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NuScale upper module mock-up completed

New Nuclear

31 March 2015

NuScale upper module mock-up - 48NuScale Power has completed fabrication and assembly of a full-scale upper module mock-up of its NuScale small modular reactor.

USA explores waste options alongside Yucca

Waste and Recycling

25 March 2015

A new Department of Energy initiative on radioactive waste disposal could "finally bring some progress the nation's long-neglected nuclear waste management policy," said Marv Fertel, the head of US trade body the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Clean energy for US federal agencies

Energy and Environment

23 March 2015

Clean energy sources, including small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), must make up at least 25% of the energy consumed by US federal agencies by 2025 under an executive order on federal sustainability issued by President Barack Obama.

Wrong kitty litter the culprit for WIPP release

Regulation and Safety

27 March 2015

SwheatScoop 48x48The contents of a failed waste barrel at the WIPP underground disposal site were "chemically incompatible", said the Department of Energy's technical report today, with a certain brand of cat litter playing a major role in the incident.

US nuclear support increasing

Nuclear Policies

24 March 2015

NEI_survey_2015_(NEI)_48Public support for nuclear energy in the USA is increasing with more than two-thirds of citizens favourable towards it, according to a new survey commissioned by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).

Urenco expansion poses no environmental impact, says US NRC

Uranium and Fuel

19 March 2015

The US Nuclear Regulation Commission (NRC) has found no significant environmental impact from a proposed expansion of capacity for the Urenco USA uranium enrichment facility with the flexibility to use depleted uranium feedstock.