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GE Hitachi unveils remote uncoupling tool


25 March 2015

GE-Hitachi - remote operator - 48GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has unveiled a remotely-operated tool that enables nuclear technicians to complete tasks at the bottom of nuclear reactors more quickly and safely. The tool has been shown to reduce radiation dose associated with uncoupling control rods from their associated blades by as much as 60%.

Watts Bar 2 gets licensing nod from NRC committee

New Nuclear

16 February 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority has reached a "critical regulatory step" towards the start up of the USA's first new nuclear power reactor in 20 years.

Russia urges continued cooperation with USA

Nuclear Policies

22 January 2015

Russia and the USA have a "special responsibility" to ensure the safety and security of nuclear materials, preventing them from falling into the hands of terrorist organizations, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said today.

US NRC could shrink by 10% in five years, says report


19 February 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) could be about 10% smaller in 2020 on a "declining interest" in nuclear power in the USA. The projection is contained in the Project Aim 2020 report the agency released yesterday.

US policymakers starting to address market issues, says NEI

Nuclear Policies

13 February 2015

There has been a "significant evolution in thinking in a relatively short period of time" among US federal regulators, state officials and regional transmission organizations to address the market issues negatively impacting nuclear power plants in the USA, Marvin Fertel, CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute said yesterday.

Argonne unveils advanced nuclear reactor design cooperation

New Nuclear

08 January 2015

The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will work with three of the world's leading nuclear products and services companies on projects that could unlock the potential of advanced nuclear reactor designs.