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Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Fuel transfer operations at the shut down San Onofre nuclear power plant in California can resume following approval by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Such operations were suspended following an incident last August during the lowering of a used fuel canister into a storage vault.

Waste & Recycling 22 May 2019


US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

The US Department of Energy should learn from the legacy of the NASA commercial orbital transportation services programme to return the USA to a leadership role in nuclear energy, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance says in a report issued today.

Nuclear Policies 21 May 2019


Xcel to seek extension of Monticello operation

Xcel to seek extension of Monticello operation

Utility Xcel Energy has announced plans for its last two remaining coal-fired power plants in the Upper Midwest region of the USA to retire 10 years earlier than previously planned while operation of its Monticello nuclear power plant will be extended by at least a decade.

Corporate 21 May 2019


New US uranium production and resource data released

New US uranium production and resource data released

The USA produced 33% less uranium in 2018 than 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration's 2018 Domestic Uranium Production Report. Meanwhile, Uranium One has published NI 43-101 technical reports including resource figures for five uranium exploration and development properties in Wyoming.

Uranium & Fuel 20 May 2019


Westinghouse leadership change announced

Westinghouse leadership change announced

José Emeterio Gutiérrez will step down as president and CEO of Westinghouse on 31 July, the company has announced. Patrick Fragman, currently group senior vice president at ABB Limited, will assume the roles from 19 August.

Corporate 17 May 2019


Santee Cooper claims ownership of Summer equipment

Santee Cooper claims ownership of Summer equipment

Santee Cooper has filed a federal complaint seeking a formal declaration that it is sole owner of equipment purchased for the abandoned VC Summer nuclear power plant construction project in South Carolina. The company has also asked the court to require Westinghouse provide it with certification documentation related to the equipment.

Corporate 15 May 2019


Shine breaks ground for US medical isotope facility

Shine breaks ground for US medical isotope facility

Shine Medical Isotopes yesterday broke ground on its first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Commercial production of isotopes, including molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is scheduled to begin in 2021.

New Nuclear 10 May 2019


Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 will shut down by 30 September as no state-level policy solution can now be enacted in time to reverse the premature retirement of the Pennsylvania plant, Exelon Generation announced yesterday.

Corporate 09 May 2019


Vogtle 3 plant equipment energised

Vogtle 3 plant equipment energised

Individual electrical components at Vogtle 3 are now permanently powered, Georgia Power announced yesterday. The completion of initial energisation represents a significant milestone as the US nuclear project moves from construction towards system operations.

New Nuclear 08 May 2019


New Frontier for computing at Oak Ridge

New Frontier for computing at Oak Ridge

The US Department of Energy has announced a USD600 million investment in a new supercomputer, to be named Frontier. It said the machine would enable "extreme scale scientific endeavours" to lead to "breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness and national security."

New Nuclear 08 May 2019