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NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

NRC seeks input on legacy uranium cleanup

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on its environmental review of proposed cleanup work at the former Northeast Church Rock uranium mine in New Mexico. The proposal would allow mine owner United Nuclear Corporation to transfer contaminated soil from the mine for disposal at the former Church Rock uranium mill.

Waste & Recycling 15 February 2019


US nuclear industry seeks presidential support

US nuclear industry seeks presidential support

A strong domestic industrial base is vital to enable US companies to compete overseas, nuclear industry executives told President Donald Trump at a meeting on 12 February.

Corporate 14 February 2019


NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

NRC terminates US MOX plant authorisation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a request by CB&I Areva MOX Services to terminate the construction authorisation for the partially built mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River in South Carolina.
 

Waste & Recycling 13 February 2019


Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

Advanced nuclear reactors are part of a "critical subset" of technologies deemed to have very high breakthrough potential for the USA to transition to a "clean energy ecosystem", according to a new report. Meanwhile, a resolution introduced in both the US House and Senate proposes a framework for meeting 100% of the country's power demand through clean, renewable and zero-emissions energy resources.

Energy & Environment 08 February 2019


Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Urenco USA announces HALEU activities

Enrichment company Urenco USA has announced a new programme covering the production of high-assay low enriched uranium (HALEU), and is considering the construction of a dedicated HALEU unit at its US uranium enrichment facility.

Uranium & Fuel 06 February 2019


Stabilisation work on second Hanford tunnel nears completion

Stabilisation work on second Hanford tunnel nears completion

Work to stabilise a 1688-foot (515-metre) long tunnel containing contaminated equipment from historic plutonium production activities at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State is over 75% complete.

Waste & Recycling 05 February 2019


US nuclear plants operate through polar vortex

US nuclear plants operate through polar vortex

Exelon has thanked its employees for "braving the cold" to keep its nuclear power plants in Illinois, New Jersey and New York operating at full power as extreme weather conditions hit the USA last week.

Corporate 04 February 2019


US DOE confirms accident tolerant fuel funding

US DOE confirms accident tolerant fuel funding

The US Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy has confirmed it awarded a total of USD111.2 million in funding to three industry partners to develop accident tolerant fuels. The awards were made to General Electric, Framatome and Westinghouse in late 2018.

Uranium & Fuel 04 February 2019


Choose nuclear, Korsnick tells US energy forum

Choose nuclear, Korsnick tells US energy forum

Solving the USA's energy and climate challenges is more complex than replacing carbon-emitting sources with intermittent renewables, Nuclear Energy Institute president Maria Korsnick told the US Energy Association's 15th State of the Energy Industry Forum earlier this week.

Nuclear Policies 31 January 2019


NRC issues final rule on Fukushima lessons

NRC issues final rule on Fukushima lessons

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the publication of its final rule on lessons learned from the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2019