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  • Blog Post: Ontario Power Generation Re-Asserts Case for Underground Repository

    Ontario Power Generation told a federal advisory panel that the deep geologic repository (DGR) for nuclear waste under the shores of Lake Huron is not a significant risk to the environment and will not violate the rights of native Canadians. In a summary report for the Joint Review Panel, –...
  • Blog Post: DOE Awards U. of Pittsburgh Nearly $1M to Develop Radiation-Resistant Sensors

    The Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Enabling Technology program has awarded researchers at the University of Pittsburgh a $987,000 grant to work with Corning Inc. and Westinghouse Electric to develop radiation-resistant fiber optic sensor networks to improve safety at nuclear power plants....
  • Blog Post: Turkey Plans on a 100 Percent Domestic Nuclear Plant

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday that the country would build its third nuclear power plant within five years and that it would be a 100 percent domestic project. At a press conference held after a three-hour meeting at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Davutoglu said...
  • Blog Post: Wind Turbines For One Day in Britain Out-Produce NPPs

    A windy day with several nuclear reactors off line in Britain resulted in an unlikely turning of the tables with more electricity in the country generated by wind turbines than nuclear power for a day. On Tuesday, the National Grid said that wind turbines cranked up 14.2 percent of the electricity...
  • Blog Post: Contractors Stonewall DOE Inspector General Over Whistle-Blower Firing

    Department of Energy Inspector General Gregory Friedman said two federal contractors in Washington state hired to build a radioactive waste processing facility have stonewalled his requests for documents related to the firing of a whistle-blower. URS Energy Construction employee Donna Busche was fired...
  • Blog Post: NRC Takes Browns Ferry Off Watch List; Schedules Conference for Arkansas Nuclear One

    U.S. regulators on Monday took the Tennessee Valley Authority's Browns Ferry power station off a watch list after forty-one months and scheduled a conference to review flood protection safety at Arkansas Nuclear One. The Huntsville, Ala., plant with revenues of $1 billion per year – a tenth...
  • Blog Post: Heysham 1 and Hartlepool to Operate Cautiously for Two Years

    EDF Energy said two twin reactors in Britain, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool will operate at 75 percent to 80 percent of their previous capacity for as long as two years due to fears that excessive heat in the boilers could cause cracks to develop. The reactors have been shut down since August after cracks...
  • Blog Post: Top Volcano Expert Contradicts Japanese NRA on Safety Assessment

    The deadliest volcanic eruption in Japan since 1902, the Sept. 27 phreatic event at Mt. Ontake, has raised concerns that the country's two Sendai reactors may not be safe for restarts. On Friday, Toshitsugu Fujii, professor emeritus of volcanology at the University of Tokyo and the head of a government...
  • Blog Post: Court in Pakistan Halts K-II and K-III Construction

    The Sindh High Court in Pakistan ordered a halt to construction of two ACP -1000 nuclear power plants slated for Karachi, siding with petitioners who said the necessary environmental reviews had not been done properly. Specifically, the petitioners said the Environmental Impact Assessment filed with...
  • Blog Post: NRC OKs Yucca Mountain Repository Plan After Closure

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that the Department of Energy's design for a nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain met its safety standards for the time period beginning when it is permanently closed. The repository has been a political bone of contention for years and...
  • Blog Post: Vattenfall to Seek $6 Billion from Germany Over Nuclear Power Phase Out

    Swedish energy giant Vattenfall will seek $6 billion in damages from the German government on claims that Germany's nuclear power phase out violates its rights of ownership. The lawsuit has been filed in Germany's highest court. Vattenfall has also filed a claim with the International Center...
  • Blog Post: Lockheed Martin Seeks Partner to Push Fusion Breakthrough

    Lockheed Martin said Wednesday that it was ready to find partners for a fusion energy process so small that a reactor could fit on the back of a tractor trailer. The company has gone public with what it calls a huge breakthrough for creating a fusion power system 10 times smaller than previous designs...
  • Blog Post: Study Links Wind Power to Gas Generation Pollutants

    Wind power has a dirty, little secret, a study released by the Canadian Nuclear Association says. The highly touted renewable energy source is not as clean as it might look, given the point that gaps in production require use of a polluting fallback position, specifically gas-generated power, the...
  • Blog Post: Hinkley Point Deal Viewed As Financial Template

    Bond offerings required to fund EDF's Hinkley Point power plant project in Britain are emblematic of macro-economic trends, credit analysts are saying. The British government in 2012 committed 40 billion pounds ($63.6 billion) to infrastructure projects to give the sputtering economy a boost....
  • Blog Post: Europe At Post-Fukushima Crossroad

    Less than a week after the European Commission decided financing and pricing guarantees for the Hinkley Point power plant in Britain did not constitute an illegal subsidy, headlines show Europe remains embroiled in post-Fukushima debates over the risks and merits of nuclear power. Austria has been...
  • Blog Post: Algeria To Push for Nuclear Power By 2029

    Algeria has picked a target date for operation of its first nuclear power plant, drawing a line in the sand at 2029. Local radio in Algiers reported that Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi commented on Algeria's target date on Sunday during a press conference in Oran that was part of an International...
  • Blog Post: Canada Mandates KI Distribution for Power Plant Neighbors

    Nuclear power plants throughout Canada must supply neighbors within a five to 10-mile radius potassium iodide pills and “emergency preparedness information,” the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission said Friday. The CNSC also mandated nuclear plants stock supplies of radiation-blocking KI...
  • Blog Post: Turkey's First Nuclear Plant Set for Spring Construction Start

    Ground breaking for Turkey's first nuclear power plant, to be built in Akkuyu on the Mediterranean coast, will commence in March or April of 2015, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Friday. After several delays – the latest announced in February after the government called for a fresh...
  • Blog Post: South Africa May Have New Nuclear Power Plant by 2020

    South Africa could have a new nuclear power plant by the year 2020 if Cabinet approves a proposal expected to be put forward by the Ministry of Energy - By April Murelio - South Africa, plagued by chronic power shortages, plans to have the country's new nuclear power plant up and running by...
  • Blog Post: NRC's Jaczko: “Nuclear Materials: Current and Future Regulatory Challenges”

    “Nuclear Materials: Current and Future Regulatory Challenges” - Prepared Remarks for The Honorable Gregory B. Jaczko, Chairman U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Baltimore, Maryland - Source NRC - Thank you for the introduction. I am...
  • Blog Post: Labor Agreement Announced For South Texas Project Nuclear Power Expansion

    As many as 25 million hours of work for as many as 6,000 construction workers over five years - Edited by Linton Levy - Nuclear Innovation North America LLC (NINA), the nuclear development company jointly owned by NRG Energy, Inc. and Toshiba Corporation, has announced an agreement for the Building...
  • Blog Post: AREVA And Day & Zimmermann Team On U.S. Offerings

    AREVA and Day & Zimmermann Announce Joint Venture to Support U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Fleet - By Stephen Heiser - AREVA and Day & Zimmermann have formed a joint venture to offer comprehensive engineering, construction and maintenance services to the nuclear utilities sector in the United...
  • Blog Post: The Fight To Keep Yucca Mountain Open

    The Obama administration wants to withdraw its application to build Yucca Mountain. While the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering the proposal. Washington state and South Carolina are suing to prevent the government from killing the project - By Stephen Heiser - Two Washington state congressmen...
  • Blog Post: German Government Agrees To Extend Nuclear Power

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic supporters campaigned ahead of last month's general elections on a platform of canceling a planned phase-out - By April Murelio - The new government in Germany has decided to prolong the country's nuclear era, an official of the junior...
  • Blog Post: IAEA: Toward Sustainable Nuclear Innovations

    Dialogue Forum on Nuclear Energy Innovations Held at IAEA - Edited by April Murelio - Experts attending the INPRO Dialogue Forum on Nuclear Energy Innovations talk about the need for co-operation among countries to achieve sustainable nuclear technology options. Commitment, sustainability, and...