Holtec Unveils Green Boiler Designed to Repurpose Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:15:38 +0000

Holtec International, an equipment provider that specializes in the design and manufacture of parts for nuclear reactors, in May unveiled a “green boiler” technology that is designed to repurpose existing

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NRC Moves to Issue Final Design Certification for NuScale Nuclear Module

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:09:20 +0000

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has indicated it will certify NuScale’s 50-MWe (160 MWth) small modular reactor (SMR) design, marking another definitive milestone for the reactor vendor and its technology prospects. The NRC on July 29 said it directed staff to issue a final rule that certifies the standard SMR design, for which NuScale submitted […]

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Canada’s National Nuclear Lab Backs Fuel Development for ARC Fast Reactor

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 22:08:07 +0000

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and ARC Clean Energy Canada have agreed to collaborate on a two-year joint project to “deliver a technology demonstration for the fuel fabrication process” customized for ARC Canada’s ARC-100, a 100-MWe/286-MWth, sodium-cooled “advanced small modular reactor” (aSMR), the parties announced on July 26. The development marks a pivotal boost for ARC […]

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Nuclear Power on the Upswing, Numerous Projects Take Shape Around the World

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:42:33 +0000

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) says momentum is building for nuclear power in many countries amid soaring fuel prices and growing energy security concerns. “In today’s context of the global energy crisis, skyrocketing fossil fuel prices, energy security challenges and ambitious climate commitments, I believe nuclear power has a unique opportunity to stage a comeback,” […]

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SaskPower Picks SMR Technology for First Two Potential Nuclear Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:23:47 +0000

SaskPower has chosen GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) technology for Saskatchewan’s first two nuclear units, which the provincial utility plans to deploy by the mid-2030s. The announcement on June 27 wraps up a four-year process to evaluate specific SMR designs and furthers planning for SaskPower, a Crown corporation, which has […]

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[UPDATED] Researchers Say SMRs Will Produce More Waste Than Large Nuclear Reactors, NuScale Disputes Claim

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 11:54:36 +0000

Findings from research led by a team that included a former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairperson and experts from Stanford University suggests small modular reactors (SMRs) will generate more radioactive waste than conventional gigawatt-scale nuclear units. The results were released in a research article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences […]

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Researchers Say SMRs Will Produce More Waste Than Large Nuclear Reactors, NuScale Disputes Claim

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 18:06:36 +0000

Findings from research led by a team that included a former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairperson and experts from Stanford University suggests small modular reactors (SMRs) will generate more radioactive waste than conventional gigawatt-scale nuclear units. The results were released in a research article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences […]

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France’s NUWARD SMR Will Be Test Case for European Early Joint Nuclear Regulatory Review

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 18:00:39 +0000

The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB), and Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) have picked France’s NUWARD small modular reactor (SMR) design as a test case for an early joint regulatory review for SMRs. The development marks a notable step by European regulators to align practices in a […]

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Headway for Potential Deployment of BWRX-300 Nuclear Reactor in Saskatchewan

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 19:07:54 +0000

The potential deployment of a BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan gained a boost with a cooperation agreement between GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s (GEH’s) Canadian subsidiary GEH SMR Technologies Canada and the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Supplier’s Association (SIMSA). GEH SMR Canada on May 26 said a memorandum of understanding […]

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Small Modular Reactors Provide Opportunity to Rethink Automation for Nuclear Generation

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 04:15:00 +0000

An emerging generation of small modular reactors is encouraging suppliers and regulators alike to consider new digital instrumentation and control approaches. While instrumentation and control (I&C)

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