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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.