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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Closes After 50 Years of Operation, Employees Leave with Pride

May 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

After more than 50 years of operation, the Palisades nuclear power plant was taken offline for the final time on May 20. The station was scheduled to be permanently shut down on May 31, but plant operators “made the conservative […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Philippines May Restart Bataan Nuclear Plant Project

May 24, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The winner of the Philippines’ presidential election earlier this month has made another move in support of reviving nuclear power in that country, holding talks with South Korea about enlisting help to restart a nuclear power plant project that was […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Vogtle Nuclear Expansion Price Tag Tops $30 Billion

May 9, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

An updated financial report from one of the owners of the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion in Georgia shows the cost to build two new reactors has now topped $30 billion, more than double the original price tag expected for the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Small Modular Reactors Provide Opportunity to Rethink Automation for Nuclear Generation

May 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

While instrumentation and control (I&C) technology represents a relatively small percentage of the overall capital investment for any nuclear power station, it often plays an outsized role for safe, reliable, and efficient operation. Recognizing the potential benefits, the U.S. Nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IAEA: Japan making progress on Fukushima water release plan

April 29, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said April 29 that Japan is making “significant progress” on its plans to release treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant next year. A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency visited […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Duke Energy Could Power Purdue with Nuclear Project

April 27, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are widely considered the best technology to increase the use of nuclear power worldwide, with advocates touting their zero-emission production of electricity, smaller land footprint, and scalability. SMRs also offer a cost savings over construction of […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Doosan Kicks Off NuScale SMR Production for Idaho Nuclear Project

April 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

South Korean power industrial giant Doosan has agreed to forge materials for NuScale Power’s small modular reactors (SMR) starting as early as this year to support the commercial deployment of VOYGRs at the 462-MWe Carbon-Free Power Project (CFPP) in Idaho […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

DOE Funds New Program to Recycle Used Nuclear Fuel, GE Conducting Innovative Related Research

March 17, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced this week that it would provide up to $48 million for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program that could substantially reduce the disposal impact of used nuclear fuel (UNF). The program, […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Fukushima Touched by Another Earthquake, Some Deficiencies Reported at Nuclear Plants

March 17, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake caused some deficiencies at two of the three nuclear power plants (NPPs) located in relatively close proximity to the fault, but it did not cause any safety concerns, according to Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). The quake […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Women Are an Important Piece of UAE Nuclear Power Program

March 10, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Tuesday, March 8, was International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The idea of an International Women’s Day (IWD) was first proposed in 1910 by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women’s […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Conflict in Ukraine Threatens Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste Disposal Facilities; Operations Continue

March 3, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

In its most recent update on the status of Ukrainian nuclear power plants (NPPs), issued to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on March 2, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) said it maintained communications with the country’s […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Xcel Energy Considering Nuclear Operator Role at Idaho NuScale SMR Plant

March 2, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

Xcel Energy is exploring a role as operator of the 462-MWe Carbon-Free Power Project (CFPP), potentially becoming a key member of the first-of-its-kind small modular reactor (SMR) power plant that is under development at an Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IAEA reviews water release from damaged Japan nuclear plant

February 15, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency on February 14 began its review of Japan’s plan to begin releasing more than a million tons of treated radioactive water into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant — a […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Work starts on Darlington Unit 1 nuclear refurbishment

February 15, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Work has started on Darlington Nuclear Generating Station’s Unit 1, the third of four nuclear reactors at the site to undergo mid-life refurbishment. Start of work means that Ontario Power Generation has passed the midway point in its 10-year, C$12.8 […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Hit With High Natural Gas Prices, France Vows To Build More Nuclear Energy

February 15, 2022

Via: Forbes

The threat of war in Ukraine coupled with the supply chain crunch is causing France to consider expanding its nuclear energy program. It will build as many as 14 nuclear reactors by 2050 — not just to resist natural gas […]