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MPC lid welding passes US regulatory inspection

MPC lid welding passes US regulatory inspection

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has for the first time accepted a single dry run inspection of multi-purpose canister (MPC) lid welding representing used fuel loading at multiple nuclear power plant sites. The welding dry run was conducted by Holtec International and Exelon Generation in support of Exelon's implementation of Holtec's dry cask storage systems at its Peach Bottom nuclear power plant. The systems are also planned for use at its Limerick, Ginna, Nine Mile Point and Calvert Cliffs plants.

Regulation & Safety 27 May 2020


Materion to supply coolant for Kairos molten salt reactor

Materion to supply coolant for Kairos molten salt reactor

Kairos Power of the USA has entered into a strategic collaboration with advanced materials supplier Materion Corporation to develop a reliable and cost-effective supply of coolant for its fluoride salt-cooled, high-temperature reactor (KP-FHR). Materion will supply beryllium fluoride, technical consultation, key interfaces and support services.

Corporate 27 May 2020


Final module installed at Vogtle 3

Final module installed at Vogtle 3

The final module - a 750,000 gallon (2.8 million litre) water tank - has been installed at Georgia Power's Vogtle unit 3. The CB-20 module is a major part of the AP1000 reactor's advanced passive safety system.

New Nuclear 26 May 2020


Energy Fuels looks to rare earths to enhance White Mesa operations

Energy Fuels looks to rare earths to enhance White Mesa operations

Energy Fuels Inc is continuing work on a programme to investigate using the USA's only currently operational conventional uranium mill, White Mesa, to process uranium and thorium-bearing rare earth element (REE) ores and recover uranium while producing REE concentrates.

Uranium & Fuel 22 May 2020


US senators urge extension to uranium import quota

US senators urge extension to uranium import quota

A bipartisan group of US Senators has called for the Department of Commerce to extend the Russian Suspension Agreement, as recommended by the Nuclear Fuel Working Group.

Uranium & Fuel 21 May 2020


Small reactors feasible in Puerto Rico, study concludes

Small reactors feasible in Puerto Rico, study concludes

Advanced nuclear reactors can meet Puerto Rico's unique energy needs by complementing renewable sources with zero-emission electricity resilient to extreme natural events, a preliminary feasibility study has concluded. The study - conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project - was funded by the US Department of Energy.

Nuclear Policies 21 May 2020


US uranium output falls 89% in 2019

US uranium output falls 89% in 2019

The USA produced a total of 0.17 million pounds U3O8 (65.4 tU) of uranium concentrate from all domestic sources in 2019, according to a newly published annual report from the US Energy Information Administration. This was 89% less than in 2018.

Uranium & Fuel 19 May 2020


X-energy TRISO-X fuel to be irradiated at MIT

X-energy TRISO-X fuel to be irradiated at MIT

X-energy's TRISO-X fuel is to be irradiated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Nuclear Reactor Laboratory's research reactor, the company has announced. Data from the irradiation testing will be used to support licensing of X-energy's Xe-100 and other TRISO-based reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 15 May 2020


US DOE launches advanced reactor demonstration programme

US DOE launches advanced reactor demonstration programme

A new programme launched today by the US Department of Energy will provide USD160 million initial funding, cost-shared with industry, for the construction of two demonstration advanced reactors that can be operational within the next five to seven years. This follows an appropriation by the US Congress of USD230 million in the 2020 budget to start a new demonstration programme for advanced reactors.

New Nuclear 14 May 2020


Major component installed at Vogtle 3

Major component installed at Vogtle 3

The integrated head package for Vogtle Unit 3 has been set into place on top of the reactor vessel, Georgia Power has announced. This follows the recent completion of open vessel testing for the AP1000 unit, which is one of two under construction at the site near Wayensboro, Georgia.
 

New Nuclear 14 May 2020