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Perry: Vogtle project is 'critically important'

Perry: Vogtle project is 'critically important'

The US Department of Energy has finalised further federal loan guarantees of USD3.7 billion for the continued construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4, Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced today during a visit to the construction site near Waynesboro, Georgia.

New Nuclear 22 March 2019


US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear generation peaked in 2018, says EIA

US nuclear power plants achieved their highest level of generation ever in 2018, despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

Nuclear Policies 22 March 2019


New England commits to value of nuclear

New England commits to value of nuclear

As two Connecticut utilities sign a contract assuring the continued operation of the Millstone nuclear power plant, the governors of the six states making up the region of New England have issued a document outlining their commitment to cooperate to maintain clean energy facilities including nuclear.

Nuclear Policies 18 March 2019


French, US regulators expand cooperation

French, US regulators expand cooperation

France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have signed an agreement to cooperate in emergency preparedness.

Regulation & Safety 15 March 2019


TRISO project clears first phase of loan guarantee process

TRISO project clears first phase of loan guarantee process

The US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office has invited X-energy to submit the second part of its application for a loan guarantee for the construction of a facility to fabricate TRISO-X fuel.

Uranium & Fuel 15 March 2019


India, USA document their commitment to new build

India, USA document their commitment to new build

India and the USA have committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US-designed nuclear power plants in India.

Nuclear Policies 14 March 2019


US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

US budget request supports Yucca Mountain

The US Administration's budget request for fiscal 2020, which begins on 1 October, seeks to restart the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing procedure for the Yucca Mountain geologic repository and also provides for the regulator to prepare for licensing advanced reactors.
 

Nuclear Policies 12 March 2019


DOE announces funds for overseas fusion research

DOE announces funds for overseas fusion research

The US Department of Energy Office of Science has announced USD30 million of funding for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science at to be carried out at international tokamak facilities.
 

New Nuclear 11 March 2019


US regulator issues annual plant assessments

US regulator issues annual plant assessments

All of the USA's 98 operating commercial reactors were in the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's two highest performance categories for 2018. Entergy's Pilgrim plant has returned to the highest operating level.

Regulation & Safety 08 March 2019


Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Cover marks milestone for US vitrification plant demolition

Installation of a final cover has marked the end of physical work associated with the demolition of a former vitrification plant at the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management's West Valley Demonstration Project, the only commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing plant to have operated in the USA.

Waste & Recycling 07 March 2019