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SCE&G withdraws petition to scrap Summer project

Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:29:51 GMT

Summer_2-3_Jan_2017_(SCEG)-48South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCG&E) has decided to withdraw its petition seeking permission from state regulators to abandon construction of two AP1000 reactors at its VC Summer plant. The move, the company said, would allow government officials to complete reviews of the project.


Taiwan power system fails on gas incident

Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:28:11 GMT

Half of Taiwan experienced a power outage yesterday and Minster of Economic Affairs Lee Chih-kung has resigned after a blunder at a large natural gas plant. Four of Taiwan's six reactors are offline due to political blocking.


SONGS settlement should stand, state regulator told

Published: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:48:27 GMT

SONGS aerial - 48Southern California Edison has notified the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that the parties in the San Onofre nuclear plant closure settlement were unable to reach agreement on possible changes the CPUC had unanimously approved in 2014. SCE has urged the commission to "affirm the existing settlement of issues related to the premature retirement of San Onofre in 2013 and bring closure to this protracted proceeding".


Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress

Published: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:08:22 GMT

50 Years of Victory - 48Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels. The Arktika was the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole, on 17 August, 1977. The seventh and largest Arktika class icebreaker - 50 Years of Victory - entered service in 2007 and is now on its way to the North Pole to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arktika's expedition.


Oak Ridge ships first TRU waste since 2012

Published: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:43:29 GMT

Oak_Ridge_WIPP_shipment_Aug_17-(DOE)-48The US Department of Energy's Transuranic Waste Processing Center, at Oak Ridge in Tennessee, has sent its first shipment of processed and treated transuranic waste since 2012 for permanent disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, in New Mexico.


Call for government to revitalise US nuclear industry

Published: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:59:22 GMT

The US government should hold "a structured conversation" with the country's nuclear industry on ways to restore and develop the sector, according to an essay from Mark Hibbs, senior fellow of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's nuclear policy program.


NRC issues order to Westinghouse fuel facility

Published: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:39:52 GMT

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a confirmatory order to Westinghouse following the May 2016 discovery of an accumulation of uranium-bearing material at a fuel fabrication facility. The regulator has said it will not issue a civil penalty or cite the company for violations because of the commitments Westinghouse has made under the order.


Holtec completes main work at Vermont Yankee

Published: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:31:04 GMT

The USA's Holtec International has announced the early completion of all major civil construction work associated with the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) expansion project at Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The facility is undergoing complete defueling of its pool as a prelude to decommissioning.


Major components installed at final Barakah unit

Published: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:37:50 GMT

Barakah_4_SG_signing_(Enec)-48The final reactor vessel and steam generators have been installed at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant. Installation of the major components sees the fourth unit at the site pass 52% completion, while the overall project is now over 82% complete.


Canadian, US nuclear regulators enhance cooperation

Published: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:14:16 GMT

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission are to expand their existing cooperation. Under a recently-signed memorandum of understanding, they will enhance their exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety matters.