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  • Blog Post: EDF Says Unidentified Drones Have Been Buzzing Nuclear Plants

    European media was abuzz Thursday with news that French power giant EDF had reported unidentified drones had flown over seven nuclear power plants in the month of October. An air force spokesman said the drones were small sized and available commercially and were not considered a threat. But suspicion...
  • Blog Post: Adam Smith Institute Study Tears Into Wind Power

    A study released by the Adam Smith Institute in Britain called wind power an inadequate, inefficient and unreliable power source that should be ranked behind nuclear and gas as a low-impact energy alternative. The Adam Smith Institute released the study that said wind farms generate less than 20 percent...
  • 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: South Texas Project Unit 2 Back At Full Power Following Safe, Successful Refuel

    Through outstanding teamwork and the implementation of an extensive lessons learned process from a similar outage in Unit 1 last fall, our team shaved two weeks off our outage duration – from 49 to 35 days - By Stephen Heiser - Applying more than 550 lessons learned from a similar outage...
  • Blog Post: Fourth Taiwanese Nuclear Power Plant May Start Up On October 10, 2011

    Taipower confirmed media reports that Premier Wu Den-yih hopes the company can move the schedule ahead two months -- from the end of next year to Oct. 10, the centennial of the Wuchang Uprising that led to the downfall of China's Qing Dynasty government and the birth of the Republic of China ...
  • Blog Post: PSEG Application For ESP In New Jersey Now Available On NRC Web Site

    PSEG Power, LLC, and PSEG Nuclear, LLC (PSEG) submitted an application for an early site permit (ESP) for PSEG Site on May 25, 2010 - Source NRC - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made available to the public an Early Site Permit (ESP) application for the PSEG site near Salem, N.J. The...
  • Blog Post: Statement By NRC Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko On Commission Schedule

    The Commission will be demonstrating it is both a firm and a decisive regulator and a source of openness and transparency - Edited by Mark McFadden - The Commission will have an ambitious schedule of activities for the remainder of the year that, I believe, will well serve the public by tackling...
  • Blog Post: Bechtel Reports 2009 Business Results

    Company Reports Solid Performance of Diverse Portfolio; nuclear work includes steam generators and waste handling - Edited by Stephen Heiser - Bechtel Corporation announced 2009 revenue of $30.8 billion; new work booked of $20.3 billion; and backlog revenue of $82.1 billion. Revenue and new work...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Assumes Office

    Before assuming his duties as Director General, Mr. Amano served as Japan´s Resident Representative to the agency until his selection as Director General in July 2009 - By Stephen Heiser - Yukiya Amano has become the International Atomic Energy Agency´s Director General. Mr. Amano...
  • 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: India Introduces Legilsation To limit Nuclear Liability

    Bill is seen as critical for U.S. companies like Westinghouse to do business in India. This legislation was a chief component of the U.S.-India nuclear cooperation accord which was signed last March. Without it, serious questions are raised as to whether any nuclear company would bear the risk of doing...
  • Blog Post: Safeguard Security Holdings Enters The Nuclear Power Market

    “This newly formed division gives our company the ability to over double our current revenue stream within our fiscal year ending in June 2011. With this expansion, we are providing full consulting, analytic, technical programs and staffing solutions to the nuclear market as a fully integrated...
  • Blog Post: Bruce Power's Unit 3 Back In Service

    Bruce Units 4, 5, 7 and 8 remain at high power while Unit 6 is offline for an outage that began May 14 - By Stephen Heiser - Unit 3 at the Bruce A generating station returned to service this evening following an outage that began on May 17, to perform a maintenance inspection of the unit’s...
  • Blog Post: Recycling: AREVA To Upgrade UK MOX Plant

    This contract recognizes AREVA’s leading role in MOX fuel technology. We are happy to bring our expertise in recycling to the Sellafield team. We appreciate our partnership with Sellafield and the opportunity to make improvements to the MOX plant - By Linton Levy - AREVA has signed a contract...
  • Blog Post: Flanders Corp. Secures Two Additional Purchase Agreements for $7.5 Million From Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC

    The projects are to begin the fourth quarter of 2009 - By Stephen Heiser - Flanders Corporation won two more purchase agreements from Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC related to the mixed oxide (MOX) fuel project at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, South Carolina: -- 12 Glove boxes and...
  • Blog Post: NEI Teams With NHL's Washington Capitals to Promote Nuclear Energy's Clean-Air Value

    Effort will promote the clean-air benefits of nuclear energy to sports fans via multiple media, including signage at the Capitals' home arena, the Verizon Center, in print and radio ads - By April Murelio - To increase awareness of nuclear energy's role in clean-air electricity generation...
  • Blog Post: NNSA Meets With Japanese Officials To Increase Cooperation On Nuclear Safeguards And Nonproliferation

    “This agreement between NNSA and MEXT will help the United States and Japan expand on more than three decades of cooperation in nuclear nonproliferation areas critical for the security of both our countries,” - By April Murelio - Representatives from the National Nuclear Security Administration...
  • Blog Post: FPL Shareholders Votes To Change Name To NextEra Energy

    “NextEra Energy, Inc., is a strong and fitting name for this innovative, competitive, forward-thinking energy company” The company announced the proposed name change on March 19, 2010 - By Linton Levy - The shareholders of FPL Group, Inc. have voted to change the name of the company...
  • Blog Post: NRC Issues Final Safety Evaluation Report For Susquehanna Plant License Renewal

    No open items that would preclude license renewal for an additional 20 years of operation - By Stephen Heiser - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final safety evaluation report (SER) for the proposed renewal of the operating licenses for the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, Units...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Inaugurates La Hague Site Nuclear Recycling Plant’s Cold Crucible

    Cold crucible technology makes it possible to reach temperatures above 1,200°C, thereby enabling vitrification of a wider variety of radioactive waste and a higher production rate. In addition, wall cooling increases equipment lifetime. - By Stephen Heiser - Speaking from the AREVA La Hague...
  • Blog Post: NNSA Announces Removal Of All HEU From Chile Ahead Of Nuclear Security Summit

    The announcement comes just days ahead of the President’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, during which leaders from more than 45 countries will gather to discuss the international effort to secure vulnerable nuclear materials around the world - By Stephen Heiser - The National...
  • Blog Post: First Canadian Named To Head Up AREVA Canada

    Roger Alexander named as President of AREVA Canada - By Abby Gessner - AREVA, a world leader in CO2-free power generation, has announced the appointment of Inc. Alexander succeeds Armand Laferrère who has served as CEO since 2006. Prior to his appointment, Alexander served as Vice President...
  • Blog Post: NAM Says Nuclear Plant Federal Loan Guarantee Will Create JobsAnd U.S. Manufacturing And Economy

    Manufacturers support a robust nuclear power industry because it is a reliable low-cost, clean energy that supports a sustainable growth agenda and helps manufacturers compete globally - Edited by Linton Levy - Following the announcement by President Obama and the U.S. Department of Energy to issue...
  • Blog Post: Tantaline Joins Forces With Alloy Engineering

    Alliance provides nuclear industrial markets with higher performing, lower priced corrosion resistant thermowells - By Stephen Heiser - Tantaline, a leading producer of tantalum surface alloys for valves, fittings, instrumentation, and custom products in hot acid environments, has announced a new...
  • Blog Post: Khan Announces Take Over Bid From CNNC at C$0.96 Per Common Share

    The CNNC Offer will be in the form of a take-over bid. The definitive agreement provides for customary Board support and non-solicitation covenants subject to customary "fiduciary out" provisions entitling Khan to consider and accept an unsolicited superior offer - By Mark McFadden - ...