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Perry: Vogtle project is 'critically important'

The US Department of Energy has finalised further federal loan guarantees of USD3.7 billion for the continued construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4, Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced today during a visit to the construction site near Waynesboro, Georgia.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The benefits of sustainable decommissioning

Viewpoint: The benefits of sustainable decommissioning

With the anticipated increase in decommissioning-related activities over the coming decades, significant challenges lie ahead. By viewing nuclear back-end management through a sustainability lens, a set of principles that offer tremendous benefits for a wide range of stakeholders emerges, writes Kristina Gillin, a principal consultant in nuclear waste and decommissioning at Lloyd's Register. 

08 March 2019


Estonia to study siting of Moltex advanced reactor

Estonia to study siting of Moltex advanced reactor

Fermi Energia of Estonia has selected Moltex Energy as its preferred technology for its plans to establish carbon-free energy production in the Baltic region. Moltex Energy said yesterday that the two companies had signed a Memorandum of Understanding which expresses their intention to work together.

New Nuclear 22 March 2019


US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear power plants achieved their highest level of generation ever in 2018, despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Nuclear Policies 22 March 2019


New UK facility ready to tackle legacy wastes

New UK facility ready to tackle legacy wastes

Cavendish Nuclear has completed the handover of the Silos Maintenance Facility at the UK's Sellafield site. The plant will support the retrieval of waste from the site's legacy silos.

Waste & Recycling 21 March 2019


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The benefits of sustainable decommissioning

Viewpoint: The benefits of sustainable decommissioning

With the anticipated increase in decommissioning-related activities over the coming decades, significant challenges lie ahead. By viewing nuclear back-end management through a sustainability lens, a set of principles that offer tremendous benefits for a wide range of stakeholders emerges, writes Kristina Gillin, a principal consultant in nuclear waste and decommissioning at Lloyd's Register. 

08 March 2019


Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Long-term irradiation testing of China National Nuclear Corporation's CF3 pressurised water reactor fuel has been completed.

Uranium & Fuel 21 March 2019


Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Consortium awarded Kozloduy contract extension

Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste has awarded a further three-year extension to the Decommissioning-Repository Project Management Unit Consultant contract to the Empresarios Agrupados/Nuvia Consortium. The contract will now run through to 2022.

Waste & Recycling 20 March 2019


Romania to explore NuScale SMR deployment

Romania to explore NuScale SMR deployment

An agreement between US small modular reactor developer NuScale Power and Romanian energy company Societata Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA to explore the use of SMRs in Romania has been welcomed by the US Department of Energy.

New Nuclear 19 March 2019


IAEA reviews long-term operation of Mexican plant

IAEA reviews long-term operation of Mexican plant

Mexican state utility CFE has a good basis to manage the long-term operation of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has found.

Regulation & Safety 19 March 2019


Japanese team extracts elements from vitrified waste

Japanese team extracts elements from vitrified waste

Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation has developed oxidation-reduction treatment technology that enables certain elements to be extracted from vitrified high-level radioactive waste. The technology will allow for the reuse of those elements and a reduction in the volume of high-level waste to be disposed of.

Waste & Recycling 19 March 2019


South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa needs holistic approach to energy, says energy minister

South Africa must consider nuclear as a clean energy source that can be part of its electricity generation mix, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said yesterday in his keynote speech at a business awards ceremony.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


New England commits to value of nuclear

New England commits to value of nuclear

As two Connecticut utilities sign a contract assuring the continued operation of the Millstone nuclear power plant, the governors of the six states making up the region of New England have issued a document outlining their commitment to cooperate to maintain clean energy facilities including nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019