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NRC proposes technology-neutral approach for new reactor licensing

NRC proposes technology-neutral approach for new reactor licensing

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed rulemaking that would streamline the environmental reviews for future new nuclear reactors by presenting generic environmental impacts for those designs that fit within certain site and plant parameters.

Regulation & Safety 24 April 2024


X-energy awarded federal tax credit for TRISO fuel plant

X-energy awarded federal tax credit for TRISO fuel plant

A USD148.5 million federal tax credit has been awarded to X-energy for the construction of the first-of-a-kind fuel facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The TX-1 fuel fabrication plant will be constructed by the company's TRISO-X subsidiary and is designed to produce up to 714,000 TRISO fuel pebbles per year.

Uranium & Fuel 24 April 2024


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Constellation applies to renew Dresden licence

Constellation applies to renew Dresden licence

US utility Constellation Energy Corporation has submitted a subsequent licence renewal application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for its two-unit Dresden nuclear power plant in Illinois. The plant's operating licence was first renewed by the NRC in 2004.

Corporate 17 April 2024


Energoatom and Holtec sign agreement for SMR manufacturing facilities

Energoatom and Holtec sign agreement for SMR manufacturing facilities

The agreement provides for the creation in Ukraine of manufacturing capabilities for components for small modular reactors, plus storage and transportation systems for used nuclear fuel.

Corporate 17 April 2024


USNC and PTT to collaborate on advanced energy systems

USNC and PTT to collaborate on advanced energy systems

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation is to collaborate with Peregrine Turbine Technologies to integrate its Pylon microreactor with PTT's supercritical carbon dioxide energy conversion system and advanced heat exchanger technologies.

New Nuclear 16 April 2024


Work under way for first Westinghouse AP1000 in Ukraine

Work under way for first Westinghouse AP1000 in Ukraine

Energoatom and Westinghouse's CEOs, Ukraine's Minister of Energy and the US ambassador have gathered at an event to mark the start of the project to build unit 5 at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 15 April 2024


Further Japanese research reactor free of HEU

Further Japanese research reactor free of HEU

All remaining highly enriched uranium from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency's Japan Materials Testing Reactor Critical Assembly has now been returned to the USA. Japan and the USA have been cooperating for many years to repatriate HEU from Japanese research reactors to the USA.

Regulation & Safety 12 April 2024


NRC should assess risks from climate change, report recommends

NRC should assess risks from climate change, report recommends

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission should address potential impacts of climate change–related hazards during the licensing process for nuclear power plants, the Government Accountability Office has recommended.

Regulation & Safety 12 April 2024


Japan and USA form strategic partnership for fusion

Japan and USA form strategic partnership for fusion

The new partnership brings together the US Department of Energy and Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to work to accelerate the demonstration and commercialisation of fusion energy. The announcement was made during a visit by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to the USA.

Nuclear Policies 11 April 2024


Anfield applies to restart Shootaring Canyon mill

Anfield applies to restart Shootaring Canyon mill

Anfield Energy Inc has submitted its production reactivation plan for the Shootaring Canyon uranium mill to the State of Utah's Department of Environmental Quality. The Vancouver-based company said it is targeting the mill restart for 2026 - it has been on standby since 1982.

Uranium & Fuel 10 April 2024