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T#oshiba Likely To Exit Nuclear Plant Construction Business

Toshiba Likely To Exit Nuclear Plant Construction Business Westinghouse is “unlikely to carry out actual construction work for the future nuclear power plant projects to eliminate risk.” Satoshi Tsunakawa, President and CEO of Toshiba, the Japanese company that owns Westinghouse and its CB&I Stone Webster subsidiary, made that statement during a recent press conference. The … Continue reading T#oshiba Likely To Exit Nuclear Plant Construction Business

NRC vision and strategy for licensing advanced reactors needs improvement

NRC vision and strategy for licensing advanced reactors needs improvement The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its vision and strategy for preparing to review applications for permission to begin building reactors that do not use light water as the coolant. Policy makers who are interested in ensuring that American reactor developers have the opportunity to … Continue reading NRC vision and strategy for licensing advanced reactors needs improvement

NRC plans to name U.S. nuclear reactors using potentially flawed Areva parts

NRC plans to name U.S. nuclear reactors using potentially flawed Areva parts WASHINGTON – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told French nuclear power company Areva SA it will publish as early as next week the names of U.S. reactors that contain components from its Le Creusot forge that the firm is suspected of falsifying documents … Continue reading NRC plans to name U.S. nuclear reactors using potentially flawed Areva parts

NRC Grants #Duke_Energy Two Nuclear Reactor Licenses

NRC Grants Duke Energy Two Nuclear Reactor Licenses The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted Duke Energy licenses for two nuclear power reactors near Gaffney, South Carolina. However, Duke officials are currently undecided whether to actually build the potential Williams States Lee nuclear power plant, which could cost as much as $11 billion, the Charlotte Observer … Continue reading NRC Grants #Duke_Energy Two Nuclear Reactor Licenses

Deconstructing #Pilgrim: NRC design flaw dismissal only protects nuclear energy industry

Deconstructing Pilgrim: NRC design flaw dismissal only protects nuclear energy industry Earlier this month, a bold action on the part of Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff once again raised the alarm at Entergy’s troubled Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. Seven NRC engineers documented a dangerous design flaw in nuclear reactors across the United States. Pilgrim is on … Continue reading Deconstructing #Pilgrim: NRC design flaw dismissal only protects nuclear energy industry

NRC wants more information on #Seabrook concrete tests

NRC wants more information on Seabrook concrete tests WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seeking to understand the testing initiated by owners of NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant on its concrete problem, staff from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission spent three days auditing the regimen being conducted at the University of Texas. The purpose of the NRC’s October … Continue reading NRC wants more information on #Seabrook concrete tests