• Wed, Jun 2 2021

    Stainless Metalcraft To Build 1,000 Storage Boxes

    Sellafield Ltd said Tuesday it had awarded a contract to manufacture up to 1,000 stainless steel boxes that will store radioactive wastes retrieved from the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) and Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) at Sellafield, Europe's largest and most diverse nuclear processing and research facility.
    • Wed, Jun 2 2021

    Waste Removal Tool In Place At Sellafield

    The machine that will be starting the most important hazard and risk reduction job on the Sellafield site later this year has now moved across the specially installed rails at the top of the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS), Sellafield Ltd. announced.
    • Wed, May 26 2021

    Another Vogtle Unit 3 Pushback

    Delays in Unit 3 hot functional testing have set the commercial operations schedule of the new reactor at the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Waynesboro, Georgia, back three weeks to a likely start in early 2022, said Georgia Power this week.
    • Wed, May 26 2021

    Phase 1 Of Regulatory Review Done For Moltex SMR

    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) said Tuesday that it had completed Phase 1 of its pre-licensing vendor desigh review for the SSR W300 molten salt reactor designed by Moltex Energy.
    • Wed, May 26 2021

    Holtec Completes Oyster Creek Fuel Transfer

    Holtec International this week said it had completed the transfer of irradiated fuel at the retired Oyster Creek nuclear power plant to dry storage, putting the decommissioning project on pace to become the fastest on record for the United States.
    • Wed, May 19 2021

    Stable Isotopes Studied For Rhino Protection

    Around the globe, 10,000 radiation detection devices at ports of call could be instrumental in saving the lives of the endangered rhinoceroses with a new program in which harmless, stable isotopes are injected into live rhino horns to substantially aid in cracking down on smuggling, which, in turn, could curtail poaching,
    • Wed, May 19 2021

    IEA Maps How To Reach Net Zero By 2050

    A new report by one of the planet’s most influential energy organizations says that nuclear energy should play a significant role in the challenge to create a net-zero emissions energy sector by 2050.
    • Wed, May 19 2021

    Drones Outfitted For Radiation Monitoring

    Belgian researchers at Sabca and the Belgian nuclear research center SCK CEN say they have developed a drone-based technology that measures radiation levels on the ground.
    • Wed, May 12 2021

    Tianwan Unit 6 Connected To Grid

    The sixth unit at the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in the Jiangsu province in China has been connected to the grid, the China Nuclear Energy Association announced.
    • Tue, May 11 2021

    Excavation Of Finnish Repository Starts

    Excavation of the final disposal repository unit for spent nuclear fuel in Finland began as of May 5, Posiva Oy has announced.
    • Tue, May 11 2021

    Federal Subsidies For Nuclear Power Considered

    Multiple news sources indicate that the Biden administration’s stand on nuclear subsidies has gone from secretive to publicly supportive, although the issue is still considered a liability among some environmental groups.
    • Wed, May 5 2021

    NRC Grants 80-Year Licenses To Surry Units

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Tuesday it had approved the Dominion Energy Virginia application for an additional 20 years of operation for Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2, located near Surry, Va. These renewed licenses authorize reactor operation from 60 to 80 years.
    • Wed, May 5 2021

    Westinghouse To Buy Laveer Engineering

    Westinghouse Electric Company this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire Laveer Engineering, a specialized nuclear engineering firm in Ontario, Canada.
    • Mon, May 3 2021

    Hot Testing Started At Vogtle Unit 3

    Georgia Power said late April that hot functional testing had begun for Vogtle Unit 3, marking the initiation of a preliminary stress test of primary systems prior to loading the first fuel assemblies into the reactor core.
    • Wed, Apr 28 2021

    New Jersey Board Grants Plant Subsidies

    New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities has granted the state’s three nuclear power plants a $300 million subsidy designed to keep the plants from closing in the face of lower prices for electricity and the onrush of the climate crisis.
    • Wed, Apr 28 2021

    Three Kansai Electric Reactors To Restart

    Japanese news outlet Kyodo reports that three reactors in the country now have gubernatorial approval for restarts beyond the post-Fukushima practice of retiring nuclear plants after 40 years of operation.
    • Wed, Apr 28 2021

    Storage Facility Licensed In Ukraine

    International Atomic Energy Agency inspection teams are in Ukraine this week reviewing design safety of spent nuclear fuel facilities holding material from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
    • Thu, Apr 22 2021

    Components Shipped To Rooppur NPP

    Shipment of major components – two steam generators and the VVER-1200 model reactor vessel – are underway from the Volgodonsk Branch of AEM-Technology to the Republic of Bangladesh for Unit 2 at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
    • Thu, Apr 22 2021

    First Fuel Loading Begins At Tianwan Unit 6

    The loading of the first group of fuel assemblies into unit 6 at China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)’s Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in Lianyungang city, East China’s Jiangsu province, began on April 14, CNNC said this week.
    • Thu, Apr 22 2021

    Karachi Unit 3 Completes Cold Pressure Tests

    The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said that cold pressure testing had been successfully conducted at the Karachi Unit 3 reactor in Pakistan, a milestone that was witnessed by the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).
    • Wed, Apr 14 2021

    Core Catcher Set Into Place At Kudankulam

    The case of the core melt localization device or the so-called core catcher has been installed in the design position under the reactor pit of power unit No.4 of Kudankulam NPP which is under construction in India under VVER-1000 Russian design.
    • Wed, Apr 14 2021

    Plan Calls For Fukushima Daiichi Water Discharge

    The Japanese government on Tuesday approved a plan for the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), owner of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power disaster site to begin discharging treated water collected from the site into the ocean.
    • Wed, Apr 14 2021

    Steam Turbine Components Reach Akkuyu

    The first heavy component of the steam turbine set – the rotor of the high and intermediate pressure cylinder (HP and IP cylinder), which weighs above 107 tons and is more than 12 meters long – was delivered to the Akkuyu NPP construction site in Turkey, Russian nuclear industrial Rosatom said on April 6.
    • 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.