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Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NRC Begins Construction Permit Review for Pioneering Nuclear Molten Salt Research Reactor 

November 21, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted Abilene Christian University’s (ACU’s) construction permit application for a 1-MWth nuclear non-power Molten Salt Research Reactor (MSRR) facility planned for the university’s campus in Abilene, north-central Texas. The acceptance—which essentially marks the NRC […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NRC Moves to Issue Final Design Certification for NuScale Nuclear Module

July 29, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has indicated it will certify NuScale’s 50-MWe (160 MWth) small modular reactor (SMR) design, marking another definitive milestone for the reactor vendor and its technology prospects. The NRC on July 29 said it directed staff […]


News and Policies, U.S.

NRC Dramatically Reconsiders SLR Approvals, Sets New Conditions for Nuclear Life Extensions

March 3, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in a dramatic reversal on Feb. 24 threw out a key environmental review that staff applied to subsequent license renewal (SLR) approvals for units at Turkey Point and Peach Bottom nuclear plants in 2019 and […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

NRC Backs Storing Nuclear Waste in Texas

September 14, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Federal regulators have approved a private company’s plan to store nuclear waste in the oil fields of West Texas, the latest move in the continuing saga of where to store spent fuel from U.S. nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Urgency Ramping Up to Commercialize Nuclear Accident Tolerant Fuels by 2025

August 5, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Marking another milestone in an industry-led accelerated quest to commercialize accident tolerant fuels (ATF), nuclear fuel test rods containing Westinghouse’s EnCore technologies that completed their inaugural cycle at Exelon’s Byron nuclear plant have shipped to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Exelon Set to Decommission Illinois Nuclear Plants

July 29, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Exelon Generation has filed plans to decommission its Dresden and Byron nuclear power plants in Illinois, citing a lack of action from state lawmakers on clean energy legislation that would help save the facilities. The nation’s largest operator of nuclear […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Despite South Carolina IRP Rejection, Duke Energy Seeks 80-Year Operation for Oconee Nuclear Units

June 22, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Duke Energy has kicked off an effort to renew the operating licenses of all its 11 nuclear reactors for 20 more years, starting with Oconee Nuclear Station, its largest nuclear plant. The utility on June 21 filed an application with […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Centrus on Track to Produce HALEU Nuclear Fuel Material by Early 2022

March 25, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Centrus Energy, a firm under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) with domestic technology, says it expects to begin producing the advanced nuclear fuel material by June 2022 at the […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

December 26, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. […]