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CB&I, CNNC extend cooperation

Corporate

17 July 2014

US energy infrastructure company CB&I has increased its cooperation with the Chinese nuclear industry by signing a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). The agreement will see them cooperate on the development of nuclear power plants.

Funds approved for stalled US federal projects

Nuclear Policies

15 July 2014

Funding for licensing of the Yucca Mountain repository and for construction of the MOX plant are included in the fiscal 2015 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The bill has been approved by the US House of Representatives but awaits final approval by the Senate.

Pinon Ridge mill in uranium asset sale

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

09 July 2014

The Pinon Ridge project, including the licence to build the USA's first new conventional uranium mill in 30 years, features in a list of assets being sold by Energy Fuels to private investors.

Small reactor developers assess UK-US collaboration

New Nuclear

15 July 2014

Three companies developing small nuclear power reactor technology have debated whether US and UK regulators – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Office for Nuclear Regulation – ought to work together to smooth their path through the licensing process.

US debut for Westinghouse fuel pool monitor

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2014

The commissioning of a system enabling remote monitoring of the used fuel pool level at Watts Bar has marked the first use of the Westinghouse technology at a US nuclear power plant. The system has already been deployed at some European plants.

White finding for Wolf Creek violation

Regulation and Safety

04 July 2014

Wolf_Creek_(NRC)_48A software error at the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant that would have overestimated iodine emissions in the event of an accident was of low to moderate safety significance, US regulators have ruled. The error went uncorrected for over a year.