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Production resumes at Metropolis

Regulation and Safety

27 August 2015

Full production has resumed at Honeywell's Metropolis uranium conversion plant in Illinois after a uranium hexafluoride leak earlier this month. The leak was caused by over-pressurization of a system that was undergoing maintenance at the time.

Keel-laying for new US nuclear ship

Other News

24 August 2015

Kennedy_keel_laying_(HII-Oxley)_48The keel for the US Navy's second Gerald Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the John F Kennedy, has been laid at a ceremony in Newport News, Virginia.

Vogtle 3 shield building takes shape

New Nuclear

20 August 2015

Vogtle 3 building panel installation 48The installation of shield building panels has begun at the first AP1000 unit under construction at the Vogtle plant in Georgia, USA. The shield building encases the unit's containment vessel.

Exelon units fail in capacity auction

Corporate

25 August 2015

Three of Exelon's nuclear power plants failed to clear in regional grid operator PJM's capacity auction for the 2018-2019 planning year, although the company's CEO described the overall auction results as encouraging.

Disposal beats MOX in US comparison

Waste and Recycling

21 August 2015

America is reconsidering how it will dispose of 34 tonnes of plutonium as the previous plan involving a MOX plant has been said to be twice as costly as a dilution and disposal option in a leaked Department of Energy report.

Major lift for Vogtle 3

New Nuclear

11 August 2015

Vogtle_3_CA01_lift_(Georgia_Power)_48US nuclear construction at Vogtle has reached another milestone with the lifting of Vogtle 3's CA01 module into place.