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Westinghouse signs a fuel contract extension with AEP

Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it has signed a nuclear fuel and related services contract extension with American Electric Power (AEP) for its two pressurized water reactor units at the D.C....
06 April 2020

JET find ‘win-win’ scenario for future fusion reactors

A vital discovery on how to force the extreme heatload away from a fusion reactor’s exhaust system while maintaining high performance has been discovered in recent tests at the Joint European Torus (JET)...
03 April 2020

ASN specifies decommissioning of the GCR

ASN specifies the next steps in the decommissioning of the “first generation” gas cooled reactors (GCR). The EDF GCR type reactors were shutdown between 1973 and 1994. The fuel, which accounted for virtually...
03 April 2020

JSC and Kozloduy sign a contract for units 5 and 6

Rusatom Service JSC (electric power division of ROSATOM) and Kozloduy NPP (Bulgaria) signed a contract on neutron-flux monitoring equipment modernization for units 5 and 6 of the plant. Neutron-flux monitoring...
03 April 2020

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