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Review begins for first US SMR site

New Nuclear

16 January 2017

Clinch_River_aerial_(TVA)-48The Tennessee Valley Authority has welcomed the acceptance for regulatory review of its early site permit application for the Clinch River site in Tennessee as a milestone towards the potential use of small modular reactors in its operating fleet.

NuScale makes history with SMR design application

New Nuclear

13 January 2017

NuScale_SMR_certification_application_(NRC)-48NuScale Power has asked the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to approve the company's small modular reactor commercial power plant design. This is the first-ever SMR design certification application to be submitted to the NRC.

British parliamentarians request clarity on Hinkley deal

New Nuclear

11 January 2017

British parliamentarians have asked the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to clarify some of the financial aspects of the government's agreement with EDF and its partner China General Nuclear to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Russia announces cancellation of Khmelnitsky agreement

Nuclear Policies

16 January 2017

The Russian government has confirmed that its 2010 agreement with Ukraine on building a third and fourth reactor at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant has been cancelled. According to a statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry's website for legal information on 13 January, the intergovernmental agreement was terminated on 12 May last year.

Steam generator landmark for Summer

New Nuclear

12 January 2017

Summer-SG-(SCEG)-48The first steam generator has been lifted into place at the VC Summer nuclear power plant under construction in South Carolina. It is the first such component to be installed at a Westinghouse AP1000 plant in the USA.

Share risks and benefits for competitive projects, report finds

New Nuclear

10 January 2017

Capital costs are key to the competitiveness of nuclear power projects, a new report from the World Nuclear Association concludes. The essential characteristics for structuring a nuclear project, the report says, is a suitable sharing of risks and benefits.