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WIPP upgrades makes progress

WIPP upgrades makes progress

Substantial progress is being made in capital improvement projects including the USD288 million Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant , the USA's only repository for transuranic wastes, according to the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2019


Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of Oyster Creek's licence from Exelon Generation Co to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, as owner, and Holtec Decommissioning International, as decommissioning operator.
 

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


Test demonstrates business case for Mo-99 production

Test demonstrates business case for Mo-99 production

Wisconsin-based companies Phoenix LLC and Shine Medical Technologies have completed a 132-hour test of the high-flux neutron generator that Shine intends to use in its production of medical radioisotopes.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


Supreme Court upholds Virginia uranium mining ban

Supreme Court upholds Virginia uranium mining ban

The US Supreme Court has upheld Virginia's 37-year moratorium on uranium mining, ruling that the state-level prohibition is not pre-empted by the US Atomic Energy Act.
 

Uranium & Fuel 18 June 2019


Kazatomprom chief warns against US uranium tariffs

Kazatomprom chief warns against US uranium tariffs

Kazatomprom CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov says he is "concerned" that more US reactors would be forced to close if the Trump administration were to introduce tariffs and force utilities to buy at least one-quarter of their uranium from domestic miners, the Financial Times reported yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 18 June 2019


Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration

Toshiba, AECOM expand decommissioning collaboration

Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation and AECOM of the USA have agreed to collaborate in providing decommissioning services to nuclear power plants in Japan.

Waste & Recycling 17 June 2019


US regulator completes Clinch River site safety review

US regulator completes Clinch River site safety review

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its final safety evaluation report on Tennessee Valley Authority's application for an early site permit for the potential use of a site at Clinch River for two or more small modular reactors. The regulator concluded there are no safety concerns to prevent issuing such a permit.

New Nuclear 17 June 2019


North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy

North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy

Consultancy company North Wind Inc is to develop a strategic plan that will assess the feasibility of relocating used nuclear fuel at the San Onofre nuclear plant to a "commercially reasonable, off-site facility" under a contract awarded by Southern California Edison.

Waste & Recycling 14 June 2019


US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units

US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units

Work has begun on two large-scale permanent storage units for decontaminated waste material at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, where one of the so-called "mega units" is already in operation and another is under construction.

Waste & Recycling 14 June 2019


New Jersey unveils clean energy master plan

New Jersey unveils clean energy master plan

The US state of New Jersey has released its initial blueprint for the total conversion of its energy profile to 100% "clean energy" by 2050.

Energy & Environment 12 June 2019