• Wed, Aug 4 2021

    Hongyanhe 5 Reaches Commercial Status

    China General Nuclear said on August 1 that the first Phase II Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant reactor in the Liaoning Province in eastern China – Unit 5 overall – had passed its operational milestones to enter into commercial operating status.
    • Wed, Jul 28 2021

    Exelon Files Byron And Dresden Decommissioning Plans

    Exelon Generation, owner and operator of the Byron and Dresden nuclear energy facilities, announced Wednesday that it would file Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activity Reports (PSDARs) today with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, detailing long-term site restoration plans for both stations after they shut down this fall.
    • Wed, Jul 28 2021

    Hot Testing Begun For Belarus NPP Unit 2

    Technicians have begun hot functional testing at the Russian-built Unit 2 of the Belarus Nuclear Power Plant, nuclear power giant Rosatom has announced.
    • Wed, Jul 28 2021

    UAMPS Scales Back NuScale SMR Project

    The Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) said the NuScale small modular reactors project in development for eastern Idaho had been shifted from 12 units to six with each unit now expected to deliver 77MWe rather than 60MWe.
    • Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Time Running Out For Plant Saves, Says Exelon

    Scalding temperatures, including a near-record high for the planet, set this summer in Death Valley, battering storms, forest fires in the west and crumbling ice caps have yet to impress legislatures in Illinois as they have made little progress in pushing for a nuclear power support bill according to a state senator.
    • Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Nuclear Phase Out Linked To Emissions Hike

    A report released by Belgium’s Federal Planning Bureau concludes that the nuclear phase-out passed into law in 2003 and re-affirmed on two occasions (in 2015 and 2018) will cause harmful greenhouse gas emissions to rise.
    • Tue, Jul 20 2021

    Tennessee Embraces Kairos Power's Hermes Reactor

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Kairos Power officials announced on July 16 that the privately funded, advanced nuclear engineering company will establish a low-power demonstration reactor in Oak Ridge.
    • Wed, Jul 14 2021

    Construction Of SMR Underway In China

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)' said construction of a multi-purpose small modular reactor (SMR) demonstration project had begun at the Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant in South China's Hainan Province.
    • Wed, Jul 14 2021

    Nawah, Westinghouse Sign Support Agreement

    Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s JV Operating and Maintenance Subsidiary Nawah and Westinghouse sign five-year support agreement for Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the companies said Tuesday.
    • Fri, Jul 9 2021

    BHEL Lands 12-Steam Generator Contract

    India's industrial manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said Friday it had won a major order for the supply of 12 Steam Generators from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a contract valued at about $190 million.
    • Wed, Jul 7 2021

    Cameco, GEH, Global Nuclear Fuel, Sign MOU

    Cameco, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) announced on July 7 they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore several areas of cooperation to advance the commercialization and deployment of BWRX-300 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Canada and around the world.
    • Wed, Jul 7 2021

    NRC Halts Pursuit Of 40-Year License Extensions

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a Facebook feed that it was discontinuing its pursuit of a 40-year license renewal process that would fast track reactors into operations permits that would allow them to remain commercially viable up to 100 years.
    • Fri, Jul 2 2021

    Westinghouse, Energoatom Teaming Up

    Ukraiine's Energoatom announced a new cooperative agreement with re-focused Westinghouse Electric intending to advance the development of new nuclear units at existing Ukrainian power plant sites.
    • Thu, Jul 1 2021

    Construction Starts On Kudankulam NPP 5

    On June 29, an official ceremony was held that was dedicated to the first concrete pouring into the foundation plate of the reactor building for Kudankulam NPP Unit 5 (Republic of India). The concrete pouring commemorated the official commencement of the main stage of the nuclear power plant stage 3 construction.
    • Thu, Jul 1 2021

    Ergoatom, OCNI (Canada) Formalize Cooperation

    Ukrainian nuclear power operator Energoatom and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) on June 29 used the convenience of video conferencing to sign a letter of intent, formalizing prior agreements on the implementation of joint projects with Canadian companies in the nuclear energy sector.
    • Thu, Jul 1 2021

    University Of Illinois Plans For Micro-Reactor

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in collaboration with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, has submitted a Letter of Intent to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to apply for a license to construct a research and test reactor facility on the UIUC campus.
    • Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Rooppur Unit 2 Hits Concreting Milestone

    Concreting of the inner containment cylindrical part has been completed at Rooppur NPP power unit 2 reactor building which is being constructed in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Rosatom said.
    • Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Kola NPP Plans For Hydrogen And Kola II

    Rosenergoatom, the operations division of Rosatom subsidiary Atomenergoprom, said that the Kola Nuclear Power Plant had been selected for hydrogen production and that construction of a new on-site reactor would begin in 2028.
    • Wed, Jun 23 2021

    Micro Reactor Fuel Analysis To Begin

    Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) announced Wednesday that it had begun working with the Nuclear Research & Consultancy Group (NRG) from the Netherlands to implement a program to analyze performance and safety attributes of their Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) fuel designed for use in its Micro Modular Reactor (MMR).
    • Wed, Jun 16 2021

    TVO To Build Olkiluoto 3 Battery Back Up

    Finish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), owner of the Olkiluoto nuclear plant, said it had signed a contract for what will be one of the largest battery energy storage systems in Europe.
    • Wed, Jun 16 2021

    ENEC Posts 100 Million Hours Employee Safety

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said this week it had surpassed more than 100 million consecutive safe hours of work without a single Lost Time Injury at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, a feat that was accomplished in a four-year stretch.
    • Wed, Jun 16 2021

    EPR Unit In China Under Scrutiny

    The first powered-up European Pressurized Reactor at the Taishan Power Plant in Guangdong Province, China, has came under media scrutiny this week after a build up of radioactive gas came about, the result of about five damaged fuel rods.
    • Wed, Jun 9 2021

    Toshiba Completes ITER Field Coil

    Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation of Japan said Tuesday it had completed its first manufacturing of toroidal field coils for ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, which is under construction in southern France.
    • Wed, Jun 9 2021

    Tianwan Unit 6 Reaches Commercial Operation Status

    The China National Nuclear Corporation said its 24th commercial reactor had reached commercial operations status after completing 100 continuous hours of operations at full power.
    • Wed, Jun 9 2021

    Will Wyoming Embrace Nuclear Power?

    TerraPower, which announced this week it would site a demonstration sodium-cooled fast reactor in the state of Wyoming, contacted the mayors of four potential locations just hours before the announcement, according to the Casper Star-Tribune.