• Thu, Apr 8 2021

    Framatome Signs Dominion Energy Service Contract

    French nuclear services company Framatome said this week it had signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Dominion Energy to support the long-term operation of the company’s nuclear fleet. This contract covers nuclear plant outage and maintenance work, including fleet steam generator services, refuel services, and inspections through 2026.
    • Thu, Apr 8 2021

    Atomenergomash Ships Improved Reactor

    The Volgodonsk Branch of Rosatom’s engineering division Atomenergomash announced on Wednesday the shipment of a new type of nuclear vessel, the VVER-TOI pressurized water reactor headed for the first unit of the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant—Two.
    • Thu, Apr 8 2021

    Nuclear Ship Support Services To Decommission NS Savannah

    The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $54.4 million contract for the decommissioning of the world’s first nuclear powered merchant ship, the NS Savannah, which was launched in 1959 and never became a commercial success.
    • Thu, Apr 1 2021

    High Expectations For Radioactive Battery

    Imagine a smartphone that you never have to recharge, an electric vehicle that never needs to upload more power or batteries with such unlimited power that they can change lives in remote locations.
    • Thu, Apr 1 2021

    Joe Biden's Job Bill Includes Nuclear Power

    A two trillion-dollar infrastructure support bill proposed by the Joe Biden administration unveils the new president’s mindset on nuclear power and calls for ongoing funding for the industry that presents a dramatic political hot potato for political platforms.
    • Thu, Apr 1 2021

    Fuel Loading Begins At Long-Delayed OL3

    Finnish utility TVO (Teollisuuden Voima Oyuj) said this week that fuel loading for the Olkiluoto Unit 3 nuclear plant had commenced a day after the company received its operating license from regulators.
    • Thu, Mar 25 2021

    Construction Of Belarus Unit 2 Completed

    Specialists have completed the assembly of the reactor plant of Power Unit 2 of Belarus NPP, Rosatom announced on March 23.
    • Thu, Mar 25 2021

    Lightbridge And Framatome Dissolve Enfission

    U.S. and French Nuclear power service companies Lightbridge Corporation and Framatome, said they had brokered an agreement that would allow them to dissolve their 50-50 Enfission joint venture, which they formed in January 2018.
    • Thu, Mar 25 2021

    Hot Tests At Vogtle 3 Pushed Back

    Georgia Power Company said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on 19 March that the planned November start up of unit 3 at the Vogtle NPP in Georgia could be delayed by at least a month.
    • Thu, Mar 18 2021

    Japanese Courts Split On Fate Of Two Plants

    Two court rulings in Japan on Thursday went in different directions concerning the fate of two nuclear power plants. In one ruling, the Hiroshima High Court halted a temporary injunction that had kept Unit 3 of the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant closed down. Separately, the Mito District Court approved of an injunction that will derail operations of Unit 2 at the Tokai Nuclear Power Plant.
    • Thu, Mar 18 2021

    DOE Ups Funds For Accelerator Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $18 million in new funding to advance particle accelerator technology, citing its potential in medical, manufacturing and clean energy technologies. In addition, the DOE noted its potential for advancing cybersecurity.
    • Thu, Mar 18 2021

    SCE Plans Address Spent Fuel Removal

    Southern California Edison (SCE) has announced a strategic plan for moving spent nuclear fuel off of its San Onofre property to a federal repository as a signal to the local community and the federal government that the company has gone as far as it can to meet its responsibilities in long-term waste management.
    • Wed, Mar 10 2021

    SNC-Lavalin Joins Nuclear Innovation Institute

    SNC-Lavalin Group has become a Founding Member of the Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII), the industry group said this week.
    • Wed, Mar 10 2021

    Test Assemblies Loaded Into Belarus Unit 2

    Call it a dress rehearsal. On March 7, technicians began loading dummy fuel assemblies (DFA) into the reactor of power unit No.2 of Belarus NPP, said nuclear industrial Rosatom, the General Designer and the General Contractor for the project.
    • Wed, Mar 10 2021

    Akkuyu NPP Unit 3 Construction Starts

    A ceremony in Buyukeceli, Turkey on March 10 commemorated the construction start of Unit 3 construction at the site of the first Turkish nuclear power plant Akkuyu.
    • Thu, Mar 4 2021

    Tioga News- Bill Kotcher promoted to President

    --Press Release-- Tioga Pipe, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bill Kotcher has been promoted to President of the Company. Bill joined Tioga in 2016 in the role of Chief Operating Officer. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Mackson Nuclear, an affiliated Tioga Company.
    • Wed, Mar 3 2021

    U.S. Lab Develops Off-Gas Monitoring Tools

    Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories announced this week the development of a real-time off-gas monitoring system designed for nuclear plant operators that can inform them faster about when to task items like treating or scrubbing such by-products as iodine gas.
    • Wed, Mar 3 2021

    Fuel Rod Designed For BREST-OD-300 Reactor

    Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL FUEL (a subsidiary of Rosatom) said Tuesday that its Bochvar Institute research facility had developed fuel rod design based on nitride uranium-plutonium fuel (MNUP-fuel) for the BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor.
    • Wed, Mar 3 2021

    Tepco Completes Unit 3 Fuel Assembly Removal

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company said that two years of work have culminated in the complete removal of nuclear fuel from Unit 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
    • Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Bruce Power Celebrates Refurbishing Record

    It was just over a year ago, Bruce Power said Wednesday, that the curtain was raised on its Major Component Replacement Project with the start of its Unit 6 refurbishment.
    • Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Beloyarsk Refueling Shows MOX Commitment

    Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP with the BN-800 reactor has resumed operations after its recent refueling, which was the first time the reactor has been refueled with only assemblies loaded with MOX, uranium-plutonium fuel, making another substantial step towards operating the reactor with only MOX fuel.
    • Wed, Feb 24 2021

    U.S. Patent Granted For Czech Fuel Rod Coating

    A U.S. patent was awarded to Czech research teams that developed a polycrystalline-diamond coating that is intended to reduce corrosion and, by doing so, extend the life of fuel rods in nuclear power plants during standard and emergency circumstances.
    • Wed, Feb 17 2021

    Bulgaria To Study NuScale SMR Option

    U.S. modular power plant developer NuScale Power said this week it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bulgaria’s Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant - New Build Plc (KNPP-NB) to consider deploying NuScale’s innovative small modular reactor (SMR) technology at the Kozloduy power plant location.
    • Wed, Feb 17 2021

    R&D For Nuclear Propulsion In Space Called Urgent

    Using nuclear propulsion technologies to support a human mission to Mars in 2039 will require NASA to pursue an "aggressive and urgent technology development program," according to a new report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
    • Wed, Feb 17 2021

    License Granted For BREST Lead-Cooled Reactor Build

    Russian’s nuclear supervisor Rostechnadzor announced that its chairman, Alexey Aleshin, on February 10, signed a license for Siberian Chemical Combine to construct the world’s first experimental demonstration power plant with a lead-cooled fast neutron reactor.