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CGN takes Taishan 1 offline following fuel failure

Published: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 15:25:44 GMT

China General Nuclear announced today it is taking unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province offline to replace damaged fuel rods. Last month, an increase in the concentration of noble gases in the primary circuit of the EPR was attributed to a few damaged fuel rods.


Monitoring Fukushima radiation on land and sea

Published: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:43:23 GMT

Japanese laboratories monitoring radionuclides in seawater, marine sediment and fish near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continue to produce reliable data, according to a new International Atomic Energy Agency report. Meanwhile, Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to rear fish in treated radioactive water from the plant to demonstrate its safety. A University of Georgia study has shown that radioactive contamination in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone can be measured through its resident snakes.


US regulator issues FEIS for Texas interim storage facility

Published: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 14:17:59 GMT

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final environmental impact statement on Interim Storage Partners, LLC's application to build and operate a consolidated interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel in Texas. The regulator recommends granting a licence for the facility.


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Spain's Ascó plant

Published: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:05:55 GMT

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of the long-term operational safety of the Ascó nuclear power plant in Spain. The team reviewed implementation of recommendations made during a previous review mission and assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.


Ranking energy security risks for the net-zero age

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:32:34 GMT

A new study published yesterday by the New Nuclear Watch Institute finds that the "supposed dependency concerns" associated with the host-vendor relationship in the nuclear energy sector are "historically and practically unfounded". The report - Energy Security in the Age of Net-Zero Ambitions and the System Value of Nuclear Power - focuses on the issue of energy security and the important contributions that nuclear power can make towards maintaining and strengthening it as energy systems decarbonise, both along the various transition pathways that energy systems have started upon and at their eventual low-carbon endpoint.


Cameco updates 2021 outlook following Cigar Lake restart

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:20:04 GMT

Cameco expects to produce up to 12 million pounds U3O8 (4616 tU), on a 100% basis, this year provided there are no further disruptions due to COVID-19, forest fires or any other cause, the Canadian company said yesterday in its quarterly results call.


Helion prepares to build seventh fusion prototype

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:53:13 GMT

Fusion energy developer Helion Energy has broken ground on a new facility in Everett, Washington, which will house its seventh generation fusion prototype, known as Polaris. Construction of the facility, which will also produce helium-3 fuel, is expected to be completed in early-2022. Meanwhile, General Fusion and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories are to collaborate on the development of tritium extraction techniques for use in commercial fusion power plants.


Vogtle in-service dates and cost forecast revised

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:26:25 GMT

Georgia Power today said it now projects an in-service date in the second quarter of 2022 for Vogtle unit 3 and in the first quarter of 2023 for Vogtle unit 4, three-to-four months later than previously expected for each unit. The total project capital cost forecast has been revised to reflect the updated schedule, resulting in a USD460 million increase to Georgia Power. Meanwhile, hot functional testing has been completed at Vogtle 3.
 


UK sets out approach to AMR demonstrator

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:30:25 GMT

The UK government today published a Call for Evidence that sets out its suggested approach to building the first advanced modular reactor demonstrator. This will specifically explore high temperature gas reactors as the most promising model for the demonstration programme, which ministers are investing GBP170 million (USD237 million) into delivering by the early 2030s.


Exelon files decommissioning plans for Illinois plants

Published: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:22:16 GMT

Exelon Generation yesterday announced the filing of Post Shutdown Decommissioning Activity Reports for its Byron and Dresden plants, due to shut later this year, with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. PSDARs set out long-term site restoration plans for the stations after they shut down, and their filing is one of the final regulatory steps before plant closure.