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Operating licence granted for Reno Creek project

Uranium and Fuel

27 February 2017

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued an operating licence to AUC LLC for the Reno Creek in-situ leach uranium project in Campbell County, Wyoming.

FirstEnergy supports zero-emission credits for Ohio


24 February 2017

Davis-Besse_(Fenoc-NRC)-48FirstEnergy Corporation is advocating for Ohio to pass legislation recognising the zero-emission benefits of nuclear power, while acknowledging that it does not expect to remain the long-term owner of the state's only operating nuclear power plants. The company has confirmed it will withdraw from the competitive electricity market.

Waste shipments to WIPP expected to resume soon

Waste and Recycling

16 February 2017

WIPP (DOE) 48The shipment of transuranic wastes from generator sites to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico is set to resume in April. The US Department of Energy expects a total of 128 shipments to be made to WIPP over the next 12 months.

Vogtle operation dates rescheduled


24 February 2017

Vogtle_3_equipment_hatch_Feb17_(Georgia_Pwr)-48Commercial operation dates for Vogtle units 3 and 4 have been put back to December 2019 and September 2020 respectively, Southern Company said on 22 February. These dates are six and three months later than previously expected.

US consortium calls for public-private SMR support

New Nuclear

20 February 2017

A consortium of small modular reactor developers and customers has issued a policy statement setting out the benefits of public-private partnerships to facilitate the commercialisation and export of US-designed SMRs.

Westinghouse reassures Summer plant owners


15 February 2017

Vogtle_3_CA01_lift_(SCE&G)-48Westinghouse Electric Company and its "parent guarantor" Toshiba Corp are committed to completing the two new Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power units under construction in Jenkinsville, South Carolina. SCANA Corp said yesterday its main subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, and VC Summer Nuclear Station co-owner, Santee Cooper, had received this "reaffirmation".