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AP1000s proposed for Utah site

1 September 2014

Westinghouse and Blue Castle Holdings have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000 plant at Green River in Utah. The agreement will see the two companies work together to develop a scope of activities including marketing, licensing, permitting and design through engineering, procurement and construction through to operation and maintenance to enable the scheme, known as the Blue Castle Project.... Read more...

NRC names new Region I administrator

31 August 2014

Daniel H. Dorman, a 23-year veteran of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been named the new administrator of the NRC’s Region I office in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He succeeds William M.... Read more...

AREVA reinforces manufacturing capacity in US

30 August 2014

Columbiana Hi Tech (CHT), an AREVA subsidiary, has started construction of a new facility in North Carolina to expand the company’s capacity to manufacture dry storage containers for used nuclear fuel.... Read more...

Tianwan 3 vessel passes pressure tests

30 August 2014

The VVER-1000 reactor vessel for the third unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has successfully completed hydraulic tests at the manufacturing plant in Russia. Made by OMZ subsidiary Izhorskiye Zavody, the pressure vessel was placed on a test stand and subjected to internal pressure of 24.5MPa to prove the durability of the metal as well as its welded joints.... Read more...

Energy Department invests USD 67M in nuclear tech

29 August 2014

The U.S. Energy Department announced nearly USD 67M in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancement awards spread across 83 projects selected based on their potential to create scientific breakthroughs that both help strengthen the nation’s energy security and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.... Read more...

First Fuqing unit connected to the grid

29 August 2014

Unit 1 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC's) tenth operating power reactor. It is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of the year.... Read more...

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