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Cold hydro testing for Vogtle 4 completed

Cold hydro testing for Vogtle 4 completed

Georgia Power has announced the successful completion of cold hydro testing for Vogtle unit 4, which it describes as a "another critical milestone along the path" to bringing online the first new nuclear units in the USA for more than 30 years. 

New Nuclear 08 December 2022


BWXT starts fuel production for microreactor

BWXT starts fuel production for microreactor

TRISO fuel produced at BWX Technologies Inc's Lynchburg facility in Virginia will power the Project Pele microreactor - the first microreactor to be built and operated in the USA.

Uranium & Fuel 08 December 2022


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NRC issues GEH renewed used fuel storage facility licence to 2042

NRC issues GEH renewed used fuel storage facility licence to 2042

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the licence to GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy America for the "possession, transfer and storage of radioactive material" at the Morris Operation Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation in Illinois.

Regulation & Safety 02 December 2022


Centrus Energy, DOE finalise HALEU contract

Centrus Energy, DOE finalise HALEU contract

The first phase of the USD150 million contract will see demonstration production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) at Piketon by the end of 2023. Centrus says it could scale up the facility to commercial production capacity, given sufficient funding.

Uranium & Fuel 02 December 2022


Construction of US radioisotope facility complete

Construction of US radioisotope facility complete

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes' facility in Beloit, Wisconsin, has been built with financial and technical support from the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. It will produce molybdenum-99 without using highly enriched uranium.

Corporate 30 November 2022


Peninsula Energy to restart Wyoming uranium operation

Peninsula Energy to restart Wyoming uranium operation

The company's Board of Directors has made the financial investment decision that will see production activities begin at the Lance project during the first quarter of 2023, for delivery into existing offtake contracts in the final quarter of the year.
 

Uranium & Fuel 24 November 2022


US facilities mark waste disposal progress

US facilities mark waste disposal progress

The first transuranic waste has been placed in a new panel at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. Meanwhile, the capacity of a landfill disposal facility for waste and radioactively contaminated debris from decontamination and demolition work at Idaho National Laboratory is to be increased.
 

Waste & Recycling 23 November 2022


NRC to review research reactor licence application

NRC to review research reactor licence application

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted Abilene Christian University's (ACU) application for permission to build a Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR) facility on the university’s campus in Abilene, Texas. The application is the first for a new US research reactor in more than 30 years, and the first ever for an advanced university research reactor.

New Nuclear 22 November 2022


Federal funding for Diablo Canyon but not for Palisades

Federal funding for Diablo Canyon but not for Palisades

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has been selected by the US Department of Energy to receive credits worth up to USD1.1 billion to enable the two-unit plant to remain in operation. But Holtec International's application for federal funding to allow it to restart the Palisades nuclear power plant has been unsuccessful.

Corporate 21 November 2022


NuScale updates project partners on US SMR plant costs

NuScale updates project partners on US SMR plant costs

The latest cost estimate for a project to build the first NuScale small modular reactor power plant in the USA underscores the need for scalable advanced nuclear technology that can produce cleaner, safer and cost competitive energy, the CEO of NuScale Power has said.

New Nuclear 21 November 2022