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NRC renews contract for waste support centre

Waste and Recycling

05 April 2018

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has renewed its contract with Southwest Research Institute to operate the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses. The five-year contract is valued at up to USD52 million.

US fiscal 2018 budget approved

Nuclear Policies

23 March 2018

UPDATED Both houses of the US Congress have approved an omnibus appropriations bill including USD1.2 billion for nuclear energy. The bill will see the suspension of sales by the Department of Energy of surplus uranium to pay for decommissioning work at the former Portsmouth uranium enrichment plant.

Milestone agreements for Vermont Yankee transfer


07 March 2018

Vermont_Yankee_view-(Entergy)-48Affiliates of Entergy Corporation and NorthStar Group Services Inc have signed agreements with State of Vermont agencies and other parties on terms for the sale approval of the shut-down Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to NorthStar. The sale will enable the accelerated decommissioning of the single-unit boiling water reactor plant.

Regulator approves Monju decommissioning plan

Waste and Recycling

28 March 2018

Monju FBR - 48The Japanese nuclear regulator has approved the Japan Atomic Energy Agency's plans for decommissioning the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor. JAEA submitted the plan - which had earlier been approved by a government-appointed team - to the Nuclear Regulation Authority in December last year.

French-US firms create storage JV in Texas


14 March 2018

CISF_rendering_(WCS)_48Orano USA and Waste Control Specialists plan to form a joint venture to license a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel at the WCS site in Andrews County, Texas. The joint venture will request that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission resume its review of the CISF licence application WCS originally submitted two years ago.

Siempelkamp develops primary circuit clean-up process

Waste and Recycling

05 March 2018

ASDOC_D-MOD - 48A new process for the chemical decontamination of the reactor cooling system and subsystems in nuclear power plants has been developed by Germany's Siempelkamp NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH. The procedure - which took four years to develop - has been successfully demonstrated in a German nuclear power plant.