• Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Three Miles Island Unit 1 Is Retired

    Amid a protest demanding the state of Pennsylvania enact low-carbon energy support legislation, Exelon Generation retired its Unit 1 Three Mile Island reactor Friday, an 819 MWe (net) pressurized water reactor that first went online 45 years ago.
    • Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Novovoronezh Unit Ready For Commissioning

    Operators of the Novovoronezh Unit 2, part of the Phase II project in Central Russia have completed a 15-day testing protocol that now has the reactor officially ready for commissioning, Rosatom said late last week.
    • Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Cavendish Secures Consulting Work In Canada

    Cavendish Nuclear, part of the Babcock International Group, said Tuesday it had secured a consulting contract in Canada focused on licensing of a used fuel transportation package and assessment work for long-term storage.
    • Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Regulator Calls For Mochovce 3 Modifications

    The Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority (UJD) has mandated more inspections and reassembly of some internal reactor components before Slovenske Elektrarne can load fuel into the Mochovce Unit 3 reactor, which completed hot tests in March of this year.
    • Mon, Sep 16 2019

    World's Largest Crane At Hinkley Point C

    The world’s largest crane, known as “Big Carl” is ready for assignments at the Hinkley Point C EPR construction site in Somerset, England, French utility Electrcite de France announced late last week.
    • Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Accident-Tolerant Fuel Installed At Byron 2

    Nuclear supply giant Westinghouse Electric Company announced this week, along with Exelon Generation Company, that a first-of-a-kind installation of accident-tolerant fuel had been completed at Exelon’s Byron Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Ogle County, Illinois.
    • Tue, Sep 10 2019

    NDA Takes Ownership Of Magnox Ltd.

    Britain’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said that it had taken over ownership of Magnox Ltd. from the Parent Body Organization, Cavendish Fluor Partnership, which has been contracted to dismantle 12 Magnox nuclear sites, including two research facilities and 10 nuclear reactors
    • Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Second Chinese EPR Reaches Commercial Status

    Electricity de France (EDF) and Famatome, developers of the EPR reactor, triumphed the commercial start of the world’s second online EDF unit, which took place at the Taishan nuclear power plant in China’s Guangdong province on September 7.
    • Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Final Fuel Shipment Leaves Calder Hall

    The final shipment of nuclear fuel has been removed from Britain’s oldest nuclear power plant facility, a four-reactor operation at the Sellefield site’s Calder Hall that was closed down in March 2003. Removal of the plant’s 38,053 fuel rods began in 2011.
    • Wed, Sep 4 2019

    Tepco Plans One More Reactor Shut Down

    In a short announcement, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on August 26 that it had submitted plans to the city of Kashiwazaki for the decommissioning of at least one of the reactors at the Kashwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station.
    • Tue, Sep 3 2019

    New Spent Fuel Storage Cladding System Announced

    Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) said it had developed a “first-of-a-kind: cladding system for used fuel containers (UFCs) that relies on the use of copper applied through an electroplating process.
    • Tue, Sep 3 2019

    Cavendish Nuclear Lands Monju Reactor Decommissioning Contract

    British industry support company Cavendish Nuclear said in late August that it was pleased to announce a contract awarded by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to supply technical support for the decommissioning of the fast breeder reactor at Monju, Japan.
    • Wed, Aug 14 2019

    NRC Certifies HI-STAR 100MB Nuclear Fuel Transporting System

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified Holtec International’s HI-STAR 100MB for transporting and storing nuclear plant fuel.
    • Fri, Aug 9 2019

    Yangjiang Unit 6 Completes Load Testing

    China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced that Unit 6 at the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in the Guangdong province has competed its 168 hours of full load tests allowing it to enter commercial operations status as soon as the permits are issued.
    • Fri, Aug 9 2019

    Rooppur Unit 2 Concrete Milestone Reached

    A concrete work milestone has been reached at the Rooppur NPP Unit 2 construction project, Rosatom said. This week “ saw the completion of concrete works for the Unit No. 2 of Rooppur NPP (Bangladesh) turbine hall foundation slab, said Rosatom.
    • Wed, Aug 7 2019

    NuScale Deal Provides Investment Dollars

    NuScale Power today announced last week it has finalized agreements with Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) and Sargent & Lundy to support deployment of its small modular reactor (SMR). The agreement comes with a cash investment for the U.S. company.
    • Wed, Aug 7 2019

    Decommissioning Plans For Onagawa 1 Submitted

    The Tohoku Electric Power Company has submitted plans for decommissioning the Onagawa Unit 1 reactor with Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority, making it the tenth reactor in the country since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 to be scheduled for closure.
    • Wed, Aug 7 2019

    IAEA Course Covers Site Selection For Nuclear Plants

    What goes into the decision of where to site a nuclear power plant? As you might expect, the short answer to that is “lots.” In addition, countries around the globe are now reaching out to the nuclear power industry for future needs for electricity, heating or desalination projects. Where are all those new plants going to go? Specifically.
    • Fri, Aug 2 2019

    First Major Component Arrives At Akkuyu Site

    The first large-sized cargo for the Unit 1 – the core catcher – has been delivered at the Akkuyu NPP construction site, Rosatom said this week.
    • Fri, Aug 2 2019

    Novovoronezh II, Unit 2, Reaches 100 Percent Power

    On July 31, 2019, at 19:23, the reactor of the innovative Unit 2 of Novovoronezh Phase II for the first time was brought to the design power capacity, Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said this week.
    • Wed, Jul 31 2019

    Clean Air Credit Bill Passes In Ohio

    A new law in Ohio, the Ohio Clean Air Program, would temporarily provide over $150 million per year to the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo and the Perry nuclear plant near Cleveland, potentially saving them from early closure.
    • Wed, Jul 31 2019

    Atkins Awarded Basic Design Contract For Sizewell C

    Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a $6.09 million contract for the Enabling Works Basic Design at the Sizewell C site. It will be the first program of construction work to commence at the proposed nuclear power station, which is to be located immediately to the north of the existing Sizewell B power station, on the Suffolk coast.
    • Wed, Jul 31 2019

    Weld Repairs To Push Flamanville Start Up To 2023

    French utility EDF has said that ongoing welding problems at Flamanville 3 would push back the start up date until at least early 2023, putting the initial schedule back further. The original start up date for the third unit at Flamanville in Normandy was seven years ago in 2012.
    • Wed, Jul 24 2019

    Tepco To Decommission Second Fukushima Plant

    Tokyo Electric Power company, once the operator of two nuclear power plants in the Fukushima Province, said Tuesday it would decommission the Fukushima Dai-ni power plant’s four reactors. The company’s president Tomoaki Kobayakowa informed Fukushima Governor Masao Ochibori of the decision on Wednesday, according to Japanese media reports.
    • Wed, Jul 24 2019

    Canadian Nuclear Labs Launches SMR Initiative

    Claiming Canada has the world’s ripest market for small modular reactors (SMR) for domestic use, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories said Tuesday that it was launching a new initiative to accelerate development and deployment of the groundbreaking SMR technology.