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Nuclear to generate up to 22% of Japan’s electricity under proposed plan

04/24/2015

Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry ministry set a potential target for 20 to 22 percent of the nation’s electricity generation to come from nuclear power by 2030.

Russia, Argentina sign nuclear fuel supply agreement

04/24/2015

An agreement was signed that would allow Russia-owned Rosatom to build a sixth nuclear power plant in Argentina.

Callaway Energy Center's Replacement Reactor Vessel Closure Head Project

04/23/2015

Replacing heavy equipment is one way utilities can extend the life and increase the reliability of their existing nuclear plants. As part of investing in its Callaway Energy Center, Ameren Missouri worked with AREVA Inc. to replace the reactor vessel closure head (RVCH) during a scheduled outage in fall 2014.

In With the Old

04/23/2015

Breeder reactors are not a new idea in the global nuclear industry, but the technology has not been widely used in the U.S. compared to other countries.

MOX Fuel: A Powerful Mix of Energy and Nonproliferation

04/23/2015

At the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russia began cooperating to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, especially seeking a means to reduce the "clear and present danger" from theft of global stockpiles of surplus weapons-grade plutonium.

The Dependence Entrapment

04/23/2015

India needs to proceed with utmost caution on its civil nuclear deal with the United States.

NRC approves safety report for Westinghouse small modular nuclear reactor

04/23/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved Westinghouse Electric's testing approach for its small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) design.

Safety Culture Best Practices Largely Ignored

04/23/2015

Different industries have developed their own definitions of-and approaches to-safety culture. Rather than learn from one another and adopt the standards and practices that produce the best results, for the most part, industries have evolved their own unique strategies and tools that they are comfortable with.

Bad news, good news

04/23/2015

Bad news sure travels fast, especially in the power generation industry. Several nuclear project owners and contractors recently announced that their projects will start past the date of the estimated budget set before construction started.

Start of S. Korea nuclear reactor delayed after flaws found

04/23/2015

South Korea’s nuclear regulator said it would delay the start of a nuclear reactor after flawed valves were discovered.

Japan nuclear power plant restart date may be “too optimistic”

04/23/2015

Just one day after a Japanese court judge cleared the restart of two nuclear power plants, the regulator says the restart may not happen as early as planned.

China to bring up to 8 nuclear reactors online this year

04/23/2015

China is set to bring between six and eight nuclear power plants online in 2015 and begin work on more.

Russia plans floating nuclear power plant by 2016

04/22/2015

Russia says it will complete the world’s first floating nuclear power plant by 2016.

Judge rejects lawsuit blocking restart of Sendai nuclear power units

04/22/2015

A Japanese court ruled against a lawsuit aimed at blocking the reopening of two nuclear power plants in the country.

U.S., S. Korea, reach civil nuclear deal

04/22/2015

The U.S. and South Korea revised a treaty that continues to deny South Korea the right to enrich uranium or reprocess spent nuclear fuel.

U.S. proposes civil nuclear deal with China

04/22/2015

The U.S. and China are planning to continue a new nuclear power deal between both countries.

CB&I cited & fined for 2013 nuclear part damage cover up

04/21/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Severity Level II violation and proposed a civil penalty of $11,200 to Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I, NYSE: CBI) and a Severity Level III violation to a former company official.

NRC staff set Q&A on Surry nuclear power plant for April 28

04/21/2015

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is heading to Virginia to discuss the NRC's assessment of the twin-reactor nuclear power plant in Surry.

Job cuts hit shut down nuclear power project

04/21/2015

Several jobs are being cut at the Trawsfynydd nuclear power plant in Wales.

Hungary-Russia nuclear fuel agreement gets approval

04/21/2015

The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) approved a contract for Russia to supply nuclear fuel to a power plant in Hungary.

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