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Report outlines Ontario nuclear refurbishment benefits and risks

Published: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:47:35 GMT

Bruce B aerial - 48A new report by Ontario's Financial Accountability Office has confirmed the province's plan to refurbish ten nuclear reactors at Bruce and Darlington, and extend the life of six reactors at Pickering, will provide the a long-term supply of relatively low-cost, low emissions electricity over the period to 2064.


Quality assurance issues affect French and Swiss plants

Published: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:07:47 GMT

Leibstadt_(KKL)-48A small number of fuel rods supplied to reactors in France and Switzerland have been affected by quality control issues. EDF Group said today that Areva had notified it of quality control deviations on certain rods, which meant the supplier was unable to demonstrate that quality control to substantiate that the leak tightness of those rods had been properly performed.


US conversion plant suspends UF6 production

Published: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:23:08 GMT

Honeywell is temporarily to suspend uranium hexafluoride production at its Metropolis, Illinois plant pending an improvement in business conditions, the company announced yesterday. The USA's only uranium conversion plant has been in a scheduled outage since October.


Turbine island construction for Hualong One

Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:18:58 GMT

Fanchenggang 3 turbine concrete pour, November 2017 (CGN) 72x48Two teams in a 40-hour operation have poured the basemat for the turbine building of China's Fangchenggang 2, the first Hualong One unit.


US Q3 uranium production falls by 17%

Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:17:40 GMT

US_Q3_uranium_2017_(EIA)-48US uranium production for 2017 to date is down 17% from the same period in 2016, according to the US Energy Information Administration's latest quarterly Domestic Uranium Production Report. Meanwhile, the US Geological Survey has found uranium-bearing calcrete formations in the USA for the first time.


Toshiba seeks third party route to settling claims

Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:29:28 GMT

Toshiba Corporation has decided to "explore alternatives" to selling to a third party its claims against Westinghouse Electric Company. This would allow the Japanese electronics company to "significantly reduce the internal resources that it is required to allocate to WEC’s rehabilitation proceedings, and to focus them on cultivating its new businesses".


Upgrade allows continued operation of Ringhals units

Published: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:37:38 GMT

Ringhals 3 and 4 - 48Some SEK900 million ($107 million) will be invested in installing independent core cooling systems at units 3 and 4 of the Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. The legally-required safety upgrade will enable the two reactors to continue operating beyond 2020.


SCE&G proposes gas, solar for Summer replacement

Published: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:38:21 GMT

Summer_2_final_ring_June_2017_(SCEG)_48South Carolina Electric & Gas Company has unveiled a proposal that would see some of the capacity that should have been provided by the VC Summer nuclear power plant project replaced with gas and solar generation. The company's shareholders would absorb the net construction costs of the abandoned nuclear project.


IAEA knows more about Iran thanks to JCPOA

Published: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:22:28 GMT

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has led to a significant reduction in Iran's nuclear activities while enabling the International Atomic Energy Agency to increase its knowledge of the country's nuclear programme, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in a speech at Harvard University.


NASA to test prototype Kilopower reactor

Published: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:05:22 GMT

Prototype Kilopower reactor - 48The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will this month start testing uranium-fuelled Stirling engines for use in possible future missions to Mars. The technology has been developed as part of the Kilopower project.