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Reactor vessel in place at Summer unit 2

New Nuclear

31 August 2016

Summer_2_RPV_(Scana)-48VC Summer unit 2's reactor vessel was placed inside the unit's containment yesterday, the first such operation to take place in the USA in over 30 years.

US advanced reactor developers team up

New Nuclear

23 August 2016

X-energy and Southern Nuclear Operating Company have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on development and commercialization of their respective advanced reactor designs.

US quarterly uranium production up

Uranium and Fuel

16 August 2016

US_2016_Q2_U_production_(EIA)-48The US produced more uranium in the second quarter of 2016 than in the first, according to the latest update from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Production for the first half of 2016 remained lower than the same period in 2015.

Uranium separation resumes at Savannah River Site

Waste and Recycling

24 August 2016

First Cycle at H Canyon - 48A facility for separating uranium from used research reactor fuel at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina has restarted for the first time in five years. The extracted uranium will be used in new fuel for nuclear power plants.

Largest module in place at second Vogtle AP1000

New Nuclear

23 August 2016

Vogtle 4 CA20 module - 48The largest module has been installed at the Vogtle 4 nuclear construction project in the US state of Georgia. Emplacement of the CA20 module marks the heaviest lift at the project so far this year.

Regulator sets out corrective actions for fabrication plant

Regulation and Safety

16 August 2016

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has outlined corrective actions to be completed before Westinghouse's nuclear fuel fabrication facility in Columbia, South Carolina can resume some of its uranium processing operations following the discovery of a build-up of uranium in a plant component.