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Sandia simulates used fuel storage cask temperatures

Published: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:16:32 GMT

Dry cask simulator - 48A scaled test assembly that simulates a dry cask storage container for used nuclear fuel has been constructed by researchers at the USA's Sandia National Laboratories. It will be used to study how fuel temperatures change during storage and how the fuel's peak temperatures affect the integrity of the metal cladding surround the fuel.


US government to investigate uranium imports

Published: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:01:22 GMT

At the request of two domestic uranium producers, the US Department of Commerce has launched an investigation into whether "the present quantity and circumstances" of uranium imports threatens national security. However, the US nuclear energy industry has warned that a suggested quota on imports would have a significant financial impact on the country's reactor operators.


SNC-Lavalin, Holtec create decommissioning JV

Published: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:14:09 GMT

SNC-Lavalin and Holtec International group have formed a USA-based joint venture company to work on the accelerated decommissioning of retired nuclear power plants. The new company, Comprehensive Decommissioning International, is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.


Review of Le Creusot records passes milestone

Published: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:41:20 GMT

Creusot_Forge_(Areva)_64x48France's Framatome announced today that it has completed identifying and characterising deviations in all of the manufacturing records from the Le Creusot site for forgings used in French nuclear power plants. Manufacturing operations at the facility - which were suspended in December 2015 following the discovery of quality assurance issues - resumed in January.


Rovno unit 3 gets 20-year licence extension

Published: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:01:19 GMT

Rovno plant - 48The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved the extension by 20 years of the operating licence for unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant. The approval, which was granted by SNRC's board on 16 July, means the unit can operate until 11 December 2037. The regulator approved 20-year licence extensions of Rovno 1 and 2 in December 2010.


IAEA assesses Niger's progress on nuclear programme

Published: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:07:05 GMT

IAEA INIR mission to Niger - 48Niger has a strong commitment to developing the infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission team has concluded in its final report. The report from the mission - conducted in April - was submitted to the Nigerien government on 16 July.


Investment in new nuclear declines to five-year low

Published: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:31:03 GMT

Global energy investment fell for the third consecutive year in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency. Investment in nuclear power declined by nearly 45% last year to USD17 billion. Although spending on new reactors reached the lowest level in five years, investment on upgrades of existing units increased.


GEH receives federal funds for BWRX-300 development

Published: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:17:32 GMT

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is to receive USD1.9 million in funding from the US Department of Energy to lead research into ways to efficiently building a power plant based on GE Hitachi's BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The research team includes Bechtel, Exelon, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


INPRO meeting stresses importance of supply chain

Published: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:19:42 GMT

Experts from 31 of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Member States and three international organisations came together in Vienna this month to discuss good practices and common challenges in nuclear supply chains at a 'dialogue forum' organised by its International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles, the IAEA said yesterday.


Ukraine discusses 'energy bridge' with European Parliament

Published: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:10:22 GMT

Nedashkovsky and Dombrovsky at European Parliament - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has explained to the European Parliament the benefits of supporting the 'energy bridge' project. Ukraine expects to start supplying electricity to the EU network via the so-called energy bridge as early as next year, and to complete the project by 2025.