USEC files for bankruptcy
US uranium enrichment company USEC announced that it is implementing a financial restructuring plan agreed last December and has now filed a voluntary petition and a plan of reorganization with the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. This filing, it said, has no impact on its daily operations, including the American Centrifuge research, development and demonstration program.
New leader for Candu
Preston Swafford has been named as the new president, CEO and chief nuclear officer of reactor vendor Candu Energy, which is owned by SNC Lavalin. Swafford has previously held senior roles with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Exelon.
New head at Japanese commission
Yoshiaki Oka is to become the next chairman of the Japan's senior policy body, the Atomic Energy Commission. The appointment of Oka, a professor at Waseda University's science and engineering faculty, received parliamentary approval on 14 February.