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Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Average total generating costs for nuclear energy in 2017 in the USA were at their lowest since 2008, according to a study released by the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Nuclear Policies 12 November 2018


Union of Concerned Scientists calls for policy to preserve nuclear

Union of Concerned Scientists calls for policy to preserve nuclear

The Union of Concerned Scientists has called for federal and state policies in the USA to help preserve safely operating nuclear power plants that are at risk of premature closure to ensure their low-carbon energy is not replaced by fossil fuels.

Energy & Environment 09 November 2018


SPIC and Westinghouse agree to cooperate

SPIC and Westinghouse agree to cooperate

China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding for "global cooperation" in nuclear energy with Westinghouse Electric Company of the USA.

Corporate 09 November 2018


Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico to consider nuclear power

Hurricane-hit Puerto Rico to consider nuclear power

The majority New Progressive Party in Puerto Rico's House of Representatives yesterday introduced a resolution instructing the chamber’s Government Committee to investigate the possibility of building nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 06 November 2018


Idaho proposed for HALEU fuel fabrication

Idaho proposed for HALEU fuel fabrication

The US Department of Energy is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment for a proposal to fabricate nuclear fuel at Idaho National Laboratory to support US efforts to develop and deploy new reactor technologies.

Uranium & Fuel 02 November 2018


Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Decommissioning milestone for space fuel plant

Equipment contaminated with plutonium from the manufacturing of fuel for deep space missions has been removed from the 235-F building at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, marking a milestone in reducing risk at the South Carolina facility.

Waste & Recycling 01 November 2018


Vanadium drives uranium project developments

Vanadium drives uranium project developments

As vanadium prices increase, uranium miners in the USA and elsewhere are looking to capitalise on the vanadium that is co-present with uranium in certain deposits to add value to their operations.

Uranium & Fuel 30 October 2018


US utility uses drones for nuclear plant inspections

US utility uses drones for nuclear plant inspections

Xcel Energy is using unmanned aircraft to assist in inspections at the company’s nuclear facilities in Minnesota, achieving safety and cost benefits.

Regulation & Safety 29 October 2018


GE secures funding for advanced fuel development

GE secures funding for advanced fuel development

The US Department of Energy has awarded a USD33.7 million project to continue the development of advanced fuel rod technologies to GE's Global Research Center. The new fuel, using the IronClad and ARMOR advanced fuel solutions, will be developed in partnership with three US national laboratories.

Uranium & Fuel 26 October 2018


NEI to review US-China export policy

NEI to review US-China export policy

The US Nuclear Energy Institute is working to determine the impact of the US government's recently announced policy framework for civil nuclear cooperation with China. Careful implementation is critical to mitigate commercial harms, the NEI's Dan Lipman said.

Nuclear Policies 25 October 2018