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DOE, NRC collaborate on advanced reactor deployment

DOE, NRC collaborate on advanced reactor deployment

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the US Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to share technical expertise and computing resources to accelerate the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.

New Nuclear 17 October 2019


US regulator accepts SHINE's radioisotope operating licence application

US regulator accepts SHINE's radioisotope operating licence application

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted SHINE Medical Technologies' operating licence application for its medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. SHINE said the NRC's acceptance confirms that its application was "complete and of sufficient quality" for the NRC to start its detailed technical review of the application.

Regulation & Safety 16 October 2019


EnergySolutions adds TMI-2 to decommissioning projects

EnergySolutions adds TMI-2 to decommissioning projects

All licences and assets of unit 2 of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania will be transferred to a subsidiary of EnergySolutions under an agreement signed yesterday by US utility FirstEnergy and EnergySolutions. The reactor, which suffered a partial meltdown in 1979 and never reopened, will then be decommissioned.

Waste & Recycling 16 October 2019


Customised I&C system installed at Calvert Cliffs

Customised I&C system installed at Calvert Cliffs

Framatome and Lockheed Martin have completed the installation and site acceptance testing of its Engineered Safety Features Actuation System instrumentation and control system at Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs unit 2.

Corporate 10 October 2019


NuScale highlights multiple applications of SMRs

NuScale highlights multiple applications of SMRs

Nuclear power can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions beyond electricity supply to include the industrial and transportation sectors, a fact that is leading to interest in integrated energy systems, José Reyes, chief technology officer at NuScale Power, said yesterday. Reyes, who is co-designer of NuScale's passively-cooled small modular reactor, spoke at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power being held this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

New Nuclear 10 October 2019


Centrus completes Oak Ridge D&D contract

Centrus completes Oak Ridge D&D contract

Centrus Energy Corp has completed decontamination and decommissioning of the US Department of Energy’s K-1600 facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one year after being awarded the contract to prepare the facility for demolition. K-1600 is one of the last remaining legacy structures on the East Tennessee Technology Park site.

Waste & Recycling 10 October 2019


New techniques used in US legacy reactor decommissioning

New techniques used in US legacy reactor decommissioning

US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management contractors have used new techniques, including the use of a diamond wire saw, in a collaborative effort to demolish a legacy research reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Waste & Recycling 04 October 2019


Puerto Rico to begin nuclear feasibility study

Puerto Rico to begin nuclear feasibility study

A Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation is to begin a feasibility study of small modular reactors and microcreactors for the island after receiving support from the US Department of Energy.

Nuclear Policies 03 October 2019


GE Hitachi, Fermi Energia sign small modular reactor MoU

GE Hitachi, Fermi Energia sign small modular reactor MoU

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Fermi Energia have agreed to collaborate on potential deployment applications for GEH's BWRX-300 small modular reactor in Estonia. In a Memorandum of Understanding they have agreed to examine the economic feasibility of constructing a BWRX-300 in Estonia, to review siting requirements and to assess nuclear regulatory requirements.

New Nuclear 03 October 2019


BWXT ramps up TRISO fuel production capacity

BWXT ramps up TRISO fuel production capacity

BWX Technologies, Inc announced today that it is in the process of restarting its existing uranium oxycarbide tristructural isotropic (TRISO) fuel production line at its Lynchburg, Virginia facility. The company - the only US manufacturer of such fuel - also plans to expand its production capacity.

Uranium & Fuel 02 October 2019