Are NRC Fees Limiting Innovation in the Nuclear Industry?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 19:03:07 +0000

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As multiple advanced reactor vendors enter the licensing process to build first-of-a-kind demonstration projects, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA)—a nonprofit “think-and-do tank” that supports the nuclear power industry—has said issues with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) current user fee cost-recovery model could slow innovation. In a report released on May 19, the NIA identified how […]

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Surry Nuclear Plant Gets 20-Year Extension as Indian Point Goes Dark

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 15:59:09 +0000

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved 20-year subsequent renewed licenses (SRLs) for Dominion Energy Virginia’s Surry Power Station Units 1 and 2 near Newport News, Virginia, making them only the fifth and sixth reactors in the U.S. cleared to operate for 60 to 80 years. But the number of operating U.S. nuclear reactors fell […]

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Nuclear Security Represents $4 Billion Annual Subsidy In US, Trillion All Costs For Fleet For Full Lifecycle

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:05:36 +0000

This equates to a roughly $4 billion annual subsidy to the US nuclear industry, in addition to the $1.6 billion in permanent tax breaks in the US federal tax code.

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NRC Gives Final Approval to NuScale’s SMR Design

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:05:10 +0000

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NuScale Power said the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed its Phase 6 review of the Design Certification Application (DCA) of the company’s small modular nuclear reactor (SMR), and said the company’s SMR is the first such reactor to receive NRC approval of its design. NuScale on August 28 announced that with the DCA […]

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Another Court Challenge for Nuclear Waste Storage Site

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 17:12:55 +0000

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Another legal challenge has been filed against the ongoing effort to build a storage site for U.S. nuclear waste in the New Mexico desert. Beyond Nuclear, among the environmental and other groups opposed to the project that would be built by Holtec International, on June 4 filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court […]

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Unique Fire Protection System Safeguards Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 May 2020 04:01:00 +0000

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When maintenance is required on permanently installed fire protection equipment, it can jeopardize safety. One nuclear power station added additional fire pumps to ensure plant needs could be met under any

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Top 6 Nuclear Power Achievements of the Year

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:34:04 +0000

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The past year has been filled with firsts for the nuclear power industry. Three power plants sporting first-of-a-kind reactors entered commercial operation, while the first U.S. AP1000 nuclear project reached key milestones on its path to completion. Furthermore, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted the first early site permit for a utility to construct […]

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Positive Developments for Small Modular Reactors

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:05:47 +0000

NuScale Power, Rolls-Royce, and China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC)—three companies working on different small modular reactor (SMR) technology—recently announced positive developments for their respective designs. NRC Makes Progress on NuScale Design Review Portland, Oregon-based NuScale said on July 22 that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) completed the second and third phases of its SMR […]

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