge in San Diego on Friday referred the complaints over a cost-management plan involving the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant to state courts, but otherwise held to an earlier agreement that utility customer would pay $3.3 billion of the decommissioning costs of the plant. ...
  • Blog Post: In China, Concern Over High Carbon Steel In Vessel Components

    The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) said that the tests used to detect high-carbon flaws in the reactor vessel head and reactor vessel bottom of the Flamanville 3 nuclear reactor project in Normandy, France, were not performed on components shipped and installed at the two-reactor build in Taishan...
  • Blog Post: Russia, Vietnam Reaffirm Commitment To Ninh Thuan Unit 1

    Heads of state from Russia and Vietnam agreed to further cooperation on nuclear power plant projects in Vietnam, which has set its sights on having 13 reactors in commercial operation by 2030. After meetings in Hanoi this week, Prime Ministers Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam and Dmitry Medvedev of Russia...
  • Blog Post: Areva Discovers High-Carbon Anomaly In Flamanville 3 Components

    French nuclear power giant Areva has found a high-carbon anomaly in the steel used for portions of the reactor vessel head and reactor vessel bottom at the Flamanville 3 project in Normandy, France, the French regulator, the Authority of Nuclear Safety (ASN) said Tuesday. Areva is constructing the...
  • Blog Post: Report In Wales Says Two-Reactor Project Would Be An Economic Boon

    An economic report sponsored by the government of Wales in Britain presented some big numbers for the region to consider, and the economic minister Edwina Hart called the $20.87 billion build under consideration a “once in a generation [economic] opportunity” The report released Monday...
  • Blog Post: Talks Of Areva Sale Heat Up In France

    After four years of consecutive losses, including a $5.4 billion loss in 2014, talks of re-organizing or selling parts or all of French nuclear giant Areva are stirring back and forth headlines this week. In the latest turns, Arva Chief Executive Officer Phiippe Knoche told union representatives Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: NuScale Completes Full-Scale Upper Module Mock-Up For SMR

    [UPDATED] Portland, Oregon, based NuScale Power LLC said Tuesday that it had completed fabrication and assembly of a full-scale, upper module mockup of a small modular reactor, which is named the the NuScale Power ModuleTM or NPM. The mockup includes "top assembly of the NuScale Power Module...
  • Blog Post: NRC To Drop San Onofre Investigation

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is planning on dropping the investigation of Southern California Edison involving potential irregularities that may have contributed to problems that lead to the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power station. The plant closed in January 2012 due to the discovery...
  • Blog Post: GE Hitachi Opens Under-Vessel Simulation Center

    Officials at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in Castle Hayne, N.C., got out the scissors Monday to open up the new GE under-vessel simulation training center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $520,000 training center includes a full-scale, realistic mock up of under-vessel conditions experienced in maintenance...
  • Blog Post: Bulgaria Is Offering Westinghouse New Terms For Kozlodui 7

    Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said Thursday that the state's new central-right government had extended an offer to Toshiba Corporation's Westinghouse Electric Company to purchase 49 percent of the seventh reactor for the Kozlodui nuclear power plant. The deals already...
  • Blog Post: Jordan And Rosatom Expected To Sign $10 Billion Nuclear Deal

    Media in Jordan have reported that the country's government will soon sign a deal with Russia's state-owned nuclear power giant Rosatom that stresses the commitment to build two nuclear reactors at a cost of $10 billion. Jordan's Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Khaled Toukan revealed...
  • Blog Post: NRC Says OK For Westinghouse To Test Small Modular Reactor

    Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that federal regulators have granted permission for the company to test its small modular reactor design, or SMR. Westinghouse called this a “significant step towards design certification,” which will reduce the time needed to license the company's...
  • Blog Post: C02 Emissions Stalled In 2014, Says International Energy Agency

    Global emissions of harmful carbon dioxide from the energy sector held to the previous year's level without an economic incentive for the first time in 40 years the International Energy Agency has said. In news that underscores one of the most critical selling points for the nuclear power industry...
  • Blog Post: South Korea Blames North Korea For Nuclear Data Cyber-Attacks

    South Korea said Tuesday that North Korea was behind the cyber-attacks and hacking attempts that included online postings of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company Ltd. data and demands to shut down nuclear reactors. The attacks began in December. They included sending malicious codes to Hydro and...
  • Blog Post: Five Of Japan's Reactors To Be Decommissioned

    The number of possible nuclear reactor restarts in Japan is to drop by five, as four utility companies are opting out of bringing five reactors into compliance with new safety standards, say media reports from Japan. Asahi Shimbun reported that the five aging reactors that will be decommissioned are...
  • Blog Post: NRC, Despite Challenge, Grants Callaway Unit 1 An Extension

    The Nuclear Regulator Commission said Monday that Ameren's Callaway Plant Unit 1 in Fulton, Missouri, had been granted a 20-year license extension, which bumps its potential commercial life through October 2044. The pressurized water reactor became the 76 th to receive a renewed license from the...
  • Blog Post: Vermont Challenges Entergy Corp. On Trust Fund Exemption

    The state of Vermont is attempting to dictate how Entergy Corp., the owner of the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power station, spends its decommissioning trust fund. At stake is the timing of tearing down the plant, which would be delayed if Entergy spent decommissioning trust fund money on other...
  • Blog Post: NRC Puts 94 Percent of U.S. Plants In Top Two Assessment Tiers

    Seventy-five percent of the nation's 100 commercial nuclear power reactors fully met all regulatory safety and security performance objectives in 2014, while 94 percent were in the top two highest performance categories, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday. With annual assessment letters...
  • Blog Post: NRC To Start APR-1400 Certification Review

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday that it would begin a full certification review of the APR-1400 Advanced Power Reactor on behalf of the Korea Electric Power Corp. and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power, which submitted an application for review in December 2014. The first step in the review...