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Korsnick calls for concerted nuclear advocacy effort

Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 14:21:16 GMT

Maria Korsnick - NEA2017 - 48The US nuclear energy industry must work together to strengthen existing relationships and build new coalitions among supporters of nuclear energy's different attributes, according to Nuclear Energy Institute president and CEO Maria Korsnick.


UK public have say on revised Wylfa Newydd design

Published: Wed, 24 May 2017 12:33:55 GMT

Revised Wylfa Newydd plant design - 48Horizon Nuclear Power has today launched the third formal consultation on its planned Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant on the Isle of Anglesey. The public will be able to give their opinion on the latest proposals for the project, including a more compact plant design.


IAEA notes improvements in Czech regulatory framework

Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:43:40 GMT

IAEA IRRS misison to Czech Republic - 48The Czech Republic has significantly enhanced its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent years, but work remains in implementing the country's new Atomic Act, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded.


Cover installed over collapsed Hanford tunnel

Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 14:36:02 GMT

Hanford_tunnel_cover_(DOE_Hanford)-48A protective plastic cover has been installed at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site over the roof of a tunnel that partially collapsed earlier this month. The cover will provide additional protection while longer-term risk mitigation measures are developed and implemented at the site in Washington State.


European consortium completes first Iter magnet

Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:10:02 GMT

Iter_TF_coil_magnet_May_2017_(F4E)-48The first of 18 toroidal field coils has been made in Europe. Gigantic superconducting magnets, they will generate the magnetic cage to contain the Iter fusion reactor's plasma.


Swiss voters approve gradual nuclear phase out

Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:26:11 GMT

Switzerland voted in a referendum yesterday to approve a revision to the country's energy policy that promotes the use of renewable energy sources and energy conservation. The revised Federal Energy Act also prohibits the construction of new nuclear power plants.


Mixed progress for Ohio legislation

Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 16:05:19 GMT

Perry-(First_Energy-NRC)_48The Ohio Senate yesterday held its first hearing on legislation supporting the continued operation of the state's nuclear power plants, while a House committee suspended its own hearings on the same legislation. Meanwhile, business and community leaders, conservationists and scientists have written to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calling for nuclear to be included in the company's definition of "renewables" to help keep Ohio's nuclear power plants operating.


ČEZ creates new nuclear energy division

Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 13:42:10 GMT

Czech utility ČEZ has decided to split its nuclear operations from its existing Generation Division into a new Nuclear Energy Division. The nuclear division will be led by the current director of the Temelín nuclear power plant.


ANS urges support for continued nuclear operation

Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 13:46:50 GMT

Nuclear power plants are key national assets and are vital to the USA's security and economic prosperity, according to a newly issued position statement from the American Nuclear Society. The organisation has called for policies, laws, market reforms and governmental support to ensure the continued operation of the country's existing nuclear fleet.


UK parties make scant reference to nuclear power

Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 16:11:44 GMT

The manifestos of the three leading political parties in the UK contain few direct references to nuclear power. The documents were published this week as part of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat campaigning ahead of the general election on 8 June. Their campaigns have been dominated by the prospect of two years of Brexit talks with the European Union.