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DOE funding for Westinghouse accident-tolerant fuel development

DOE funding for Westinghouse accident-tolerant fuel development

Westinghouse Electric Company has received USD93.6 million of funding from the US Department of Energy for its EnCore accident-tolerant fuel programme.
 

Uranium & Fuel 21 January 2019


US company demonstrates innovative waste disposal concept

US company demonstrates innovative waste disposal concept

Berkeley, California-based private company Deep Isolation has successfully placed and then retrieved a prototype nuclear waste canister hundreds of metres underground via a borehole, in a test the company described as the first of its kind.

Waste & Recycling 18 January 2019


US nuclear innovation act becomes law

US nuclear innovation act becomes law

Bipartisan legislation modernising US nuclear regulation and supporting the establishment of a licensing framework for next-generation advanced reactors has been signed by US President Donald Trump. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernisation Act became law on 14 January.

Nuclear Policies 17 January 2019


Further US grant for Framatome EATFdevelopment

Further US grant for Framatome EATF development

Framatome has received a USD49 million, 28-month grant from the US Department of Energy to accelerate the development and commercialisation of enhanced accident tolerant fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 16 January 2019


Wyoming uranium projects look to the future

Wyoming uranium projects look to the future

The Lost Creek in situ leach uranium project has produced a cumulative 2.7 million pounds U3O8 (1039 tU) since beginning operations in 2013 and could ramp up within six months, Ur-Energy said yesterday. Meanwhile, Uranium Energy Corp has announced a new consolidated mineral resource estimate for the Reno Creek project.

Uranium & Fuel 15 January 2019


NuScale SMR to be considered for use in Jordan

NuScale SMR to be considered for use in Jordan

A joint feasibility study on the deployment of NuScale's small modular reactor in Jordan will be carried out through a memorandum of understanding signed between NuScale Power and the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission.

New Nuclear 15 January 2019


Vermont Yankee sale completed

Vermont Yankee sale completed

Entergy Corporation has completed the sale of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, which will decommission the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station site.

Corporate 14 January 2019


Diablo Canyon panel calls for accelerated decommissioning

Diablo Canyon panel calls for accelerated decommissioning

A panel set up as a forum to provide community input into matters related to the decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has recommended that the two-unit plant be decommissioned within ten years of its 2025 shutdown.

Waste & Recycling 11 January 2019


Innovative technology enhances NuScale SMR safety

Innovative technology enhances NuScale SMR safety

NuScale Power and Ultra Electronics Energy have unveiled a new safety display and indication system for NuScale's small modular reactor which they say is the first application of field programmable gate array technology for real-time display and monitoring in the US commercial nuclear industry.

New Nuclear 11 January 2019


Crane supports Hanford clean-up

Crane supports Hanford clean-up

A 150-tonne rough-terrain crane will enable workers to access hard-to-reach locations across the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State.
 

Waste & Recycling 10 January 2019