• 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.
    • Tue, Jul 23 2019

    NuScale SMR Completes Review Milestones

    NuScale Power said Monday that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had completed the second and third phases of review of the company’s small modular reactor design. This development – six weeks ahead of schedule – marks a significant milestone in the company’s timeline to commercialize its technology.
    • Tue, Jul 23 2019

    Ceremony Kicks Off SMR Project In China

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced the construction start of its small multipurpose modular reactor called the Linglong One or ACP100 at Changjiang in the Hainen Province.
    • Wed, Jul 17 2019

    NRC Investigates Degraded Paint At Fermi NPP

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched a special inspection at the Fermi nuclear power plant to determine if degraded paint inside a portion of the reactor containment could impact certain safety systems in accident conditions.
    • Wed, Jul 17 2019

    Trump Calls For "Fuller Analysis" Of Uranium Imports

    U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected a request by two U.S. mining companies to impose a mandate that would give U.S. miners exclusivity to 25 percent of the uranium market.
    • Tue, Jul 16 2019

    CNL Awarded Contract To Refuel SLOWPOKE-2 Reactor

    Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, announce that it has been awarded an $8.5 million contract by the Government of Canada to refuel the Royal Military College of Canada’s (RMC) SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear reactor.
    • Tue, Jul 16 2019

    Ukraine Seeks To Make Lemonade Out Of Chernobyl Site

    The keys to the New Safe Confinement (NSC) system built around the site of the 1986 Chernobly nuclear plant disaster have been handed over to Ukraine, the exchange a significant milestone that allows the trial run for operations of the NSC has been successful.
    • Mon, Jul 15 2019

    Uzbekistan Says Reactor Needs Have Doubled

    Uzbekistan’s energy minister has announced a plan to double the amount of electricity generated by nuclear power in the country in the coming years, stating in an interview that the country will seek construction of four reactors, rather than two.
    • Mon, Jul 15 2019

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Awarded Oyster Creek Contract

    The joint venture of Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin, Comprehensive Decommissioning International, has awarded a contract to decommission the reactor internals and reactor pressure vessel at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH).
    • Thu, Jul 11 2019

    DOE Suspends Oak Ridge To Nevada Shipments

    The U.S. Department of Energy has acknowledged that multiple shipments or radioactive waste from the Y-12 facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee over a five-year period had been shipped to a federal storage in Nevada that were incorrectly labeled.
    • Wed, Jul 10 2019

    Permit Issued For Confrentes NPP Dry Storage Facility

    The Ministry of the Environment in Spain has issued licensing for the construction of a dry storage facility for spent nuclear fuel at the Confrentes Nuclear Power Plant in Velencia, run by utility giant Iberdrola.
    • Wed, Jul 10 2019

    Rosatom, Laos, Sign MOU On Nuclear Energy

    Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom has signed two memorandum of understanding along with the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) that outlines cooperation in education, personnel training and working with to shape public opinion on the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. The documents were signed by Nikolay Spasskiy, Deputy Director General of ROSATOM from the...
    • Mon, Jul 8 2019

    Rolls Royce, AMS, Sign Partnership Agreement

    British and American companies Rolls-Royce and Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) have signed a partnership agreement to provide advanced Instrumentation and Control (I&C) system testing services to the global nuclear energy market.