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  • Blog Post: Energid Technologies Software Deployed In China's Nuclear Fusion Lab

    What do you use to inspect a tokamak, while it is still online? And what is a tokamak in the first place? A tokamak is a plasma confinement device that holds great promise for generating thermonuclear fusion, explained Energid Technologies in a statement released Thursday. Due to extreme temperatures...
  • Blog Post: Tepco Says It Has Control Of Groundwater In Critical Trenches At Stricken Plant

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operators of the stricken Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, said Thursday it had completed a critical clean-up step by removing the last of the retained water from the underground trenches on the seaside of Units 2 and 3. Underground...
  • Blog Post: Areva Agrees To Sell Nuclear Assets To EDF

    French nuclear build and engineering giant Areva on Thursday agreed to sell its nuclear division to utility company Electricite de France (EDF) for about $3 billion or about $1 billion shy of its asking price. EDF said Areva had signed a memorandum of understanding – a purchase offer –...
  • Blog Post: Seabrook Station In New Hampshire Passes Environmental Review For License Extension

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that the Seabrook Station nuclear power plant 13 miles south of Portsmouth, N.H., had been given a passing grade on its environment impact review needed to allow for a 20-year extension of its operating license. “ The supplemental environmental...
  • Blog Post: Tepco Begins Removing No. 1 Reactor Building Covers

    Workers at the crippled Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan on Tuesday began removing one of six 136-foot covers placed on top of No. 1 reactor building to contain radioactive dust and debris. The No. 1 reactor building has been covered since October 2011, seven months...
  • Blog Post: NRC Tags Two Technicians With Willfully Shortchanging Weld Tests

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that tests done on high level waste casks welds in late 2013 were done improperly at the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis, Minn. The federal watchdog said that two former contracted employees willfully falsified reports...
  • Blog Post: Japan's Sendai NPP Could Return To Commercial Operations Aug 10

    With 15 members of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority's staff on hand to monitor an emergency test scenario, a beefed up Kyushu Electric staff of 52 night workers began a simulation drill Monday that tested their ability to keep the reactor cool and maintain safe air pressure inside the containment...
  • Blog Post: Enec Installs New Simulator, Shipped From Korea

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said it had installed a second fully operational APR-1400 training simulator at its learning center in Barakah, Abu Dhabi, which is up and running and ready for use by 116 enlisted reactor (RO) and senior reactor operators (SRO), 98 percent of whom are United...
  • Blog Post: Byron Station NPP Passes NRC Environmental Review

    T he Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that there were no environment issues that precluded a 20-year renewal of an operating license for the Byron Station Nuclear Power Plant in Illinois. Ten days ago, the NRC said there were no technical issues related to safety to impede a 20-year...
  • Blog Post: Luminant Generation Awards 5-Year Service Deal To Fluor Corporation

    Luminant Generation Company has awarded Irving, Texas-based Fluor Corporation a five year contract for engineering, maintenance, and modification serves for its two-unit Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, which is in Somervell County, Texas, 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth. In a statement, Fluor...
  • Blog Post: UniStar Retracts Application For Third Reactor At Calvert Cliffs NPP

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that UniStar has retracted its application for a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Md. The NRC said Tuesday that it had approved of the retraction as of last Friday, SoMDNews reported. With the withdrawn application, UniStar...
  • Blog Post: CNA Applauds Canadian Energy Strategy

    The Canadian Nuclear Association has given a nod of approval to the Canadian Energy Strategy, which was released by the country's provincial leaders Friday. “The Canadian Nuclear Association congratulates Canada's premiers for their release of the Canadian Energy Strategy,” the...
  • Blog Post: NRC Drops Columbia NPP Infraction From White To Green

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has notched back emergency preparedness concerns at the Columbia Generating Station in Richland, Wa., that arose during a plant inspection in May, dropping the status of the problems cited from white to green, the lowest status in the watchdog agency's scale. ...
  • Blog Post: GE Proposes "Remedies" In Push For Alstom Acquisition

    Industrial giant General Electric has offered “remedies” to European regulators to mitigate concerns regarding its $17 billion acquisition of French conglomerate Alstom. Few details have been made public. The European Commission is expected to push back its deadline on responding to the...
  • Blog Post: India's Uranium Reserve Could Build To 10-Year Supply

    India intends to build up a strategic uranium reserve that could keep the country supplied with up to 10 years of fuel for nuclear power plants, a senior government official said. Currently, Indian Cabinet is scheduled to review a proposal to establish a uranium reserve of 5,000 metric tons, but the...
  • Blog Post: EDF Energy Pressed For More Post-Fukushima Enhancements

    With EDF Energy publishing its Japanese Earthquake Response Programme ONR Recommendation Closeout Report in mid-June, concerning nuclear plant safety enhancements in Britain, it turns out the Office of Nuclear Regulation wants more from the company. The Closeout Report documents three years of work...
  • Blog Post: Texas-Based AZZ Inc. Awarded China Nuclear Power Engineering Company Contract

    Proving that U.S. firms can get into the action in China, Fort Worth, Texas-based galvanizing giant AZZ Inc. said Friday it had been awarded a contract from China Nuclear Power Engineering Company to provide two circuits of 550kV 2000A Gas Insulated Line (GIL) for the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant located...
  • Blog Post: DTE Energy Awards Fermi 2 Service Contract To GE Power & Water

    Michigan-based DTE Energy has awarded outage services work to GE Power & Water through GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Power Generation Services (PGS) for the utility’s Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant, the company said Thursday. GEH will provide a host of outage and inspection services...
  • Blog Post: Areva Announces Contract Awards In Britain And United States

    French engineering and nuclear power contractor Areva said Wednesday it had signed two significant contracts, including one to perform outage and maintenance services for five U.S. nuclear power plants and one involving decommissioning at 12 sites in Britain. Beginning in 2016, AREVA will provide...
  • Blog Post: IAEA's Initial Feedback On Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP Is Positive

    An inspection team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has told the Tokyo Electric Power Company to update its emergency manual at its idled Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant to reflect changes that have come about as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi accident of 2011. Otherwise, its initial...
  • Blog Post: NRC Completes SER Process for Braidwood And Byron NPPs

    There are no technical issues that stand in the way of 20-year license renewals for two Exelon Generation Company nuclear power plants in Illinois, the Byron and Braidwood plants that house two reactors each, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Exelon submitted applications in May 2013 to have...
  • Blog Post: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing And Technologies Awarded $9 Billion Contract

    Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies LLC, a division of Honeywell International, has been awarded a 10-year, $9 billion contract, to manage and operate the National Nuclear Security Administration’s campus in Kansas City, Mo., which handles non-nuclear components for nuclear weapons...
  • Blog Post: India Extends Uranium Deal With Kazakhstan Through 2019

    India will extend its nuclear fuel cooperation with Kazakhstan with a deal struck during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit last week for 5,000 metric tons of nuclear fuel to be delivered 2015 through 2019. Currently, India has seven nuclear power plants (representing 21 reactors) with six...
  • Blog Post: EnergySolutions Completes Segmentation Of Zion NPP Unit 2 Reactor Vessel

    EnergySolutions announced the successful completion of the first large commercial reactor vessel segmentation in the United States with the ZionSolutions decommissioning of the Unit 2 Reactor Vessel at the Zion Nuclear Power Plant. Unit 2 began commercial operation in September 1974, about a year...
  • Blog Post: Rosatom Counts 30 Nuclear Reactor Deals Under Discussion

    Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said Friday in its annual corporate report that it was in discussions to build 30 nuclear reactors in other countries. The state-owned corporation said the discussions for the 30 units were above and beyond what was already under legal contract. “Besides the...