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US brings accident-tolerant fuel target nearer

Uranium and Fuel

20 April 2018

The US Nuclear Energy Institute reported yesterday that coordination among the various entities involved in the development of accident-tolerant fuels has "progressed to the point that all stakeholders now agree on the feasibility of a 2023 timeline". Citing speakers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 12 April briefing on ATF, the NEI said US research, development and licensing frameworks "need to undergo a paradigm shift" to accelerate the way innovative nuclear technologies such as ATF are brought to market.

India, USA to collaborate on neutrino science

Nuclear Policies

17 April 2018

Perry-Basu - April 2018 - 48India and the USA have signed an agreement enabling their scientists to collaborate on the development and construction of different types of neutrino detectors.

Uranium operations look to improve performance

Uranium and Fuel

09 April 2018

Peninsula Energy Limited has formally submitted a request to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to amend its existing permit to allow the use of a low-pH recovery solution at the Lance uranium project in Wyoming, USA. This is expected to increase recovery rates and improve the cost profile of the project. Meanwhile, a study has highlighted the potential of membrane separation to improve economics at GoviEx Uranium's Madouela project in Niger.

Report highlights impact of US nuclear plant closures

Energy and Environment

17 April 2018

Davis-Besse - 48The announced closure of four nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania will lead to increased emissions of carbon dioxide and air pollutants, according to a report released by the Brattle Group. The retirement of the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse, Perry and Three Mile Island plants will also mean higher electricity costs for residents, and the loss of thousands of jobs.

New Jersey passes ZEC legislation

Nuclear Policies

13 April 2018

PSEG_supporters_NJ_legislature_(@PSEGNews)-48New Jersey legislators yesterday passed bills establishing a zero emissions certificate programme that will recognise and compensate eligible nuclear power plants for their zero-carbon attributes and contribution to fuel diversity.

Toshiba sells Westinghouse-related assets in USA

Corporate

06 April 2018

Japan's Toshiba announced today that it has completed the sale to Brookfield of its shareholding in Toshiba Nuclear Energy Holdings (US) Inc - the indirect holding company of Westinghouse Electric Company. The sale is independent of Brookfield's acquisition of Westinghouse and some of its affiliates.