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  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:57:24 +0000: New Jersey legislation clears committees - Root
    Hope_Creek_(NRC-PSEG)-48Two New Jersey legislative committees yesterday passed bills that would provide support to nuclear plants facing premature closure. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee met jointly with the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee to consider Senate Bill 877 and Assembly Bill 2850.
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:52:09 +0000: Digitalisation and nuclear power - Root
    Nuclear companies have some of the most technologically advanced projects in the energy industry. Yet, perceptions of digitalisation are somewhat skewed, write Janette Marx and Hannah Peet.
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:17:39 +0000: Leningrad II-1 starts power launch phase - Root
    Leningrad-II 1 control room - 48Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant has entered the power start-up phase, following Russian regulator Rostechnadzor's approval to do so, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday. Power start-up entails bringing the unit to 50% of its power generation capacity in preparation for commercial operation.
  • Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:19:24 +0000: Austria takes EC to court over Paks decision - Root
    Paks - new unit location 48Austria has launched a lawsuit against the European Commission for its approval of Hungarian state subsidies for the construction of two new reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant.
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:12:47 +0000: South Africa needs to plan for nuclear, says NIASA - Root
    Gigaba_budget_2018-(Government ZA-GCIS)-48The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has today called on the country's energy industry and the government to take a long-term view of energy planning and not be distracted by current oversupply. NIASA's comments were in reaction to yesterday's budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:58:08 +0000: Contract awarded for Vandellós 1 engineering support - Root
    Vandellos 1 - 48Westinghouse and EDF will provide engineering services for the dismantling of unit 1 of the Vandellós nuclear power plant under a contract awarded by Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa.
  • Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:28 +0000: Hinkley delay would not harm UK energy supply - Root
    Hinkley Point C reactor foundation - 48The UK would have enough energy if the Hinkley Point C project faced further delays, but nuclear power remains an essential part of the country's electricity mix, Business Secretary Greg Clark has told a House of Lords committee. The government does not, however, have a specific target for nuclear energy use in the future, he said.
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:09:42 +0000: Norman fusion device reaches 'long enough' milestone - Root
    Norman - 48TAE Technologies, the California, USA-based fusion energy technology company, has announced that its proprietary beam-driven field-reversed configuration plasma generator has set a new company record for plasma temperature. After more than 4000 experiments to date, the generator 'Norman' has now exceeded the capabilities and performance of the company's previous FRC plasma generator, C-2U.
  • Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:48:25 +0000: Fuel removal gear in place at Fukushima Daiichi unit - Root
    FD3 fuel removal machine cover - 48A cover has been installed over the fuel handling machine that will help remove fuel from the storage pool of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The removal of the fuel is scheduled to start in mid-2018.
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:00:13 +0000: More SMR vendor design reviews for CNSC - Root
    eVinci_micro_reactor_(Westinghouse)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is to conduct pre-licensing vendor design reviews (VDR) of small modular reactor designs from NuScale Power and Westinghouse Electric Company. The reviews of the NuScale SMR and Westinghouse's eVinci micro reactor will incorporate the first two phases of the VDR process.