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US regulators, Millstone nuke plant settle dispute


The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator's decision, without regulatory approval, to halt the use of a safety-related pump in the event of a severe accident.

Ameren Missouri to begin moving spent nuclear fuel


Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center will begin this week moving spent nuclear fuel to new storage containers.

NRC issues corrective actions against Millstone 2 nuclear unit


Kazakhstan to host international uranium bank


The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement to establish a low-enriched uranium bank in the Central Asian country, a move that supporters say could reduce concerns about nuclear weapons proliferation.

IAEA says it needs money to continue Iran nuclear oversight


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it is running out of money to help Iran implement its international nuclear deal and is asking member countries to increase funding.

Doosan Babcock consortium to help build Hinkley Point C nuclear plant


UK-based Doosan Babcock and its partners won a £220 million ($346.2 million) contract as one of the preferred bidders for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in the UK.

Russia helping to refuel Iran nuclear power plant


TVEL Fuel Co. said it is ready to ship fresh nuclear fuel to the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran.

GEH shipping nuclear reactor pumps to Japan


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said the company is working to deliver pumps to customers in Japan.

Local officials blame feds for delay in nuke dump reopening



Making claims that have been drawing sharp criticism, the federal government said this week that an underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico can't reopen because of safety concerns and equipment setbacks.

Three Exelon nuclear power plants do not clear PJM auction


Exelon (NYSE: EXC) said three of its nuclear power plants did not clear the PJM capacity auction for the 2018-19 planning year.

Construction on Paks nuclear power plant begins


The Pakistani prime minister inaugurated construction on a 1,100-MW nuclear power plant in Pakistan expected to cost $10 billion.

Nuclear power unit's generating capacity increase delayed


Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it will delay increases in output at the Sendai nuclear power plant Unit 1 after workers found issues with the cooling system.

Construction halted at Hinkley Point C nuclear project site


Work has stopped at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power site in the UK after regulators say the company informed them they were halting production.

Installation of nuclear power unit's building panels begins


Georgia Power placed the first six shield building panels on Unit 3 at the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project in Georgia.

Westinghouse product doubles nuclear pump part life


Westinghouse Electric Co. announced a product designed to double the life of certain nuclear reactor coolant pump parts.

ENEC: Local companies awarded $2.5M worth of nuclear power plant contracts


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) and its main contractor, Korea Electric Power Co., signed AED 9.15 billion ($2.5 billion) worth of contracts with companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to help build the nation’s first nuclear power plants.

BWXT to design steam generator for China nuclear power project


BWX Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) said that subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd. was awarded contracts for steam generator design and component manufacturing for a nuclear power plant in China.

TVA requests license for substantially complete Watts Bar Unit 2


The Tennessee Valley Authority has sent documentation to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission informing them that construction of the Watts Bar Unit 2 nuclear reactor is substantially complete. The letter provides a list of remaining key activities which will be finished prior to operations and requests that an operating license be issued for the unit.


LaSalle Station unit 2 offline for maintenance


Operators at Exelon Generation’s LaSalle County Station took Unit 2 offline early last Friday morning to perform planned maintenance on two pumps that circulate water inside the reactor. This work cannot be performed while the unit is in operation.

Areva customizes nuclear power plant integrated head assembly


Areva was awarded a multi-million dollar contract to fabricate and install an integrated head assembly for South Carolina Electric and Gas’ V.C. Summer nuclear power plant.

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