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Bipartisan caucus calls for Pennsylvania to take action

Bipartisan caucus calls for Pennsylvania to take action

Nuclear energy in Pennsylvania is at a crossroads, according to a newly released report from a bipartisan group of state legislators. The state must avert nuclear plant closures or suffer job loss, community disruption, and higher electricity prices, the Pennsylvania Nuclear Energy Caucus said.

Nuclear Policies 04 December 2018


Lawsuit launched as Bellefonte sale falters

Lawsuit launched as Bellefonte sale falters

A lawsuit filed by Nuclear Development LLC alleging that the Tennessee Valley Authority is in breach of contract following the authority's announcement that it will not complete the sale of the partially-built Bellefonte nuclear power plant is without merit, TVA said today.

Corporate 03 December 2018


US companies collaborate on TRISO fuel facility

US companies collaborate on TRISO fuel facility

Centrus Energy Corp and X-energy are to proceed with the preliminary design of a facility to fabricate advanced nuclear fuels based on X-energy's uranium oxycarbide tristructural isotropic fuel forms.
 

Uranium & Fuel 30 November 2018


Inventory fuel keeps US research reactors online

Inventory fuel keeps US research reactors online

Lightly irradiated fuel elements that had been in storage at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory have been shipped to the University of Texas at Austin, where they will be used to power a research reactor.

Waste & Recycling 22 November 2018


Crane technology for nuclear construction projects

Crane technology for nuclear construction projects

Sarens has unveiled the world's largest crane which will be used for all major lifting at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, England. Meanwhile, PaR Systems will make a crane for NuScale's small modular reactor in Idaho, USA.

New Nuclear 20 November 2018


Renewables experience could benefit US SMR deployment

Renewables experience could benefit US SMR deployment

Similar incentives to those used over the last decade to help deploy renewable technologies in the USA could lead to a strong return on investment if used for the deployment of small modular reactors, a new report prepared for the US Department of Energy has found.

Nuclear Policies 16 November 2018


PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

Idaho National Laboratory has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's PRISM technology to support the US Department of Energy's Versatile Test Reactor programme. The project is looking at what would be needed to establish a reactor-based fast-spectrum neutron irradiation capability for the USA by 2026.

New Nuclear 15 November 2018


Japan and USA enhance cooperation in nuclear energy

Japan and USA enhance cooperation in nuclear energy

A memorandum of cooperation has been signed between Japan and the USA to "promote the global leadership role" of the two countries in civil nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2018


Ukraine, USA extend nuclear safety cooperation

Ukraine, USA extend nuclear safety cooperation

Ukraine and the USA have agreed to extend by five years an existing agreement on cooperation in improving nuclear safety and the regulation of civil nuclear facilities in Ukraine.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2018


Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Average total generating costs for nuclear energy in 2017 in the USA were at their lowest since 2008, according to a study released by the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Nuclear Policies 12 November 2018