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US Senate committee passes bill promoting advanced reactors

US Senate committee passes bill promoting advanced reactors

A bill supporting advanced nuclear reactors was among 22 pieces of energy-related legislation approved by the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday. 

Nuclear Policies 17 July 2019


US President rejects request for uranium import quota

US President rejects request for uranium import quota

Uranium imports do not threaten the national security of the USA, President Donald Trump has decided in his response to the Uranium Miners’ Section 232 Petition. He did however call for a "fuller analysis" of national security considerations with respect to the entire nuclear fuel supply chain.

Uranium & Fuel 16 July 2019


US research reactor goes digital in licensing 'first'

US research reactor goes digital in licensing 'first'

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has licensed the first entirely digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control system in the USA, at a university-based research reactor originally built in 1962. The NRC licence also for the first time covers parts certified under standards laid down by a non-US regulatory body.
 

Regulation & Safety 10 July 2019


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wins Oyster Creek contract

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wins Oyster Creek contract

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a contract by Comprehensive Decommissioning International to decommission reactor internals and the reactor pressure vessel at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, USA. CDI is a joint venture company of Holtec and SNC-Lavalin.

Corporate 10 July 2019


US plant takes delivery of Holtec fuel racks

US plant takes delivery of Holtec fuel racks

Holtec International has fabricated and delivered six high-density used fuel racks and associated ancillary equipment to Duke Energy's Shearon Harris plant ahead of schedule.

Waste & Recycling 09 July 2019


US federal funding granted for SSR technology development

US federal funding granted for SSR technology development

Moltex Energy USA LLC has been awarded USD2.55 million of US federal funding to develop technologies that will be capable of shortening Stable Salt Reactor construction timelines to under three years.
 

New Nuclear 05 July 2019


Holtec completes plant acquisition

Holtec completes plant acquisition

Holtec International has completed its acquisition of the shut-down Oyster Creek nuclear power plant from Exelon. Meanwhile, all nuclear fuel has been removed from the reactor at Entergy's Pilgrim nuclear power plant, which is due to be sold to Holtec later this year for accelerated decommissioning.

Corporate 03 July 2019


DOE announces funding for nuclear energy R&D

DOE announces funding for nuclear energy R&D

The US Department of Energy has announced USD49.3 million in funding for nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development, and infrastructure for 58 advanced nuclear technology projects in 25 states.

Nuclear Policies 28 June 2019


WIPP upgrades makes progress

WIPP upgrades makes progress

Substantial progress is being made in capital improvement projects including the USD288 million Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant , the USA's only repository for transuranic wastes, according to the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2019


Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of Oyster Creek's licence from Exelon Generation Co to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, as owner, and Holtec Decommissioning International, as decommissioning operator.
 

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019