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Edison seeking over $7.5 billion from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Southern California Edison is seeking nearly $7.6 billion USD from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the faulty steam generators that led to the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in California…

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Nuclear powered aircraft plans should remain grounded

Consider getting on to an airplane with nuclear-powered engines. Consider the consequences if an atomic airplane crashes. The Boeing Company last week received approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an…

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Czech Republic plans to build two new nuclear reactors

Czech officials have confirmed that while other nations are reducing dependence on or phasing out nuclear power, the Czech Republic plans to build 2 new nuclear reactors. There are currently six operating nuclear…

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NRC and state officials facing off over Vermont Yankee decommissioning

During a June 25th meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, a stream of comments were made by officials from the State of Vermont expressing frustration and impatience with the Nuclear Regulatory…

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Holtec President says HI-STORM dry storage casks can last 300 years

Holtec International President Kris Singh told the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel on Friday that the HI-STORM (Holtec International Storage Module) spent nuclear fuel storage casks constructed by his company can withstand…

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Strong action necessary at Indian Point

In 1976, Robert Pollard, a rarity among U.S. government nuclear officials—honest and safety-committed—said of the Indian Point nuclear power station that it was “an accident waiting to happen.” Pollard had been project manager…

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Former NRC employee indicted after attempting to sell nuclear secrets and launch cyber attack

Charles Harvey Eccleston, a 62-year-old former employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Energy (DOE) currently living in the Philippines, was the subject of an undercover investigation by agents from…

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Swedish utility to decommission nuclear reactors earlier than planned

In Sweden, declining electricity prices and low demand is having a serious impact on the bottom line for operators of nuclear power plants. Vattenfall, the Swedish state-owned utility, announced that it plans to…

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Pickering nuclear power plant focusing on reducing nuclear waste

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is focusing on reducing the amount of radioactive waste generated at the Pickering nuclear power plant, one of the world’s largest nuclear generation facilities, located on the shores of…

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Savannah River restarting reprocessing operations

After spending more than a year offline, the only chemical separation facility operating in the United States is restarting spent fuel dissolution work. At the L Area Complex in the Savannah River Site…

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France mulls selling AREVA’s reactor operations to EDF

The French Government has recommended that AREVA should sell its nuclear reactors to Electricite de France, a power utility who operates nuclear reactors in France which is also majority-state owned.[i] The nuclear industry…

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New nuclear construction projects in the US face many issues

It is one thing to talk about the need for nuclear power in the United States — it is another thing altogether to understand the strategies required to ensure that nuclear maintains its…

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Taiwan looks globally for help managing spent nuclear fuel

Taipower, the state-owned utility in Taiwan is soliciting official bids from overseas to reprocess the spent fuel accumulating at its nuclear power plants.  There are three operating nuclear power plants in Taiwan, and…

In December 2014, computers of workers at KHNP were attacked by hackers and the licensee still doesn’t know how much information was released.

South Korea may elect to decommission aging reactor

On Thursday, January 15th, commissioners of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) in South Korea will meet to vote on whether or not to restart and extend the operational lifespan of the…

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2015 may prove more difficult for US nuclear industry than 2014

Before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011 the nuclear energy industry in the United States was optimistic about the future.  Nearly four years later, the industry is sinking from its own economic…

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South Korea still searching for answers after hack of computers at nuclear power plants

Authorities are investigating a recent string of hacking attempts which have targeted nuclear power plants in South Korea. On December 9th between 5:00 am and 3:00 pm, computers of workers at the Korea…

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Recent issues demonstrate risks of nuclear power in space

The recent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and explosion on launch three days earlier of an Antares rocket further underline the dangers of inserting nuclear material in the always perilous space flight equation—as…

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NRC Chairman Macfarlane resigns after one year into second appointment

Allison Macfarlane, the Chairman of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced that she will resign her post effective January 1st, 2015, and will take a position at George Washington University. Macfarlane…

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France failing to keep up with nuclear reactor maintenance

According to the head of the French Nuclear Safety Authority, Electricite de France SA (EDF) – the largest generator of nuclear power in the world, is unable to keep up with maintenance needs…

The USS Sturgis in Ft. Belvoir for operational testing.

First floating nuclear power station to be scrapped

The USS Sturgis, better known as the first ship converted to carry a nuclear reactor, is set to be towed from its current berth at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in the James River of…

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