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IAEA launches a CRP on the economics of SMRs

Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), with electrical power up to 300MW per module, have a specific design, safety, and siting features, as well as a wide range of applications. In response to increased interest,...
02 April 2020

Oklo submits COLA for an advanced reactor to NRC

Oklo Inc. (Oklo) announced its submission of the first combined license application (COLA) for an advanced reactor to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Oklo’s application is a landmark milestone...
02 April 2020

Senators send a letter to NRC on nuclear safety program

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) and Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike Braun (R-IN),...
25 March 2020

BWXT secures TRISO nuclear fuel contract from ORNL

BWX Technologies, Inc. announced that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. subsidiary has been awarded a contract from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to manufacture...
25 March 2020

NNL agrees on an action plan with CNL

The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory has further strengthened its links with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) by developing an Action Plan under an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The Action...
24 March 2020

WANO team visits the maintenance of the Beloyarsk NPP

A group of experts representing The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has paid a preliminary visit to the Beloyarsk NPP prior to the upcoming partnership verification. The WANO planned partnership...
24 March 2020

Roberts and John held new positions in Operations: NRC

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Darrell Roberts as Deputy Executive Director for Operations, in the areas of materials, waste and corporate support, and John (Jack) Giessner as Region III ...
23 March 2020

Simson signs a joint declaration on Broader Approach

The Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, representing the European Atomic Energy Community , and Kazuo Kodama, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the European Union, signed recently...
23 March 2020

Framatome announces 2020 Engineer of the Year Awards

Framatome announced two Engineers of the Year as part of the annual commemoration of National Engineers Week. These awards honor North American employees who achieved engineering excellence and were “Pioneers...
20 March 2020

NRC grants 20-year license extension for Peach Bottom

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a 20-year license extension for Exelon Generation’s Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Units 2 and 3. This extension authorizes the plant’s two reactors to...
20 March 2020