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Areva TN opens concrete component facility


21 June 2016

Moycock_Casting_Facility_(Areva_TN)-48Areva TN has opened a new facility for casting concrete components for its NUHOMS horizontal storage modules for used nuclear fuel.

Fort Calhoun closure confirmed


17 June 2016

Fort_Calhoun_(OPPD)-48Omaha Public Power District's board of directors has confirmed the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska will close by the end of this year. The board said retirement of the single-unit pressurized water reactor is in the best financial interest of the district.

GAIN awards vouchers for nuclear development

Nuclear Policies

14 June 2016

Eight small businesses have been chosen to receive a share of a $2 million pilot project to help them access the US Department of Energy's nuclear energy-related knowledge and capabilities under the department's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative.

Oconee flood protection improvements complete

Regulation and Safety

20 June 2016

Oconee_(Duke)-48Eight years after requesting information on flood protection at the Oconee nuclear power plant, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that modifications carried out by Duke Energy would adequately protect the plant from a potential failure of a nearby dam.

Federal funding for advanced nuclear technology R&D

Nuclear Policies

15 June 2016

Over $82 million in nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure awards were announced yesterday by the US Department of Energy.

Ur-Energy streamlines US operations

Uranium and Fuel

09 June 2016

US uranium producer Ur-Energy has announced cost-saving measures with workforce reductions across all of its locations including the Lost Creek site in Wyoming, citing uranium spot market conditions. The company currently has no plans for further exploration at its Wyoming sites.