Nuclear Advisory Council Deems Commissioning of Holtec SMR-160 by 2030 a ‘Credible Target’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:06:19 +0000

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Holtec International’s ambitions to install its first set of SMR-160 small modular reactor nuclear plants in the U.S. by 2030 may be a “credible target,” the company’s advisory council comprising 20 utility and nuclear industry leaders has reportedly determined.  The Holtec Advisory Council, a body that provides Holtec with “input on the technical and commercial merits […]

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Nuclear Advisory Council Deems Commissioning of Holtec SMR-160 by 2030 a ‘Credible Target’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:06:19 +0000

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Holtec International’s ambitions to install its first set of SMR-160 small modular reactor nuclear plants in the U.S. by 2030 may be a “credible target,” the company’s advisory council comprising 20 utility and nuclear industry leaders has reportedly determined.  The Holtec Advisory Council, a body that provides Holtec with “input on the technical and commercial merits […]

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NRC Backs Storing Nuclear Waste in Texas

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:44:28 +0000

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Federal regulators have approved a private company’s plan to store nuclear waste in the oil fields of West Texas, the latest move in the continuing saga of where to store spent fuel from U.S. nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Sept. 13 issued a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC (ISP), […]

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Illinois Nuclear Plants Saved by Last-Minute Vote

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 21:53:48 +0000

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The Illinois Senate has approved an overhaul of the state’s energy policy with an eye toward a carbon-free future, with a key part of the package keeping the Byron nuclear power plant operating just hours before Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) said it would begin shutting down the facility. Senators voted 37-17 on Sept. 13 to approve […]

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Groups Announce Successful Test to Advance Fusion Energy

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:25:38 +0000

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A company working to bring fusion energy technology to market joined with a group from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in announcing a successful test of what they call the world’s strongest high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet, technology considered key for development of commercial fusion energy. Representatives of Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), along with researchers […]

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NRC Cites Problems at Vogtle, May Increase Project Oversight

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 15:17:07 +0000

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Continuing issues with the two-unit expansion of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia have led federal regulators to say they are considering increasing oversight of the project. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Aug. 26, in a letter to Southern Nuclear, which is leading the project along with its sister company Georgia Power, […]

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Breakthrough: Laser-Powered Fusion Experiment Nears ‘Ignition’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 21:06:39 +0000

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An experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) appears to have approached fusion ignition as it recreated the extreme temperatures and pressures at the heart of the sun for a tiny fraction of a second. The momentous step has fueled new optimism for fusion energy. The experiment on Aug. 8 “was […]

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Breakthrough: Laser-Powered Fusion Experiment Nears ‘Ignition’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 21:06:39 +0000

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An experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) appears to have approached fusion ignition as it recreated the extreme temperatures and pressures at the heart of the sun for a tiny fraction of a second. The momentous step has fueled new optimism for fusion energy. The experiment on Aug. 8 “was […]

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Former Westinghouse Executive Charged with Conspiracy, Fraud in Connection with V.C. Summer Nuclear Project

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 20:49:23 +0000

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Former Westinghouse Electric Co. Senior Vice President Jeffrey A. Benjamin was charged with 16 felony counts, including conspiracy, wire fraud, securities fraud, and causing a publicly traded company to keep a false record, for his part in failing to truthfully report information regarding construction of new nuclear units at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in […]

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Former Westinghouse Executive Charged with Conspiracy, Fraud in Connection with V.C. Summer Nuclear Project

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 20:49:23 +0000

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Former Westinghouse Electric Co. Senior Vice President Jeffrey A. Benjamin was charged with 16 felony counts, including conspiracy, wire fraud, securities fraud, and causing a publicly traded company to keep a false record, for his part in failing to truthfully report information regarding construction of new nuclear units at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant in […]

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