• Fri, Nov 15 2019

    Deep Isolation, NAC, Sign Agreement

    Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, has signed a cooperative agreement with NAC International Inc. (NAC), a nuclear fuel cycle consulting and technology solutions company specializing in casks and canister systems for nuclear materials transport and spent fuel storage and disposal.
    • Fri, Nov 15 2019

    La Crosse Decommissioning Reaches Milestone

    Salt Lake City-baserd EnergySolutions, Inc. announced today it has completed the physical work at the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) Decommissioning Project. This includes remediation and removal of radioactive material including confirmation surveys and inspections necessary to demonstrate compliance with the NRC approved License Termination Plan.
    • Wed, Nov 13 2019

    Fuel Loading Begins At Darlington Unit 2

    The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said that fuel loading had begun at Darlington Unit 2, where a refurbishment project was reported in September to be 90 percent complete.
    • Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Concrete Pour Initiated For Bushehr NPP 2

    Despite international tensions over its uranium enrichment activities, ceremonies were held on Sunday in Iran to mark the first pouring of concrete for the Bushehr Nuclear Plant’s Unit 2 reactor, following Unit 1, which was completed in 2011 and connected to the national grid in September of that year.
    • Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Earthquake In France Prompts Cruas-Meysse Shut Down

    French utility EDF said it was taking precautionary measures to evaluate potential damage to the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plants in southeast France after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake damaged some buildings in the area. Three units at the Cruas-Meysse power plant were shut down so evaluative tests could be conducted.
    • Sun, Nov 10 2019

    GNF Teams With X-Energy On TRISO Fuel

    Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and X-energy said they would collaborate to produce low-cost TRi-structural ISOtropic (TRISO) particle nuclear fuel.
    • Wed, Nov 6 2019

    U.S. Paris Accord Retreat On One-Year Clock

    The Trump administration has initiated formal steps to disengage the United States from the 2015 Paris accords on climate change, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement posted on Twitter.
    • Wed, Nov 6 2019

    IAEA Reviews UK Regulatory Framework

    An International Atomic Energy Agency review team noted that the United Kingdom is demonstrating a commitment to strengthening regulations for nuclear and radiation safety, but also identified areas that could benefit from further enhancement.
    • Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Rafael Grossi, Career Diplomat, To Run IAEA

    The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors has named Rafael Mariano Grossi as the designated Director General of the Agency to replace Yukiya Amano of Japan, who passed away in July of this year.
    • Fri, Nov 1 2019

    Novovoronezh Unit 2 Begins Commercial Operations

    With a green light from Russian nuclear power regulator Rostechnadzor, the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 2 close to Ukraine in Western Russia, has been designated a commercial operation thirty (30) days ahead of schedule, Rosatom said Friday.
    • Wed, Oct 30 2019

    Three Remain As Angra 3 Partnership Choices

    The Brazilian state nuclear power company Eletronuclear, which is looking for a partner to complete the Angra Unit 3 reactor has narrowed its search down to three companies. After sending invitations to 10 companies, the candidates have been whittled down to Russian, French and Chinese concerns to complete the job, according to a report from Reuters.
    • Wed, Oct 30 2019

    Orano With EWN, To Dismantle Two German Power Plants

    French nuclear power service company Orano, together with partner EWN (Entsorgungswerk für Nuklearanlagen GmbH) of Germany has been awarded two contracts by utility RWE to carry out strategic dismantling operations for the Mülheim-Kärlich and Biblis nuclear power plants, located in the West of Germany.
    • Tue, Oct 29 2019

    Nuclear Shut Down In Japan Called Counter-Productive

    A study on the aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station accident of March 2011 has found surprising connections between Japan’s reaction to the accident, claiming the reaction has provoked its own negative consequences, including fatalities.
    • Fri, Oct 25 2019

    Kursk II, Unit 2, Core Catcher Delivered

    Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said Friday that the core catcher for the Kursk II, Unit 2 reactor in Western Russia close to Ukraine had arrived on site, a milestone for the VVER-TOI nuclear power plant.
    • Wed, Oct 23 2019

    GEH And Synthos SA Of Poland Sign MOU On BWRX-300

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy said Monday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Poland's Synthos SA to promote collaboration on potential deployment applications for GEH’s BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Poland.
    • Tue, Oct 22 2019

    Orano Service Contract Covers Three EDF Plants

    Orano has just signed a contract worth almost $120 million to supply services for the EDF nuclear power plants of Paluel (Seine Maritime), Civaux (Vienne) and Gravelines (Nord) until 2024. The contract includes an option of two additional years, the company said.
    • Tue, Oct 22 2019

    Dounreay Storage Unit Floor Slab Completed (See Clip)

    The concrete floor slab for an intermediate waste storage facility in Dounreay, Scotland, has been completed ahead of schedule the Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) said on Friday. Recently, the DSRL said that half of the fuel left in the Dounreay fast reactor had been removed.
    • Fri, Oct 18 2019

    New Safety Controls Installed At Calvert Cliffs

    Framatome and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the installation and site acceptance testing of a new Engineered Safety Features Actuation System (ESFAS) replacement for Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 2, during the plant’s spring 2019 refueling outage, Framatome said on Oct. 9.
    • Fri, Oct 18 2019

    IAEA Fuel Bank Accepts First LEU Delivery

    The first delivery of low-enriched uranium (LEU) has been deposited at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s nuclear fuel bank at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in eastern Kazakhstan, the agency said Friday.
    • Wed, Oct 16 2019

    Supreme Court Stymies MOX Facility Reboot

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would not consider arguments concerning completion of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site, which the state of South Carolina had been pushing.
    • Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Graft Scandal Could Affect Kansai Restarts

    A payoff scandal in Japan could threaten the restart schedule of three Kansai Electric Power Company nuclear reactors, according to media reports, although top Kansai officials said they would stay at their jobs to investigate the matter.
    • Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Orano Partnership Wins $13.25M CEA Contract

    A partnership between AEMCO and Orano has won a $13.25 million contract from the CEA for the turnkey supply and operation of a processing and packaging unit for legacy nuclear fuels at the Cadarache site in Bouches-du-Rhone, France, the companies announced.
    • Wed, Oct 9 2019

    EDF Notes Revised Costs And Milestones

    French utility EDF in late September announced progress at the Hinkley Point C construction project, including a successfully delivered J-O, the completion of the nuclear island “common raft” for the first unit, in line with the schedule announced in September 2016. However, the company has also conceded that cost estimates have risen for both Hinkley Point C and the Flamanville 3 project.
    • Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Sogin Takes Ownership Of Ispra-1

    The Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) has taken possession of the Ispra-1 research reactor for decommissioning and dismantling, signed over by the Ispra Joint Research Center, Sogin announced.
    • Tue, Oct 8 2019

    GEH Nuclear, Fermi Energia Sign SMR MOU

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said last week it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fermi Energia of Estonia to study the feasibility of deploying the GEH BWRX-300 small modular reactor in the Baltic nation.