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  • Blog Post: EDF Chief Levy Re-Sets Clock On Flammanville Completion

    Jean-Bernard Levy, the chief executive officer of Electricite de France (EDF) said Thursday that the expected completion date for the Flamannville reactor construction project had been pushed back from 2017 to the end of 2018. Costs for the third 1650 MW European Pressurized Reactor at the facility have...
  • Blog Post: NRC Says 96 Of 99 Reactors In Top Two Safety Assessment Categories

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that 96 of the nation's 99 nuclear power plants are operating within the two highest performance categories after safety reviews performed during the agency's mid-cycle assessment period that ended on 30 June. Out of the 96 plants in the top two categories...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Delivers 60-Ton Vessel Head To Doel NPP In Belgium

    French-based nuclear power giant AREVA said it had delivered a new vessel head, weighing more than 60 tons, to the Doel nuclear power plant Belgium. The steel vessel head will be installed in the plant's Unit 4 as part of the reactor's outage maintenance operations. AREVA said several areas...
  • Blog Post: Study Says Nuclear Industry Collapse Would Devastate CO2 Reduction Goals

    Early closure of nuclear power plants, which were shunned by the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, would dramatically undermine the plan's central goal of reducing the country's carbon footprint, a report from think-tank Third Way concludes. The study, done with help from Massachusetts...
  • Blog Post: Nuclear Remains Cheapest At Low Discount Rates, Says IEA-NEA Annual Review

    Nuclear power remains the cheapest form of electricity generation when the discount rates are low, the combined OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and International Energy Agency's annual cost comparison report for 2015 said. The report, Projected Costs of Generating Electricity: 2015 Edition , calculates...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Says Kenya Is On Track For Nuclear Power

    The International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations' nuclear power watchdog, said that Kenya had made the appropriate “consideration” regarding its infrastructure needs to move forward with development of a nuclear power program. Kenya had requested the IAEA do an infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Official Connected To Rosatom Pleads Guilty In Corrupt Practices Case

    Vadim Mikerin, 56, a former director of the Pan American Department of JSC Techsnabexport, a subsidiary of Rosatom's State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his role arranging over $2 million in corrupt payoffs meant...
  • Blog Post: After Sendai No. 1 Restart, Reuters Counts Hurdles For Japan's Remaining 42

    Kyushu Electric Power Company said Monday that the No. 1 reactor at the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant in Japan was expected to go commercial as of Tuesday, September 1. The reactor is the first to return to service after a country-wide moratorium shut down all 48 of Japan's reactors, which represented...
  • Blog Post: Progress Made On Water And Working Conditions, Says Tepco

    While the Tokyo Electric Power Company continues the massive task of decommissioning the Fukushim Daiichi nuclear power plant, the company says that working conditions at the plant had improved significantly. Members of the company's Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee took note of recent progress...
  • Blog Post: Georgia Power Says Vogtle Costs Declined In First Half Of Year

    Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power said Friday that Plant Vogtle construction expenses in the first half of 2015 had gone down compared to the last half of 2014. The company said it had spent $148 million from January through June this year, compared with $169 million from July through December...
  • Blog Post: NRC Announces Settlement With Dominion Resources Inc.

    The Nuclear Regulator Commission said it had reached a settlement with Dominion Resources Inc., owners and operators of the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Conn., that implements “a broad range of corrective actions at its Millstone Unit 2,” in response to improper changes at the plant...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Launches BEATRICE Testing System; Hits Milestone At Olkiluoto 3

    French nuclear power giant AREVA has launched at its Creusot site in France a new testing system that reproduces on a smaller scale all the components of the reactor coolant system of an EPR-type nuclear reactor. Known as BEATRICE ( Boucle pour l'Etude et l'Analyse du TRansport de produIts...
  • Blog Post: Fishermen Approve Tepco Plan To Dump Treated Water In Pacific Ocean

    Two fisheries associations in Japan this week gave permission for the Tokyo Electric Power Company to dump treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster site into the ocean with the stipulations that contamination levels be within legal limits and that the utility company and...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Says Monitoring Iran's Nuclear Activity Will Cost $10.6M Per Year

    The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nation's nuclear watchdog, told the agency's governing board Tuesday that it would need more than $10 million per year to monitor nuclear activity in Iran. The IAEA is charged with monitoring the international accord...
  • Blog Post: GEH Has Orders In Japan For Submersible Steam-Powered Pumps

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy said it has orders from Japan for submersible, steam-powered pumps that operate during a power station power blackout. The Turbine Water Lubricated pumps are made by SPX manufacturing unit ClydeUnion Pumps, PowerEngineering reported The pumps are steam powered and are...
  • Blog Post: Research: Nuclear Construction Set For 5.22 Percent Global Growth Through 2019

    The global nuclear reactor construction market is expected to rise by 5.22 percent during the 2014-2019 period, announced analytic firm Research and Markets on Tuesday. The global value of the market rose by nearly $1.5 billion in from 2013 to 2014, climbing from $32.64 billion in 2013 to $34.13 billion...
  • Blog Post: Three Exelon Nuclear Plants Do Not Clear At PJM Auction

    The country's largest nuclear fleet operator Exelon said Monday that three of its nuclear plants, Oyster Creek, Quad Cities and Three Mile Island, did not clear in the PJM capacity auction for the 2018-19 planning year. The auction is held annually by grid operator PJM to ensure enough power generation...
  • Blog Post: Leaked Report Underscores High Costs Of MOX Facility

    [UPDATED]The MOX plutonium conversion program at the unfinished federal facility at Savannah River, S.C., would cost about twice as much to complete and put into operation as diluting and disposing of the material at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, says a leaked government report. The...
  • Blog Post: Sendai No. 1 Output Increase Delayed

    The Kyushu Electric Power Company said that it discovered problems with the cooling system at the Sendai No. 1 reactor that was restarted last week, creating more potential controversy for the first nuclear reactor to power up following a prolonged nationwide nuclear power moratorium. Until last week...
  • Blog Post: Site Preparation At Hinkley Point C Halted At Spending Cap

    The Office of Nuclear Regulation in Britain said work at the Hinkley Point C construction site was on hold. “ONR is monitoring the impact of the budget constraint upon Nuclear New Build GenCo Ltd's competency and capability. Furthermore, ONR inspectors continue to engage with the program...
  • Blog Post: Southern California Edison Says CPUC Ruling Is Flawed

    Southern California Edison (SCE) on Thursday responded to a early August ruling by a California Public Utilities Commission administrative law judge regarding SCE’s communication with commission officials concerning closing costs for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. SCE claimed it did...
  • Blog Post: Tepco Restructures, Subdividing Non-Nuclear Concerns

    Tokyo Electric Power Company in Japan said it was restructuring the company, creating three businesses that continue with its 2014 separation of its nuclear businesses from its non-nuclear concerns. As from 1 April 2016, Tepco said, the company will spin off its fuel and thermal power generation business...
  • Blog Post: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's New Bot Works In Dangerous Water

    What swims, takes underwater pictures and doesn't mind a splash in highly radioactive water at a nuclear power plant? That would be GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's new underwater, camera-outfitted bot, which is able to inspect containment vessels without human inspectors maneuvering cameras with...
  • Blog Post: Georgia Public Service Commission Approves New Vogtle Construction Costs

    The Georgia Public Service Commission had verified and approved of $169 million in capital and construction costs that were submitted for review as part of the 12 th Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report that covered the second half of 2014, said Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power. The Georgia...
  • Blog Post: Capacity Factor At Six-Year High In June

    The U.S. nuclear power industry's 99 operating power generation facilities operated with a capacity factor of 96.4 percent in June, according to a Nuclear Energy Institute report. The capacity factor was one percentage point higher than June 2014 and topped the 2013 June figure of 93.1 percent...