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NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on its environmental review of proposed cleanup work at the former Northeast Church Rock uranium mine in New Mexico. The proposal would allow mine owner United Nuclear Corporation to transfer contaminated soil from the mine for disposal at the former Church Rock uranium mill.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Studying the cost of decarbonisation

Viewpoint: Studying the cost of decarbonisation

Since 2012, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency has produced very useful reports on the cost of electricity generation with the aim of finding the most efficient and least expensive ways of decarbonising the energy system. The Paris-based organisation recently presented the conclusions of its latest report, The Costs of Decarbonisation - System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables, which was published on 25 January. Philippe Costes, senior adviser at World Nuclear Association, here presents his review of the document.

30 January 2019


BP forecasts nuclear growth to 3400 TWh by 2040

BP forecasts nuclear growth to 3400 TWh by 2040

BP's 2019 Energy Outlook forecasts an overall rise in nuclear to 2040, to around 3400 TWh. The document is produced to aid the company's analysis and decision-making and is published as a contribution to the wider debate.

Energy & Environment 15 February 2019


US nuclear industry seeks presidential support

US nuclear industry seeks presidential support

A strong domestic industrial base is vital to enable US companies to compete overseas, nuclear industry executives told President Donald Trump at a meeting on 12 February.

Corporate 14 February 2019


EU and IAEA set priorities for cooperation

EU and IAEA set priorities for cooperation

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed at their seventh annual meeting of senior officials to further enhance cooperation and strengthen cooperation in training, research and development.

Nuclear Policies 14 February 2019


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Studying the cost of decarbonisation

Viewpoint: Studying the cost of decarbonisation

Since 2012, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency has produced very useful reports on the cost of electricity generation with the aim of finding the most efficient and least expensive ways of decarbonising the energy system. The Paris-based organisation recently presented the conclusions of its latest report, The Costs of Decarbonisation - System Costs with High Shares of Nuclear and Renewables, which was published on 25 January. Philippe Costes, senior adviser at World Nuclear Association, here presents his review of the document.

30 January 2019


Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Kyushu Electric Power Company today announced its decision not to restart unit 2 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The unit becomes the tenth operable Japanese reactor to be declared for decommissioning since the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Corporate 13 February 2019


Tepco makes contact with melted fuel in unit 2

Tepco makes contact with melted fuel in unit 2

Tokyo Electric Power Company has released photos of fuel debris within the primary containment vessel of unit 2 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The company determined that the debris can be lifted, which will help in removing the material.

Regulation & Safety 13 February 2019


NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a request by CB&I Areva MOX Services to terminate the construction authorisation for the partially built mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River in South Carolina.
 

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2019


Cameco proceeding with caution as market improves

Cameco proceeding with caution as market improves

The uranium market started to show recovery in 2018 but prices and the long-term contracting market are still not sufficient to restart idled production capacity, Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel said yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 12 February 2019


Foratom highlights role of nuclear in meeting EU's target

Foratom highlights role of nuclear in meeting EU's target

Nuclear energy can help the European Union achieve a sustainable and low-carbon future while providing people with reliable and affordable electricity, Foratom - the European nuclear trade body - says in a new position paper.

Energy & Environment 12 February 2019


First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

The UK's First Light Fusion has successfully completed constructing and testing its Machine 3 - the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The company aims to demonstrate first fusion later this year.

New Nuclear 12 February 2019


Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

A ceremony has been held to mark the loading of the first fuel into unit 4 at South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The country's nuclear regulator gave Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power permission to start up the APR1400 unit on 1 February.

New Nuclear 11 February 2019