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Lightbridge fuel moves closer to irradiation testing

Lightbridge fuel moves closer to irradiation testing

Lightbridge Ltd has completed work to design an experiment for the irradiation of samples of its metallic fuel material in the Advanced Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory. The work was carried out in collaboration with INL under the US Department of Energy's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear voucher programme and marks a milestone towards testing of the material in the reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 22 October 2021


Georgia Power revises Vogtle in-service dates

Georgia Power revises Vogtle in-service dates

Georgia Power has shifted back by three months the schedule for the Vogtle 3 and 4 expansion project, citing the need for extra time to address construction challenges and to allow for comprehensive testing. An in-service date in the third quarter of 2022 is now projected for Vogtle 3, with Vogtle 4's in-service date set for the second quarter of 2023.

New Nuclear 22 October 2021


Limerick to digitalise safety system in US 'first'

Limerick to digitalise safety system in US 'first'

A USD50 million cost-shared award from the US Department of Energy will see Exelon Generation's Limerick plant in Pennsylvania become the first nuclear power station in the USA to upgrade to a fully digital safety system. Control room digitalisation will enable automation, decrease system interruptions, and improve performance, ultimately improving operations and significantly reducing costs.

Corporate 21 October 2021


New isotope initiatives address supply challenges

New isotope initiatives address supply challenges

Separate domestic and international initiatives to support the development and production of medical radioisotopes have been announced in Canada, Germany, Japan and the USA. These include a federal award of USD35 million to support the commercial production of molybdenum-99 in the USA; a new linear accelerator-based technique for production of actinium-225 in Japan; and a Canadian-German collaboration to explore the production of Ac-225.

Corporate 19 October 2021


Eighth panel completed at WIPP

Eighth panel completed at WIPP

Mining of the eighth panel at the US Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico has been completed, seven years after work began. Emplacement of transuranic waste in the newly mined panel is expected to begin in April 2022.

Waste & Recycling 14 October 2021


Millstone operation is critical factor for zero-carbon goals

Millstone operation is critical factor for zero-carbon goals

The continued operation of Dominion's Millstone nuclear power plant beyond 2029 is a critical factor in how much more and how quickly Connecticut needs to procure new clean energy additions, the state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has told policymakers in the state's newly released 2020 Integrated Resources Plan.

Nuclear Policies 12 October 2021


US DOE funds hydrogen production from nuclear power

US DOE funds hydrogen production from nuclear power

A project to demonstrate the production of clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona is to receive USD20 million in federal funding as part of US Department of Energy efforts to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen to USD1 per kilogram. The announcement comes as DOE marks Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.

Energy & Environment 08 October 2021


Kairos submits PSAR for Oak Ridge demonstration reactor

Kairos submits PSAR for Oak Ridge demonstration reactor

US company Kairos Power has submitted the preliminary safety analysis report for its fluoride salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as part of its application for a construction permit for the Hermes low-power demonstration reactor, which is to be built in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

New Nuclear 05 October 2021


Exelon reveals Illinois investment plans, new company details

Exelon reveals Illinois investment plans, new company details

Exelon Generation has announced plans for more than USD300 million-worth of capital projects at its Byron and Dresden plants, and hiring 650 employees, following the state of Illinois's passage of clean energy legislation. Separately, the company has today announced the senior leadership of the two businesses that will result from the separation of its regulated utility and competitive energy businesses. The regulated business is to be called Exelon and the competitive business Constellation.

Corporate 01 October 2021


GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse

GAO calls on Congress to break used fuel disposal impasse

Congress needs to take action to break the impasse over a permanent solution for commercial used nuclear fuel, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office. The report identifies four matters for congressional consideration - including amending legislation to authorise a new consent-based siting process and restructuring the Nuclear Waste Fund - and recommends that the Department of Energy finalise its consent-based siting process.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2021