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Entergy orders Framatome accident-tolerant fuel rods

Entergy orders Framatome accident-tolerant fuel rods

Framatome is to supply and install chromium-coated fuel rods into unit 1 of Entergy's Arkansas Nuclear One nuclear power plant. The contract marks the first use of the accident tolerant fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 20 September 2018


US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

Bipartisan legislation designed to drive US nuclear innovation including the commercialisation of advanced reactors has gone forward to be signed into law after approval by the House of Representatives. Congress has also approved a USD121 million increase in funding for US nuclear R&D for fiscal 2019.
 

Nuclear Policies 19 September 2018


Oyster Creek retires after 49 years

Oyster Creek retires after 49 years

Exelon Generation's Oyster Creek nuclear power plant retired from service yesterday after 49 years of electricity generation. The single-unit boiling water reactor was the oldest operating nuclear power plant in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 18 September 2018


Centrus and Doosan sign advanced reactor MoU

Centrus and Doosan sign advanced reactor MoU

Centrus Energy and Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction yesterday announced a memorandum of understanding to explore cooperation in supplying the advanced reactor market.

Corporate 18 September 2018


Challenging the nuclear finance status quo

Challenging the nuclear finance status quo

Financial challenges facing nuclear energy need to be tackled by disrupting the status quo to help drive down costs, delegates heard at the recent World Nuclear Association 2018 Symposium in London.

Corporate 17 September 2018


UK and USA enhance nuclear research cooperation

UK and USA enhance nuclear research cooperation

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have agreed to cooperate on nuclear energy research. The announcement came as the UK and USA signed a nuclear R&D action plan.

Nuclear Policies 14 September 2018


US plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

US plant operators prepare for Hurricane Florence

UPDATED: Duke Energy has shut down both units at the Brunswick nuclear power plant as the North Carolina site faces hurricane-force winds, major storm surges and heavy rain. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is staffing its incident response centre in Atlanta around the clock to monitor Hurricane Florence, which has now made landfall.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2018


California to be carbon neutral by 2045

California to be carbon neutral by 2045

California's governor has signed a bill setting a 100% clean energy goal for the state and issued an executive order setting a target to achieve carbon neutrality, both by 2045.

Energy & Environment 11 September 2018


Project to demonstrate hydrogen production using IMSR

Project to demonstrate hydrogen production using IMSR

Terrestrial Energy USA has partnered with utility Southern Company and several US Department of Energy national laboratories to investigate the production of hydrogen using its Integral Molten Salt Reactor.

New Nuclear 06 September 2018


UF6 transport package designs head for approvals

UF6 transport package designs head for approvals

Daher has applied for certification for its DN30 package to US regulators, while China Nuclear New Energy Nuclear Industry Engineering Co Ltd's XN740 UF6 transport package has completed a 9 metre drop test.

Regulation & Safety 04 September 2018