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US Navy commissions new nuclear ship

Other News

24 July 2017

USS_Gerald_R_Ford_commissioning-(US_Navy)-48The US Navy's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier - the Gerald R Ford - has been formally commissioned by President Donald Trump at a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia.

NRC approves safety platform for NuScale SMR

Regulation and Safety

18 July 2017

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that the highly integrated protection system (HIPS) platform developed for NuScale Power's small modular reactor is acceptable for use in plant safety-related instrumentation and control systems.

USA to launch advanced manufacturing centre

New Nuclear

17 July 2017

Concurrent Technologies Corp plans to launch a Centre for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing to fill the "critical gap" that exists in providing proven applied advanced manufacturing technologies in the emerging field of small modular reactors and advanced reactors.

Lawsuits against Illinois legislation dismissed

Nuclear Policies

19 July 2017

A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits seeking an invalidation of the State of Illinois' zero emission credit program. Introduced last year as part of the states' Future Energy Jobs bill, the program provides financial support to Exelon's Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear power plants.

SNC-Lavalin and Holtec team up on SMR development

New Nuclear

18 July 2017

SMR-160_(Holtec)_48The USA's Holtec International has signed a teaming agreement with Canada's SNC-Lavalin to collaborate in the development of Holtec's SMR-160 small modular reactor.

Vogtle 2 to load chromia fuel

Uranium and Fuel

13 July 2017

Vogtle_1_2_(Southern-NRC)-48Advanced fuel assemblies featuring chromia-doped fuel pellets and chromium-coated fuel cladding are to be loaded into a US nuclear power reactor. The fuel, developed by Areva NP under the US Department of Energy's Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel program, will be loaded into the Vogtle 2 plant in Georgia.