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McCullough wins 2019 ASME Henry Laurence Gantt Medal

19 November 2019

Bechtel senior vice president, Peggy McCullough has been awarded the 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Henry Laurence Gantt Medal. McCullough oversees a multi-billion-dollar per-year portfolio of projects that are helping solve some of the most complex challenges faced by government and commercial customers anywhere.... Read more...

UKRI provides funding for Rolls-Royce-led consortium

19 November 2019

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has provided initial match funding of £18 M for a Rolls-Royce-led consortium to develop a Small Modular Reactor designed and manufactured in the UK. The consortium, which comprises Assystem, BAM Nuttall, Laing O’Rourke, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), Rolls-Royce, Atkins, Wood, The Welding Institute and Nuclear AMRC, has been working on a design for the plants for four years.... Read more...

Commencement of the inner containment at Kursk NPP

18 November 2019

An inner containment is a primary element of a reactor facility confinement, with its height being 61.7 meters and the wall thickness being 1.2 meters. With such parameters, there is no chance for radioactivity to get outside of the construction during the power block operation.... Read more...

Ellegood joins NRC as new Senior Resident Inspector

18 November 2019

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected John Ellegood as the new senior resident inspector at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station in Glen Rose, Texas. Ellegood joined the NRC in 2001 as a resident inspector at the Perry nuclear power plant in Perry, Ohio.... Read more...

Switzerland ratifies the CTBT

15 November 2019

Switzerland ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) precisely 20 years ago. The CTBTO works closely with scientific institutions, including the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich in Davos, to monitor compliance with the ban.... Read more...

Tractebel and Empresarios sign an agreement for MYRRHA

15 November 2019

On November 5, the first agreement for the implementation of the innovative MYRRHA research reactor was signed between the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN), Tractebel and Empresarios Agrupados Internacional.... Read more...

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