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EIA: US carbon emissions to depend on Clean Power Plan

Energy and Environment

19 May 2016

The pattern of future carbon dioxide emissions from the USA's power sector will depend significantly on whether the US Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan is implemented, according to the two new scenarios issued by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Toshiba terminates obsolete agreements with CB&I


16 May 2016

Toshiba and CB&I have agreed to terminate a number of agreements originally signed between Shaw Group and Toshiba related to construction of two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) at the South Texas Project (STP). Since the agreements were signed in 2010, Shaw was acquired by CB&I, which later sold the reactor construction business to Westinghouse, itself a Toshiba company.

Closure recommended for Nebraska nuclear plant


13 May 2016

Fort Calhoun at night 48Senior management at Omaha Public Power District have recommended that the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska should close at the end of 2016 for economic reasons.

Generator equipment in place at Vogtle 3

New Nuclear

17 May 2016

Vogtle_3_deaerator_(Georgia_Power)-48Two major components of Vogtle 3's turbogenerator system have been lifted into place at the Georgia nuclear construction project.

NRC receives first SMR site application

New Nuclear

16 May 2016

The Tennessee Valley Authority has submitted an Early Site Permit application for small modular reactor units at Clinch River, Tennessee, to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

NorthStar expands non-HEU Mo-99 capacity


12 May 2016

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has announced plans to quadruple its capacity for dispensing the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 produced at the University of Missouri Research Reactor.