04/10/2014 New decommissioning unit should become the core of TEPCO
A fresh management team has taken over at Tokyo Electric Power Co. Fumio Sudo, the new chairman of the utility struggling with the legacy of the Fukushima meltdowns, needs to provide effective leadership so that TEPCO can reinvent itself as a meaningful entity.
04/10/2014 Sandia needs to clean up toxic dump
In sharp contrast to WIPP, Sandia’s Mixed Waste Landfill is not an engineered facility and is realistically a mixed waste dump. Solvents and other chemicals were mixed haphazardly with radioactive wastes during the dump’s operation from 1959 to 1988 resulting from nuclear weapons activities.
04/10/2014 Russia Invets US$1.39 Bln for Turkey's NPP
Russia's state run nuclear company Rosatom's subsidiary in Turkey 'Akkuyu NGS' started to receive investments. Akkuyu NPP project is to receive US$1.39 billion dollars from Russia for the construction of nuclear power plant in the first quarter of 2014.
04/10/2014 Celebrations at US centrifuge plant
Since June 2010, the enrichment plant has continued to expand capacity with new construction and the installation of further gas centrifuges. Construction is already under way on Phase III, which when completed will bring the total capacity of the plant to approximately 5.7 million SWU.
04/09/2014 NRC: Nuclear plant emergency zones stay at 10 miles
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has denied a petition filed by several environmental groups, including the Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, to expand the emergency zone around the nation's nuclear power plants from 10 to 25 miles.
04/04/2014 World Needs to Get Ready for the Next Nuclear Plant Accident
Of the 176 new reactors planned across the globe, half will be in nations that had no nuclear plants when disaster crippled the U.S. Three Mile Island reactor in 1979 and the Chernobyl reactor blew up in present day Ukraine in 1986.
04/01/2014 Japan may only be able to restart one-third of its nuclear reactors
Fewer than a third, and at most about two-thirds, of the reactors will pass today's more stringent safety checks and clear the other seismological, economic, logistical and political hurdles needed to restart, a Reuters analysis shows.
04/01/2014 AP1000 control room declared operational
The announcement by instrumentation and control (I&C) systems supplier Westinghouse of the control room's operational status comes several weeks after China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) reported the completion of its control room commissioning activities at the site.
03/28/2014 SONGS Hit With Violation
A Southern California nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed last year, government regulators said Friday.
03/28/2014 Vermont board OKs plans to close down VY
The Vermont Public Service Board on Friday voted to authorize the operators of Vermont Yankee to close down the nuclear power plant by Dec. 31, 2014.
03/27/2014 Crews expect to enter WIPP next week
The Department of Energy said Thursday it expects to get underground next week to begin investigating the cause and extent of a mysterious radiation leak from the government's nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.
03/27/2014 Texas nuclear disposal site steps in to store WIPP-bound waste
Transuranic waste produced at Los Alamos National Laboratory is expected to be shipped off the hill and into temporary storage at a private facility in Texas next week.
03/26/2014 VIDEO: San Onofre - Decommissioning A Nuclear Power Plant
The closure of the San Onofre Nuclear power plant has opened up a number of new questions. Among them are what the process of decommissioning will entail....and will ratepayers ever see any kind of refund?
03/24/2014 GE hoping to fill the gap at Abu Dhabi nuclear power plant
Abu Dhabi’s four 1,400-megawatt reactors are due to generate a quarter of the emirate’s power once the last one is scheduled to come online in 2020.
03/20/2014 China working on new uranium-free nuclear plant
China is reportedly investing on a new nuclear power plant using the radioactive element thorium instead of uranium in an attempt to reduce fossil fuel consumption and cut air pollution.
03/19/2014 Gov. Patrick calls for shutting down Pilgrim
Citing the lack of a “viable evacuation plan,” Gov. Deval Patrick has asked the nation’s top nuclear regulator to order the decommissioning of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station if it does not comply with “all health, safety and environmental regulations.”
03/12/2014 Edison to Submit $4B Plan to Shut Down SONGS
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday it has made substantial progress on safety measures surrounding nuclear plants across the nation, including plans to dismantle the San Onofre nuclear plant. Decommissioning the plant will cost $4 billion, according to SCE. The NRC estimates that the station will close at the end of 2030.
03/12/2014 Industry leaders meeting in Glasgow next month at TotalDECOM 2014
A first-of-its kind event taking place at the Hilton, Glasgow on April 8 and 9 2014. Project management will also be put under the spotlight on day one, by the likes of URS, CH2M Hill and Mott MacDonald, while skills and training will be another high profile agenda item to debate.
03/11/2014 Regulators vow to steer Fukushima plant decommissioning swiftly
Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka on Tuesday reaffirmed the importance of swiftly dismantling the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, as Japan marked the third anniversary of the start of the devastating accident there.
03/11/2014 Westinghouse Awarded BWR Reactor Core Safety Systems Contract at TVO
Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it received a contract from Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) to provide two new traversing incore probe (TIP) systems for the two boiling water reactors (BWR) at Olkiluoto, Finland.