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The national nuclear power regulator in France, Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN) has opened a public review of an order that would force utility giant EDF to review records involving any of the components in active nuclear power plants that were fabricated at the Le Creusot forge, which is owned by Areva.(read more)
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Amec Foster Wheeler said Friday that joint venture OneAIM had been awarded a 8 million, four-year contract to provide facility support, along with partner Inferserve, for the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria in northwest England.(read more)
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All the basic conditions are now in place for remediation work to begin at several uranium legacy sites in Kyrgyzstan after the country ratified a framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The European Union is to provide an initial contribution of €16.5 million (.4 million) for the work.
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Ukrainian state nuclear corporation Energoatom has this week hosted the working group created five years ago to achieve a zero-failure rate of nuclear fuel. The group visited the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.
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A Washington, DC-based organisation led by former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has called for greater federal-level recognition of the importance of the USA's nuclear energy supply chain to national security. In its first major report, Energy Future Initiatives recommends immediate government action to support and encourage existing and future new-build projects and strengthen the supply chain.
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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. Three of Taiwan's six reactors are offline due to political blocking.
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France's nuclear safety regulator has opened a public consultation on a draft decision governing the review of manufacturing files at Areva NP's Le Creusot forge. This draft decision requires EDF to examine the manufacturing records of all components produced by the facility that are in use at its operating nuclear power plants.
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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it had approved Tennessee Valley Authority’s request for a 14.3 percent increase in the generating capacity of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, Units 1, 2 and 3.(read more)
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Georgia Power announced Wednesday that the first steam generator has been placed at the Vogtle nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia.(read more)
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The first shipment of used nuclear fuel assemblies from Russian nuclear submarines has arrived at the radiochemical plant Mayak in Chelyabinsk, near the Ural Mountains, from the former base of the Russian Northern Fleet at Andreeva Bay.
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Russia 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.
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The first steam generator has been placed in the containment of Vogtle unit 3, the first major lift carried out since Southern Nuclear took charge of oversight activities at the AP1000 construction site in Georgia.
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South 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.
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Southern 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".
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The restart of units 3 and 4 at Kyushu Electirc Power Company's Genkai nuclear generating station is being postponed from this coming fall to later in the winter, possibly until early 2018, the company said.(read more)
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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a follow up confirmatory order to Westinghouse Electric Company that seeks to address ongoing concerns associated with the May 2016 discovery of a build up of uranium bearing material in a scrubber system at the Columbia Fuel Fabricating Facility in South Carolina.(read more)
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For the first time since 2012, processed and treated transuranic waste is leaving Oak Ridge’s Transuranic Waste Processing Center for permanent disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, the program's Office of Environmental Management said.(read more)
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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.
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The 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.
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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.
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A report from the Energy Futures Initiative, headed by former Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz, calls for greater support for nuclear power based on the premise that a strong commercial nuclear power sector is needed to ensure safety of material that has enormous potential for harm if it fell into the wrong hands.(read more)
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