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Uranium producers await US presidential decision

Uranium producers await US presidential decision

The US Department of Commerce on 15 April submitted to the White House the results of an investigation into the effects of uranium imports on US national security. US President Donald Trump now has up to 90 days to decide whether to act on the DOC's findings and recommendations, which have not been made public.

Uranium & Fuel 18 April 2019


Entergy agrees to sell Indian Point

Entergy agrees to sell Indian Point

Entergy Corp has agreed to sell the Indian Point Energy Center to a subsidiary of Holtec International following the shut-down of the final reactor at the site, which is planned for 2021. Holtec-SNC Lavalin joint venture Comprehensive Decommissioning Inc will decommission the plant on an accelerated timescale.

Corporate 17 April 2019


Ohio lawmakers introduce clean energy bill

Ohio lawmakers introduce clean energy bill

A draft law that would provide clean energy credits to zero-emission power producers, including nuclear plants, has been introduced to the Ohio legislature. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court has rejected appeals challenging zero emissions credit programmes in Illinois and New York.

Nuclear Policies 16 April 2019


New technology allows in-situ waste characterisation

New technology allows in-situ waste characterisation

Personnel from the US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management working at Idaho National Laboratory are using new technology to perform in-situ characterisation of the contents of hundreds of radioactive waste containers prior to shipment for permanent disposal.

Waste & Recycling 12 April 2019


Dry storage licence change supports faster decommissioning

Dry storage licence change supports faster decommissioning

Orano TN's NUHOMS dry storage systems will be allowed to store used nuclear fuel with significantly shorter cooling times and higher decay heat under licensing amendments approved by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Waste & Recycling 10 April 2019


SAFSTOR chosen for Three Mile Island decommissioning

SAFSTOR chosen for Three Mile Island decommissioning

Exelon Generation has filed its detailed plan for decommissioning unit 1 at Three Mile Island in Pennsyvlania, but says the plant will remain in operation if the state enacts a policy solution to preserve nuclear capacity.

Waste & Recycling 08 April 2019


Vogtle-2 returns to service with Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Vogtle-2 returns to service with Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Unit 2 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, USA, has returned to service loaded with Framatome's GAIA fuel assemblies containing the first complete Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel concept. Unit 2 resumed operations on 3 April, following its spring refuelling and maintenance outage that began on 10 March. 

Uranium & Fuel 05 April 2019


Refurbished uranium mines ready for market upturn

Refurbished uranium mines ready for market upturn

Energy Fuels has refurbished two of its Utah mines ready to enter full commercial production should a production decision be made. The economics of the Pandora and La Sal uranium/vanadium mines are expected to be supported by uranium sales contracts because of the volatility of the vanadium market, the company said.

Uranium & Fuel 03 April 2019


US public opinion evenly split on nuclear

US public opinion evenly split on nuclear

The US public is evenly divided on nuclear with 49% in favour of using it as a power source and 49% opposing its use, a poll by analytics company Gallup has found. Over the long term, public views on the use of nuclear energy seem to fluctuate in reaction to domestic energy prices.

Nuclear Policies 01 April 2019


Bill Gates 'thrilled' by legislative boost for nuclear

Bill Gates 'thrilled' by legislative boost for nuclear

The Nuclear Energy Leadership Act, bipartisan draft legislation which aims to accelerate the development of advanced nuclear technologies and re-establish US leadership in nuclear energy has been re-introduced to the US Senate.

Nuclear Policies 29 March 2019