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EDF plans to sell stake in US joint venture

EDF plans to sell stake in US joint venture

France's EDF said today it will exercise an option to sell its 49.99% stake in Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, its joint venture with US utility Exelon. CENG owns five nuclear power reactors at three sites in the USA.

Corporate 20 November 2019


Framatome implements cavitation peening at Millstone

Framatome implements cavitation peening at Millstone

Framatome earlier this year applied its ultra-high pressure cavitation peening process on reactor vessel primary nozzles at Dominion Energy's Millstone nuclear power plant in Waterford, Connecticut. This marked the first underwater application of this maintenance technique on reactor pressure vessel nozzles to primary pipe welds.

Corporate 19 November 2019


Study proposes agenda for US decarbonisation

Study proposes agenda for US decarbonisation

Achieving net-zero emissions in the USA by 2050 will require action across society, a new report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has concluded. It recommends the development of innovative technologies including small advanced reactors and strong policies to ensure they are deployed, including a long-term federal framework and an economy-wide carbon pricing programme.

Energy & Environment 14 November 2019


US companies to cooperate on waste disposal technology

US companies to cooperate on waste disposal technology

Deep Isolation and NAC International are to cooperate in the design, development and manufacture of Deep Isolation's disposal canister technology.

Waste & Recycling 12 November 2019


Orano delivers transport cask for first US deployment

Orano delivers transport cask for first US deployment

Orano TN has delivered its first NUHOMS MP197HB transport cask, which it describes as the most advanced and versatile shielded transport cask in the USA for moving used nuclear fuel assemblies and low-level radioactive waste. It is also the only transport cask available to transport high burnup and damaged used nuclear fuel in the country.

Waste & Recycling 07 November 2019


GNF and X-energy team up to produce TRISO fuel

GNF and X-energy team up to produce TRISO fuel

Global Nuclear Fuel and X-energy are to collaborate to produce high-assay low-enriched uranium tristructural isotropic particle nuclear fuel, which they expect to be able to produce at lower costs than other potential manufacturers.
 

Uranium & Fuel 07 November 2019


Centrus signs HALEU contract with Department of Energy

Centrus signs HALEU contract with Department of Energy

US company Centrus Energy Corp has signed a three-year contract with the Department of Energy to deploy a cascade of centrifuges to demonstrate production of high-assay, low-enriched uranium fuel for advanced reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 06 November 2019


Trump starts USA's withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Trump starts USA's withdrawal from Paris Agreement

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday announced the country had begun the process to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change by submitting a formal notification to the United Nations. The withdrawal will take effect one year from delivery of the notification.

Energy & Environment 05 November 2019


Demolition of Oak Ridge centrifuge facility begins

Demolition of Oak Ridge centrifuge facility begins

Demolition of the most visible remaining structures at Oak Ridge's East Tennessee Technology Park - the Centrifuge Complex - has started as employees aim to finish major cleanup work at the site by the end of 2020.

Waste & Recycling 31 October 2019


SMRs expand energy choice, says Perry

SMRs expand energy choice, says Perry

Nuclear power can help nations attain energy security, diversity and decarbonisation, and the USA is "ready and willing" to offer its technology to achieve this, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told a US-EU High-Level Industrial Forum this week.

Energy & Environment 24 October 2019