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  • Blog Post: Joint Inspection Shows Westinghouse Fuel "Flawless" In Ukraine

    Westinghouse Electric Company said 42 of its fuel assemblies will be loaded into Unit 3 at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant after inspections showed that the company's fuel assemblies had performed well through at least three fuel cycles at the plant. The company said Thursday that its VVER...
  • Blog Post: Clip Captures Vogtle Unit 3 Ascending To 600 Feet

    In 30 seconds, Georgia Power's Vogtle Unit 3 rises from the red soil of Waynesboro, Ga., near Augusta. The clip, released in February, shows the dramatic rise of a cooling tower that is to be the home of the latest Westinghouse designed AP1000 reactor. Construction officially began in March...
  • Blog Post: NRC Staff Views Fermi 3 Proposal Favorably

    DTE Energy Electric Co., owner/operator of the Fermi 2 General Electric Type 4 boiling water reactor in the Frenchtown Charter Township of Michigan, could have a shot at constructing a third reactor at the site, media reports indicate. Early Monday morning, it was reported that Nuclear Regulatory...
  • Blog Post: Westinghouse Electric CEO Roderick Expects Ongoing Work In China

    If you are thinking of applying for a job at Westinghouse Electric or one of its supplier companies, it might be wise to brush up on your Mandarin. This advise is a logic step given statements made by Chief Executive Officer Danny Roderick, who said this week that Westinghouse Electric expects to...
  • Blog Post: Transatomic Power Looks To Answer Raft Of Nuclear Power's Ills

    If nuclear power is the answer to the most basic of human problems, the need for cheap energy, then Transatomic Power is billing its exploration of molten salt-cooled power plants as the answer to the most basic problems faced by the industry, which are the risks of a meltdown, the accumulation of nuclear...
  • Blog Post: Westinghouse And Bechtel Form Alliance For U.S. Decommissioning

    Westinghouse Electric Company and Bechtel said they were joining forces to create an alliance that would focus on decontamination, decommissioning and remediation services for U.S. nuclear power plants. The alliance, the companies said, is not planning a one-size fits all service. Each project would...
  • Blog Post: Areva Lands $88.9M Contract To Serve Brazil's Angra 3

    French nuclear multinational Areva said it has signed a contract with utility Electrobras Electronuclear (ETN) valued at $88.9 million for mechanical and electrical equipment designed for the unfinished Angra 3 reactor in Brazil. The deal includes diesel engines, a variety of appliances and controls...
  • Blog Post: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Begins Spent Fuel Campaign

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, (SRNS), operators of the Savannah River National Laboratory, have begun a multi-year program to process aluminum-clad spent fuel currently stored at its facilities near Jackson, S.C. The process includes a chemical step to separate the uranium from the spent nuclear...
  • Blog Post: Water Leak Prompts Shut Down of PPL Susquehanna's Unit 1

    A water leak in the containment structure at Unit 1 at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Berwick, Pa., was described as small, but still triggered steps to disconnect the unit from the regional grid on Saturday, the plant's operators said. Operators said in a release that the the water...
  • Blog Post: Time Lapse Video of Filling the Reactor Vessel during Testing at Watts Bar 2

    A time lapse video showing 185,000 gallons of water in about 23 minutes filling the Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor vessel. The water filled a space 60 ft. long and 22 ft. wide, and was part of key tests to show that safety systems will work as designed when the unit comes online towards the end of 2015.
  • Blog Post: Indonesia Wants A Nuclear Power Plant In The Near Future

    The government has allocated the fund in 2009. That is a clear indication that the government is ready to move to seize the opportunity - Edited by April Murelio - According to a Xinhua report, Indonesia is committed to have a nuclear power plant soon as new source of energy, officials said this...
  • Blog Post: Rolls-Royce And Larsen & Toubro Team On Global Nuclear Opportunities

    The agreement between Rolls-Royce and L&T follows the recent bilateral Civil Nuclear Cooperation Declaration by the Indian and UK Governments, which enables UK and Indian industries to engage in civil nuclear commerce - By Stephen Heiser - Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s leading...
  • Blog Post: AEHI Visits Mitsubishi Nuclear Reactor Facility As Option For Idaho Site

    The US-APWR is in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s design certification process which is scheduled for completion in 2012 - By Stephen Heiser - Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (AEHI) Last week executives visited Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, LTD. in Kobe, Japan to discuss the benefits of...
  • Blog Post: AECL Successfully Replaces All Calandria Tubes in Korean CANDU Reactor

    “This success marks the first time a CANDU 6 reactor has had all of the fuel channels removed and replaced,” says Hugh MacDiarmid, AECL’s President and CEO - Edited By Chris Reed – Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) has reached an important milestone with the first successful...
  • Blog Post: Sandia National Laboratories Experiments With Enriched Reactor Fuels

    Experiments will determine how well civil reactors will run on 7 percent enriched Uranium fuel - By Linton Levy - Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Sandia Pulsed Reactor Facility 7 percent Critical Experiments has successfully completed the first series of critical experiments to support benchmarks...
  • Blog Post: NGNP Industry Alliance Selects AREVA‚Äôs High-Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR)

    The Next Generation Nuclear Plant Industry Alliance Limited (NGNP Industry Alliance) announced today that it has selected the AREVA Generation IV reactor concept as the optimum design for next generation nuclear plants (decision paper attached below). The AREVA design is a high-temperature gas-cooled...
  • Blog Post: Under The Hood With Duncan Williams - VHTR - Prismatic Reactors

    VHTR- Prismatic Reactors - By Duncan Williams - The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) recently announced the successful testing of a new type of a coated nuclear fuel for its Advanced Gas Reactor Fuel Program. At the center of this new particle is a nuclear fuel kernel made by Babcock and Wilcox...
  • 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 Northrop Grumman Break Ground On AREVA Newport News Facility

    Groundbreaking marks concrete step in U.S. nuclear energy revival - By Stephen Heiser - AREVA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, a sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, marked a major step forward in the revival of the U.S. nuclear energy sector as the company’s AREVA Newport News, LLC...
  • Blog Post: Diablo Canyon Reactor Restarted

    Unit 2 at the Central Coast plant was restarted over weekend - Edited by Christopher Smith - According to a report by The Associated Press, Diablo Canyon plant has returned to service after it was shut down a week ago because of a transformer problem. Pacific Gas & Electric said Unit 2 at the...
  • Blog Post: Bruce: Unit 3 Returns To Service

    Units 5, 6, 7 and 8 remained at full power while Unit 3 remains offline for a service outage - By Stephen Heiser - Unit 3 at the Bruce A generating station returned to service earlier today following an outage that began Jan. 7 to allow workers to perform valve maintenance on one of the unit’s...
  • Blog Post: Under The Hood With Duncan Williams - Current Fusion Technology

    Current Fusion Technology - By Duncan Williams - Nuclear fusion has long been sought after as an alternative to nuclear fission as a means for generating electricity. This is because fusion technology provides several advantages over fission. For example, the fuels used in nuclear fusion cost less...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Gets NRC Approval For Safety-Related Digital I&C System

    TELEPERM XSTM is included in the design for new nuclear plants, like the EPR reactor - By Stephen Heiser - AREVA has announced that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted approval for the digital Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) system upgrade of a U.S. nuclear station...
  • Blog Post: E.ON UK, RWE npower Nuclear JV Fully Established

    Company to be called Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd/ Potential for more than £15bn investment, 11,000 jobs - By Linton Levy - RWE npower and E.ON UK have announced further details of their nuclear joint venture, which is to be called Horizon Nuclear Power. The company will begin operation from...
  • Blog Post: NRC Committee On Reactor Safeguards Will Meet Next Month

    NRC Advisory Committee On Reactor Safeguards To Meet May 6-8 In Rockville, Md. - Source NRC - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold a public meeting May 6-8 in Rockville, Md., to discuss several issues of interest. Topics include: revisions...