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US consortium calls for public-private SMR support

New Nuclear

20 February 2017

A consortium of small modular reactor developers and customers has issued a policy statement setting out the benefits of public-private partnerships to facilitate the commercialisation and export of US-designed SMRs.

Westinghouse reassures Summer plant owners


15 February 2017

Vogtle_3_CA01_lift_(SCE&G)-48Westinghouse Electric Company and its "parent guarantor" Toshiba Corp are committed to completing the two new Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power units under construction in Jenkinsville, South Carolina. SCANA Corp said yesterday its main subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, and VC Summer Nuclear Station co-owner, Santee Cooper, had received this "reaffirmation".

Korsnick: nuclear provides 'critical infrastructure'

Nuclear Policies

10 February 2017

Korsnick_Wall_St_2017_(NEI)-48US policymakers understand the potential impact of losing nuclear plants and states are increasingly recognising the benefits of nuclear power to consumers, the economy and the environment, Nuclear Energy Institute CEO Maria Korsnick said yesterday at its annual briefing to Wall Street analysts.

Waste shipments to WIPP expected to resume soon

Waste and Recycling

16 February 2017

WIPP (DOE) 48The shipment of transuranic wastes from generator sites to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico is set to resume in April. The US Department of Energy expects a total of 128 shipments to be made to WIPP over the next 12 months.

US nuclear efficiency initiative identifies savings

Nuclear Policies

13 February 2017

The US Nuclear Energy Institute has identified nearly $650 million of potential savings through its initiative to ensure nuclear energy's long-term viability through improved efficiency. At the institute's annual briefing to Wall Street analysts on 9 February, its CEO Maria Korsnick highlighted the Delivering the Nuclear Promise program's achievements since its launch about a year ago.

DOE approves operation of DUF6 conversion facilities

Waste and Recycling

06 February 2017

Paducah_DUF6_cylinders_(DOE)_48Mid-America Conversion Services - a joint venture of Atkins, Westinghouse and Fluor - has received approval from the US Department of Energy to begin operation of its depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities.