Belarus Plant Loads Fuel; Second Reactor Set for 2022

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:40:13 +0000

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Russian energy officials said they have begun loading fuel into the first reactor at the new Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), while at the same time confirming plans for the start-up of a second reactor at the site in Astravets. The plant is the first nuclear power facility to be built in Belarus. The project […]

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Belarus Plant Loads Fuel; Second Reactor Set for 2022

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:40:13 +0000

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Russian energy officials said they have begun loading fuel into the first reactor at the new Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), while at the same time confirming plans for the start-up of a second reactor at the site in Astravets. The plant is the first nuclear power facility to be built in Belarus. The project […]

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PSEG to Return to Regulation, Will Divest 6.7-GW Fossil, Solar Fleet

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 13:03:44 +0000

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Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), New Jersey’s giant utility, has become the latest major U.S. power company to seek an exit from the competitive generation business.  In a statement attached to the company’s second-quarter 2020 earnings results released on July 31, Ralph Izzo, PSEG chairman, president, and CEO, said the company is “exploring strategic alternatives” […]

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First Criticality for First Chinese ACPR-1000 Nuclear Reactor at Tianwan

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:56:23 +0000

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Unit 5 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant, an ACPR-1000 under construction in China’s Jiangsu province, achieved first criticality on July 27, said Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corp., the plant’s owner and operator. According to China National Nuclear Power Corporation (CNNC), China’s giant state-owned nuclear generator and fuel manufacturer which is building the reactor, first fuel […]

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Group to Cities: Get Out of Nuclear Project While You Can

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:20:06 +0000

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The Utah Taxpayers Association has urged cities and towns that have subscribed to the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) small modular reactor (SMR) project to withdraw from the venture before a Sept. 14 deadline that would lock them into a share of billions of dollars in costs associated with the undertaking. Rusty Cannon, vice […]

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How to Build an On-Time, On-Budget Nuclear Power Plant

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 04:03:00 +0000

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Building a new nuclear power plant is challenging. Nuclear construction projects always seem to be behind schedule and over budget. Even in the late 1960s and early 1970s—arguably nuclear power’s

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Arab World’s First Nuclear Plant Starts Up

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:15:30 +0000

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Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the first nuclear power facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), achieved successful startup August 1. It’s another milestone in the process to deliver power from the project to the UAE grid, with commercial operation of Barakah expected later this year. The startup of Unit 1 marks […]

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Southern: Vogtle On Track for November 2021 Startup

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:35:49 +0000

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Southern Co. says it remains on schedule to complete Units 3 and 4 of the Vogtle nuclear expansion project by November 2021 and November 2022, respectively, despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company in its 2020 second-quarter earnings report on July 30 said issues associated with the coronavirus have increased subsidiary Georgia Power’s […]

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The Nuclear Battery Aboard Perseverance, the Next-Gen Mars Rover

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 00:12:19 +0000

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NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance, which successfully launched on July 30 atop an Atlas 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will depend on a “nuclear battery” for electrical power when it completes its seven-month journey to the Red Planet.   Idaho National Laboratory (INL) celebrated the launch of the rover, […]

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U.S. Begins Quest for a Lunar Nuclear Reactor

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:41:23 +0000

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What will it realistically take to ready a fission surface power system (FSP)—a small (maybe modular) nuclear reactor—for deployment on the moon by 2027? That’s essentially what Battelle Energy Alliance LLC (BEA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are asking the private sector in an interesting request for […]

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