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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

White House Launches Initiatives to Bolster New Nuclear Deployments

May 30, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The White House has unveiled a suite of new measures aimed at slashing risks associated with new nuclear reactor development and construction, underscoring its policy push to champion nuclear. At a May 29 White House summit that showcased recent policy […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Congress Wants to Solve Nuclear Waste. The Solutions Are Known. 

May 23, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

It’s welcome that the U.S. House of Representatives in April revived policy discussions over nuclear waste. Our organizations support nuclear energy as a tool of economic opportunity and emissions reduction, and we believe that nuclear’s sustainable expansion is necessary for […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

High-Burnup Nuclear Fuel Rods Delivered for Examination After Having Completed Three Cycles of Commercial Operation

May 9, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

High-burnup fuel rods, manufactured by GE Vernova’s Nuclear Fuel business, Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), have been delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for examination after commercial operation. The rods completed three full cycles […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Supply Chain for the BWRX-300 SMR Takes Shape

April 30, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is forming a group of qualified supply chain companies to help ensure the deployment of its BWRX-300 small nuclear modular reactor (SMR). The move comes as power companies vie for components amid a supply chain […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

NRC Advances Rule to Streamline Advanced Nuclear Reviews

April 24, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has voted to codify proposed changes to streamline a key environmental review process for advanced nuclear reactors. Nuclear advocates lauded the measure as one of the regulator’s most important actions in 2024. The NRC on […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Massive Electrical and Instrumentation Contract Awarded for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Project

April 17, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

BGEN, one of the UK’s largest engineering firms, has been awarded an £84 million project by GE Steam Power Systems to provide electrical and instrumentation solutions to Hinkley Point C (HPC), which is a two-unit EPR nuclear power station under […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Molten Salt Reactor Technology Solves Several Nuclear Industry Problems

April 9, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Molten salt reactors (MSRs) represent a fascinating intersection of nuclear history and modern innovation. The concept of using molten salts as both a coolant and fuel carrier dates back to the 1950s, with the pioneering work of Alvin Weinberg and […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Long-Awaited Milestone: Fuel Loading Begins at India’s Prototype Fast Nuclear Reactor

April 2, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Fuel loading at the domestically developed PFBR site (Figure 1) adjacent to the Madras Atomic Power Station was witnessed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 4. “Upon completion of the core loading, the first approach to criticality will be […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Palisades Nuclear Plant on Path to Recommissioning by 2025

March 27, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Loan Programs Office (LPO) announced a conditional commitment of up to $1.52 billion for a loan guarantee to Holtec Palisades LLC to finance the restoration and resumption of service of the Palisades Power Plant, an […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

UK Companies See Major Opportunity in Nuclear Supply Chain

March 21, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The UK government has ambitions for 24 GW of nuclear energy by 2050 to help in providing energy security for the UK and for meeting its net-zero goals. Among groups helping to revive and expand the UK’s nuclear industry is […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Improving Nuclear Plant Construction Processes: How to Build Projects More Efficiently

February 15, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

If you have paid any attention to nuclear power plant construction projects over the years, you know that there is a long history of cost overruns and schedule delays on many of them. In fact, many nuclear power plants that […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New glass-ceramic composite shows promise for safer storage of nuclear waste

February 9, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A new glass-ceramic composite shows great promise for the safer storage of nuclear waste. “Simply put, we want to find the best candidate for containing nuclear waste,” explains Mehrnaz Mikhchian, a University of Saskatchewan Ph.D. student who has published findings […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Iran Starts Construction of Four New Nuclear Power Plants

February 2, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Iran’s state-run news service said the country has started construction on four new nuclear power units. The IRNA agency on Feb. 1 reported that the four reactors would have expected total generation capacity of about 5,000 MW. Iran, whose nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Residents ask for a full examination of damage to a Japanese nuclear plant caused by a recent quake

February 2, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A group of residents of towns near Japanese nuclear plants submitted a petition on Friday asking regulators to halt safety screening for the restart of idled reactors until damage to a plant that partially lost external power and spilled radioactive […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Report: Biden Administration Will Provide $1.5 Billion for Palisades Nuclear Restart

January 31, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan could be another step closer to restarting, with reports saying the Biden administration in February will announce $1.5 billion in funding for the project. Holtec International Corp. purchased the 800-MW facility from Entergy […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Flagship UK Nuclear Project Shows Us The Problem With A Nuclear First Decarbonization Strategy

January 30, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

A recent article at Renew Economy, an Australian publication that follows the change to renewables, shows us the practical problems with focusing on new nuclear plants instead of alternatives, like solar and wind with battery storage. As is often the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Prodigy and Westinghouse Targeting Launch of eVinci Floating Nuclear Plant in Canada by 2030

January 24, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

Westinghouse has revealed it is designing a transportable nuclear power plant (TNPP) featuring an eVinci microreactor with Canadian firm Prodigy Clean Energy, aiming to deliver a first project in Canada by 2030. The project will potentially integrate a single or […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

SMR Developer X-Energy Completes Canadian Pre-Licensing Milestone, Projects Look Promising

January 18, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

X-Energy Reactor Co. LLC, a developer of advanced small modular nuclear reactors and fuel technology for clean energy generation, reported on Jan. 17 that it has successfully completed milestones in the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC’s) pre-licensing Vendor Design Review […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

UK Eyes Domestic HALEU Nuclear Fuel Production as Global Interest Ramps Up

January 10, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The UK may be poised to become the first European country to launch domestic production of high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU). New funding announced by the country’s government this week signifies global momentum to establish a reliable supply of the specialist […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

SMR Leader NuScale Cuts 154 Jobs as Nuclear Company Restructures

January 8, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

NuScale Power, among the best-known companies developing small modular reactor (SMR) technology, said it would cut 28% of its workforce as the company looks to save $50 million to $60 million annually. Rumors of job cuts surfaced last week with […]