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Obama seeks to terminate MOX project at Savannah River

Uranium and Fuel

10 February 2016

MFFF - January 2016 - 48US President Barack Obama wants to scrap the Department of Energy's project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina that was designed to take plutonium no longer needed for nuclear weapons and turn it into fuel for commercial nuclear reactors.

GEH wins $70 million contract to service Browns Ferry


04 December 2015

Browns Ferry (TVA)_48The Tennessee Valley Authority has awarded GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) a contract worth more than $70 million to provide outage services for units 1, 2 and 3 of the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant.

TerraPower, CNNC team up on travelling wave reactor

New Nuclear

25 September 2015

US-based TerraPower has signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to develop its travelling wave reactor (TWR).

Peninsula completes first uranium delivery via Strata

Uranium and Fuel

07 January 2016

Peninsula Energy Ltd has announced first delivery of uranium under its wholly owned subsidiary Strata Energy Inc's 2011 sale and purchase agreement with an unnamed US utility. In-situ uranium recovery operations began from the Ross Permit Area of the Lance Projects in Wyoming, USA on 2 December.

Areva to supply fuel assemblies for NuScale SMR

New Nuclear

03 December 2015

Areva Inc has signed a contract to manufacture fuel assemblies for NuScale Power LLC's small modular reactor (SMR) technology, the two companies announced yesterday. Mechanical and thermal hydraulic testing of these new fuel assemblies are underway as part of Oregon, USA-based NuScale's design certification application, which is planned for submission to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in late 2016.

Areva Med starts building US facility for lead-212 production

Regulation and Safety

23 September 2015

Areva Med new US lead-212 facility - 48Areva Med, the subsidiary of French engineering company Areva for the development of cancer treatments, has begun construction of its second lead-212 production facility.