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US EPA withdraws uranium rule

US EPA withdraws uranium rule

The US Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing proposed revisions to regulatory standards for tailings from in situ leach uranium production.

Uranium & Fuel 22 October 2018


Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planningapproved

Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planning approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved modifications to the emergency preparedness plan for Oyster Creek to reflect its decommissioning status. The plant shut down in September after 49 years of operation.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

The first production accelerator has been delivered to Shine Medical Technologies' isotope production campus in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


SEFOR reactor vessel prepares to leave site

SEFOR reactor vessel prepares to leave site

The reactor vessel of the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor (SEFOR) in Arkansas, which shut down over 45 years ago, has been placed in a carbon-steel container in preparation of its transport to a disposal site in Nevada.

Waste & Recycling 16 October 2018


International forum shines spotlight on export controls

International forum shines spotlight on export controls

International experts are meeting in Abu Dhabi to discuss global nuclear non-proliferation and export controls at a four-day workshop hosted by the UAE's nuclear regulator. Meanwhile, China General Nuclear has described a change to US policy on exports to China as inappropriate.

Nuclear Policies 15 October 2018


USA announces China export policy

USA announces China export policy

The US Department of Energy has established a new policy framework on civil nuclear cooperation with China, following a government policy review led by the US National Security Council. The policy covers exports of technology, equipment and components, and material to China.

Nuclear Policies 12 October 2018


First waste transferred to mega disposal unit at Savannah River

First waste transferred to mega disposal unit at Savannah River

The first transfer of radioactive liquid waste from an underground waste tank to a "mega-volume" facility - Saltstone Disposal Unit 6 - has been completed at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site.

Waste & Recycling 11 October 2018


NRC centre activated ahead of hurricane

NRC centre activated ahead of hurricane

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday activated its Atlanta regional incident response centre in anticipation of Hurricane Michael's landfall in the south-eastern USA. Southern Nuclear reduced power at the Farley nuclear power plant in Alabama as a precautionary measure.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2018


NASA officials updated on nuclear thermal propulsion

NASA officials updated on nuclear thermal propulsion

BWX Technologies, Inc yesterday hosted officials from NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate for progress updates and technology demonstrations related to BWXT’s nuclear thermal propulsion programme.

New Nuclear 10 October 2018


More milestones for Vogtle project

More milestones for Vogtle project

The first reactor coolant pumps have been lifted into place at the Vogtle project, marking another major milestone for the USA's AP1000 construction project.

New Nuclear 09 October 2018