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PSEG Hope Creek begins refueling outage

25 April 2018

PSEG Nuclear’s Hope Creek Generating Station was safely taken offline today just after midnight for its scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. The operation marked a new record for the plant’s longest continuous production run of 517 consecutive days online.... Read more...

Bruce Power signs USD 1M MOU

25 April 2018

Bruce Power, MIRARCO Mining Innovation and Laurentian University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enhance strategic research opportunities, including the long-term potential for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) to generate clean, low-cost and reliable electricity in rural/remote regions.... Read more...

NRC approves Framatome’s fuel technology

24 April 2018

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved Framatome’s AURORA-B AOO methodology, which will allow plants to analyze a wide range of events required for licensing. Additionally, it will help operators maximize the value from the company’s new ATRIUM™ 11 fuel assembly design.... Read more...

CNL commissions focused ion beam facility

24 April 2018

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has successfully commissioned a new FEI Versa 3D dual beam focused ion beam (FIB) facility at its Chalk River campus. CNL is currently working to grow its commercial science and technology business line as part of its long-term strategy.... Read more...

Unit 4 Rostov NPP start tests at 75% rated power

23 April 2018

Unit 4 of Rostov NPP (Volgodonsk, a branch of Rosenergoatom, part of ROSATOM’s Power Division) has started dynamic tests at 75% of rated power as part of the Pilot Commercial Operation (PCO). During the tests, the following was carried out: the reactor plant power offload and limitation system performance was checked along with the in-core monitoring system and automated process control system, factual equipment performance data and unit parameter change information were obtained.... Read more...

IAEA, GIF to collaborate on innovative reactors

23 April 2018

Boosting their long-standing cooperation on innovative reactors, which started in 2003, experts from the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and the IAEA recently met to pave the way for a renewed framework and to identify additional areas collaboration.... Read more...

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