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Final used fuel transfer marks SONGS decommissioning milestone

Final used fuel transfer marks SONGS decommissioning milestone

The final canister of used fuel from the shut-down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has now been transferred into dry storage, marking a milestone for the decommissioning of the California site.

Waste & Recycling 11 August 2020


USNC, Korean companies to develop micro modular reactors

USNC, Korean companies to develop micro modular reactors

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation of the USA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. The five-year agreement outlines goals for development of technologies that enhance the ability of the USNC Micro Modular Reactor to produce and deliver carbon-free power, heat and hydrogen.

New Nuclear 05 August 2020


Judge upholds Virginia's uranium mining ban

Judge upholds Virginia's uranium mining ban

Virginia's 38-year-old moratorium on uranium mining will continue following a district court ruling in a case challenging its constitutionality. Virginia Uranium Inc first brought the state suit in 2015 in its effort to mine what it claims is the largest known uranium deposit in the USA.

Uranium & Fuel 04 August 2020


US report highlights nuclear export opportunities

US report highlights nuclear export opportunities

Exports of nuclear energy equipment and technology to meet the needs projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change could be worth USD1.3-1.9 trillion to the USA over the period to 2050, a new report by consulting firm UxC has concluded.

Corporate 31 July 2020


Nuclear-powered rover takes off for Mars

Nuclear-powered rover takes off for Mars

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rover, which will be powered by a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator developed at the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, will land on Mars to begin exploration in February 2021.

New Nuclear 30 July 2020


INL seeks industry partners for lunar nuclear power system

INL seeks industry partners for lunar nuclear power system

Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC, the managing and operating contractor for the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory, has issued a request for information on a fission surface power system that can be operated on the Moon.

New Nuclear 27 July 2020


US Senate passes Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

US Senate passes Nuclear Energy Leadership Act

The US Senate has passed the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) after it was included as an amendment to an act authorising defence appropriations and policies for fiscal 2021. NELA aims to re-establish US leadership in nuclear energy, with a focus on the demonstration of advanced reactors.

Nuclear Policies 27 July 2020


USA lifts nuclear finance ban

USA lifts nuclear finance ban

The USA has lifted its legacy prohibition on funding nuclear energy projects overseas. The US International Development Finance Corporation changed its Environmental and Social Policy and Procedures following a 30-day public consultation period.

Nuclear Policies 24 July 2020


US agencies agree to work together on ISL regulation

US agencies agree to work together on ISL regulation

The USA's Environmental Protection Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission aim to improve their coordination and cooperation in the regulation of uranium extraction using in-situ recovery methods through a new Memorandum of Understanding.

Regulation & Safety 24 July 2020


Ohio legislator charged in racketeering case

Ohio legislator charged in racketeering case

Five people, including the Speaker of Ohio's House of Representatives, have been charged in a federal racketeering conspiracy involving USD60 million related to legislation passed last year to provide financial support to two nuclear power plants.

Corporate 23 July 2020