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Where’s the proof that nuclear power plants need a bailout? This Week in the CLE

Where’s the proof that nuclear power plants need a bailout? This Week in the CLE CLEVELAND, Ohio — How do Ohioans know Energy Harbor’s nuclear power plants need a $1.3 billion bailout? The company hasn’t said, and we’re talking about the lack of disclosure on This Week in the CLE. Editor Chris Quinn hosts our … Continue reading Where’s the proof that nuclear power plants need a bailout? This Week in the CLE

First U.S. Small Nuclear Reactor Design Is Approved

First U.S. Small Nuclear Reactor Design Is Approved The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the design of a new kind of reactor, known as a small modular reactor (SMR). The design, from the Portland, Ore.–based company NuScale Power, is intended to speed construction, lower cost and improve safety over traditional nuclear reactors, which … Continue reading First U.S. Small Nuclear Reactor Design Is Approved

#EDF_Energy plans early closure of #Hinkley_Point B nuclear power plant

EDF Energy plans early closure of Hinkley Point B nuclear power plant Power company EDF Energy reportedly plans to shut Hinkley Point B nuclear plant in south-west England earlier than planned. Reuters reported that the company will confirm the date of closure by the end of this year. The 1GW nuclear power plant, located in … Continue reading #EDF_Energy plans early closure of #Hinkley_Point B nuclear power plant

#Dominion_Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its #North_Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units

Dominion Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its North Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units Dominion Energy, Virginia’s largest utility company, is seeking approval from federal regulators to continue operating its two nuclear reactor units in Louisa County until the years 2058 and 2060. The Richmond-based company said Friday it has filed an application … Continue reading #Dominion_Energy applies for additional 20-year license for its #North_Anna Power Station nuclear reactor units

China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel

China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel [BEIJING] China’s homegrown nuclear technology took a significant step forward as a Hualong One reactor began loading fuel for the first time. China National Nuclear Power Co, a unit of China National Nuclear Corp, said fuel loading started at the Fuqing No 5 reactor, the first to … Continue reading China’s first homegrown nuclear reactor begins loading fuel

US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology

US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $5.1 million to the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) to develop modular-in-chamber electron beam welding capability for a future domestic advanced reactor demonstration project. This project has a total value of approximately $6.5 million of which DOE … Continue reading US DOE awards EPRI $5.1M for advanced nuclear technology

No major issues found during nuclear plant inspections

No major issues found during nuclear plant inspections The Callaway Energy Center will receive the baseline level of oversight this year following a year of safe and efficient operation, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. he Callaway Energy Center will receive the baseline level of oversight this year following a year of safe and efficient … Continue reading No major issues found during nuclear plant inspections