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SCE&G proposes gas, solar for Summer replacement


17 November 2017

Summer_2_final_ring_June_2017_(SCEG)_48South Carolina Electric & Gas Company has unveiled a proposal that would see some of the capacity that should have been provided by the VC Summer nuclear power plant project replaced with gas and solar generation. The company's shareholders would absorb the net construction costs of the abandoned nuclear project.

US test reactor resumes operations

Regulation and Safety

16 November 2017

TREAT-restart_(INL)-48A test reactor at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory was restarted yesterday after more than 20 years on standby. The Transient Reactor Test Facility, used to test nuclear fuels and materials under extreme conditions, had not operated since being shut down in 1994.

Public Service Commission begins Vogtle hearings

New Nuclear

08 November 2017

Vogtle_3_containment_Oct17_(Georgia_Power)-48The recent mitigation of some of the risks connected with the construction of Vogtle 3 and 4 have further strengthened the case for proceeding with the project, its owners told the Georgia Public Service Commission this week. The PSC will make a decision on the project's future as part of the 17th Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report, for which it is currently holding public hearings.

NASA to test prototype Kilopower reactor

Other News

17 November 2017

Prototype Kilopower reactor - 48The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will this month start testing uranium-fuelled Stirling engines for use in possible future missions to Mars. The technology has been developed as part of the Kilopower project.

Second licence renewal for Virginia units


14 November 2017

North_Anna_(NRC-Dominion)-48Dominion Energy Virginia yesterday notified the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it intends to relicense the North Anna nuclear power plant for a second time, as part of its strategy to maintain lower carbon emissions in Virginia. The additional 20-year term would give North Anna's two reactors an operating period of up to 80 years.

Sale consolidates Reno Creek uranium assets

Uranium and Fuel

03 November 2017

Energy Fuels is to sell its North Reno Creek uranium project in Wyoming to Uranium Energy Corporation for $5.39 million. The property is adjacent to the fully permitted Reno Creek project acquired by UEC earlier this year and the sale consolidates UEC's position in the region.