• Tue, May 1 2018

    DOE Grant Cycle Advances Nuclear Projects

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced an cost-share research and development grant cycle of $60 million that will go to 13 projects for advanced nuclear technologies.
    • Mon, Apr 30 2018

    Floating Nuclear Plant Leaves Home Port

    The Russian-built floating nuclear power plant called the Academik Lomonosov has left its home port in the territory of Baltiyskiy Zavod in St. Petersburg on its way to the northern base in Chulkotka, where it will resume its commercial operations.
    • Mon, Apr 30 2018

    IAEA Assists Radioactive Waste Removal In South America

    The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it had assisted in the removal of 27 highly radioactive sources from five South American countries in what was the largest agency effort of its kind to date.
    • Mon, Apr 30 2018

    NRC Completes First Phase Of SMR Review -- A First

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed the first and most intensive phase of review for NuScale Power’s design certification application (DCA), the company announced Monday.
    • Fri, Apr 27 2018

    Framatome To Deliver Fuel Assemblies To Swedish Plants

    France's Framatome (formerly AREVA NP) will deliver 10 reloads of fuel assemblies to the Swedish nuclear power reactors Forsmark 3 and Ringhals 3 and 4, operated by Vattenfall, the company said. The contracts, which run from 2021 to 2024, include additional options for two reloads for each reactor after 2024.
    • Fri, Apr 27 2018

    Not One, But Four Barrels Leaked At Idaho Site

    A U.S. Department of Energy spokesman said that not one, but four the 55-gallon drums of radioactive waste had been found ruptured or leaking in early April at a storage facility on the 890-square mile property of the Idaho National Laboratory.
    • Thu, Apr 26 2018

    IAEA Team Reviews South Ukraine's Unit 3

    A review team from the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency completed an operational safety review of Unit 3 of the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant on April 25, concluding that management was committed to safety improvements for long-term operations of the plant.
    • Thu, Apr 26 2018

    Seaborg Technologies, MSR Developer, Lands Investors

    Denmark's Molten Salt Reactor developer Seaborg Technologies announced, via its Facebook page, that it had received an investment valued at “several millions” of Danish kroner from a Silicon Valley investment firm called PreSeed Ventures.
    • Thu, Apr 26 2018

    Niger's Nuclear Power Readiness Assessed

    Infrastructure capacity in the nuclear power-considering African country of Niger, a major uranium ore producer, is strong, according to an advanced International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review team that recently completed an eight-day mission to the country.
    • Wed, Apr 25 2018

    Carnegie Mellon Develops Pipe Inspecting Robot

    Robotics experts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have developed an autonomous uranium detector that is expected to greatly speed up inspection of the pipes in plants or processing facilities in their decommissioning phases. The robot is to be deployed at the former uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio, and, if that goes well, at a similar plant in Paducah, Kentucky. Reportedly, however, private companies...
    • Wed, Apr 25 2018

    AP1000 Fuel Loading Begins At Sanmen NPP

    China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and CNNC Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Limited (SMNPC) announced Wednesday that the world’s first unit of AP1000 nuclear power plant located in Sanmen, Zhejiang Province, China, has received the fuel load permit from China’s National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) and has commenced initial fuel loading.
    • Wed, Apr 25 2018

    Georgia Power Clip Touts Milestones And Lower Rate Impact

    Georgia Power released its first quarter progress video clip Tuesday behind the power of numbers, noting that the latest estimates on rate impact for consumers based on the Plant Vogtle construction project was substantially lower than previous estimates.
    • Mon, Apr 23 2018

    NASA Schedules Kilopower Media Event

    U.S. space agency NASA said that it had scheduled a major media event to discuss “demonstration of new space exploration power system,” in what is known as the Kilopower project, which involves the use of a fission power source for deep space and planet exploration.
    • Mon, Apr 23 2018

    Olkiluoto Unit 3 On Track For Fuel Loading

    In its monthly newsletter in April, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said that the Olkiluoto NPP Unit 3 remained on track for a commercial start in May 2019 and that fuel loading was set for sometime this fall.
    • Fri, Apr 20 2018

    Canadian Nuclear Lab Steps Up SMR Process

    Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization on Thursday invited “small modular reactor (SMR) project proponents” to join in the evaluation process for the eventual construction of a SMR at an agency-managed site.
    • Fri, Apr 20 2018

    IAEA Praises Safety Culture At Ghana's Research Reactor

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the team of experts sent to review safety and security at Ghana’s research reactor gave the operator high marks, noting "a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high enriched uranium (HEU."
    • Fri, Apr 20 2018

    Exelon States Its Case: Pro-Nuclear With Caveat

    Exelon on Friday responded to the media coverage from earlier this week concerning remarks a company official made at the U.S. Energy Association's annual meeting in Washington about the future of nuclear power in the United States.
    • Thu, Apr 19 2018

    Caterpillar Engines Headed To Forsmark NPP

    U.S.-based Caterpillar said Thursday that Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB has selected its Zeppelin Power Systems to supply six Cat 3500 Series industrial diesel engines for an emergency cooling system at its Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden.
    • Thu, Apr 19 2018

    Bushehr NPP Stays Online Through 5.9 Magnitude Tremor

    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Iran Thursday morning, but the nearby Bushehr Nuclear Power plant stood its ground, reports from the country's state-run television news program said.
    • Wed, Apr 18 2018

    Perry Affirms U.S. And Westinghouse Commitment In India

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry in a trip to India this week said that Westinghouse Electric Company was preparing to emerge from bankruptcy and that its financial restructuring would not interfere with the company's ability to supply support and service for six future reactors in India.
    • Wed, Apr 18 2018

    NASA To Test Radiation Protection Vests

    Israeli-American radiation shielding company StemRad said Wednesday that the last test flight around the moon prior to NASA's first manned deep space missions would include the launching of the company's AstroRad radiation protection vests.
    • Tue, Apr 17 2018

    NRG, LeadCold Begin SEALER Analysis Collaboration

    Nuclear service company NRG, based in the Netherlands, said that beginning this year it would initiate a collaboration with Swedish company LeadCold on a multi-year arrangement to help develop the SEALER small modular lead cooled reactor that is under development for deployment in remote arctic regions.
    • Tue, Apr 17 2018

    Barrel Of Sludge Bursts At Idaho Site

    The U.S. Department of Energy confirmed an emergency incident at the Idaho National Laboratory site on Wednesday April 11 that involved a ruptured 55-gallon barrel of radioactive waste, which brought rescue personnel to the scene, but ultimately did not pose any risk to the public.
    • Mon, Apr 16 2018

    New Jersey Lawmakers Send Governor Nuclear Support Bill

    Legislators in New Jersey have sent a nuclear power rescue bill to Gov. Phil Murphy after votes in the state Senate and Assembly on Friday moved the bill forward.
    • Mon, Apr 16 2018

    AWE Corrects Documentation Issues, Says ONR

    The Office for Nuclear Regulation in Britain said that AWE pic, which operates the country's Atomic Weapons Establishment program had met the standards set out in two Improvement Notices sent to the company in February 2017.