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Nuclear aids New England energy security, say governors 

The governors of five states in the USA's New England region have called on the regional grid operator to evaluate incentives for nuclear energy, among other affordable, clean and secure energy options.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

Viewpoint: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

What will really determine nuclear energy’s fate is whether the nuclear community can change the conversation about this technology that has proven its worth many times over. Put bluntly, its future depends on the stories we tell, and how others perceive nuclear energy’s value.

Read more from Jarret Adams, CEO Full On Communications, in our latest Viewpoint.

25 July 2018


NRC clears centrifuge plant decommissioning plan

NRC clears centrifuge plant decommissioning plan

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed its final environmental assessment of the decommissioning plan for Centrus Energy Corporation's Lead Centrifuge Facility in Piketon, Ohio, with a finding of No Significant Impact.

Waste & Recycling 15 August 2018


Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation

Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation

Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has reached full power operation for the first time. In late-June, the unit became the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.

New Nuclear 14 August 2018


Public to comment on Hanford tunnel work

Public to comment on Hanford tunnel work

Washington State's Department of Ecology has launched a 45-day public comment period on whether to allow the US Department of Energy to fill a radioactive waste-containing tunnel at the Hanford site with grout.

Waste & Recycling 14 August 2018


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

Viewpoint: Nuclear energy’s fate depends on the story we tell

What will really determine nuclear energy’s fate is whether the nuclear community can change the conversation about this technology that has proven its worth many times over. Put bluntly, its future depends on the stories we tell, and how others perceive nuclear energy’s value.

Read more from Jarret Adams, CEO Full On Communications, in our latest Viewpoint.

25 July 2018


Chinese research reactor sets operational record

Chinese research reactor sets operational record

The China Advanced Research Reactor has been operated continuously at high-power for 14 days, setting a new operational record for the 60 MWt light-water tank-in-pool type unit. The reactor has also completed its first batch of irradiation tasks.

Corporate 14 August 2018


Rosatom seeks to boost cooperation in Eurasia

Rosatom seeks to boost cooperation in Eurasia

Rusatom International Network has signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation with the Eurasian Development Bank, which provides for establishing common principles of bilateral cooperation with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and other countries.

Corporate 13 August 2018


ENEC launches youth council

ENEC launches youth council

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries have launched the Barakah Youth Council to "inspire, support, and empower" future leaders of the United Arab Emirates' nuclear energy industry.

Corporate 13 August 2018


Waste package in place ahead of MSSS clearance

Waste package in place ahead of MSSS clearance

The first shielded waste transfer package has been installed onto one of three machines at the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) at the Sellafield site in the UK. The machines will begin removing magnesium swarf waste from the building's 22 silo compartments from next year.

Waste & Recycling 13 August 2018


Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Chugoku Electric Power Company has initiated the regulatory process for starting up unit 3 at its Shimane nuclear power plant by applying to the Japanese regulator for a review to assess the 1373 MWe ABWR's compliance with revised safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 10 August 2018


US agencies working on critical plantlist

US agencies working on critical plant list

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is working with the US Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and the National Security Council to identify power plants that are "critical" to the nation's power grid.
 

Nuclear Policies 10 August 2018


NNL, Wood contracted for nuclear fuel research

NNL, Wood contracted for nuclear fuel research

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and the Wood Group have been awarded a three-year contract to carry out a key research project on fuels for advanced nuclear reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 10 August 2018