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Areva signs up for Texas storage facility

Waste and Recycling

21 May 2015

CISF_rendering_(WCS)_48UPDATED Areva Inc is to take a lead role in designing, constructing and operating a proposed interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel in Texas, after signing an agreement to be Waste Control Specialist's exclusive primary subcontractor. NAC International is to work alongside Areva to support the project.

More seismic studies for US plants

Regulation and Safety

15 May 2015

Columbia_(NRC)_48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered the operators of two of the country's three westernmost nuclear power plants to conduct additional studies into earthquake risks, but says it is confident that the units can continue operating safely while the studies are carried out.

NRC updates approach to foreign ownership

Regulation and Safety

11 May 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is to revise how it assesses foreign ownership of US nuclear facilities, and will develop a graded approach to deal with licence applications from nuclear energy suppliers that include overseas entities in their ownership.

Regulatory filing tracks Summer progress

New Nuclear

18 May 2015

Summer_2_steam_generator_Jan_15_(SCE&G)_48South Carolina Electricity & Gas (SCE&G) expects a further 52-day delay to the 'substantial completion' date for VC Summer unit 2, although unit 3 looks to be slightly ahead of schedule according to its latest regulatory filing.

DOE awards contract for legacy waste plant design

Waste and Recycling

12 May 2015

Oak_Ridge_TWPC_(DOE)_48Merrick & Company is to design equipment for handling and treating transuranic materials for a sludge treatment facility at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under a project awarded to a consortium led by CH2M Hill.

NEI highlights Ginna benefits

Nuclear Policies

08 May 2015

Ginna_(Exelon)_48The state of New York will face losses of $358 million per year in economic benefits and residents will face higher electricity bills if the RE Ginna nuclear power plant is forced to close, the US Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has told state regulators.