Nuclear

  • Toshiba Corporation and the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning, or IRID, have developed a muon-based technology for imaging and mapping nuclear fuel debris inside the reactor pressure vessel, or RPV, of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Southern Nuclear's Plant Vogtle has fallen under increased oversight from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after radioactive waste was improperly packaged in a shipping cask and transported to a Barnwell, S.C. facility.
  • Three nuclear power plants will be built in Turkey, Anadolu news agency reported April 1 referring to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • A former chief U.S. nuclear regulator asserted Tuesday that the massive volumes of tritium-tainted water stored at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant can be "safely" dumped into the sea after it is diluted to reduce the levels of radioactive tritium below the legal limit.
  • On many Friday evenings, 38-year-old Tomo Iwabuchi and six friends can be found on a street corner in Fukushima City, banging drums, chanting and singing. "Zero nukes!" Iwabuchi yells into a microphone as a few pedestrians stride by.
  • Japanese electric utility TEPCO is confronting ongoing water leaks and other problems at its Fukushima nuclear plant, but is moving forward with plans to scrap the plant in 30 to 40 years.
  • A change announced Tuesday in the United States' nuclear waste disposal policy could speed up Hanford cleanup, said Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
  • "Any debate on Europe's energy and climate future must include a safe energy source that provides nearly 30 percent of the EU's domestic energy production, produces no CO2 emissions, is used in 14 member states, and is based on a world-leading industrial base," said Yves Brachet, Westinghouse president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has signed a Teaming Agreement with HOCHTIEF Infrastructure GmbH and HOCHTIEF Engineering GmbH to offer integrated decommissioning, decontamination and remediation (DD&R) services for nuclear power plants.
  • President Barack Obama authorized Tuesday the U.S. Department of Energy to search for separate material repositories for high-level radioactive nuclear weapon-related waste and spent nuclear fuel rods from commercial electric generation -- potentially reversing a decades-long plan to dispose of them together.
  • SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption from certain power reactor liability insurance requirements in response to a request from Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc. (DEK or the licensee) dated March 20, 2014.
  • Four Years Since Fukushima

    Four Years Since Fukushima
    Mar 10, 2015 | PJ Davis

    The sad events of March 11, 2011 have indelibly marked our hearts and our planet. While the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were unprecedented, for many, nuclear fuel is still felt to be the cleanest, most efficient source of electric power.

  • 11 Interviews You May have Missed in 2014

    10 Interviews You May have Missed in 2014
    Dec 30, 2014 | PJ Davis

    Unique and increasing demands from customers, regulation and technology are forcing utilities to flex in unprecedented ways. The resulting effects of these changes have real impact on the entire energy industry. In 2014, Energy Central mapped the industry's ebb and flow in a number of candid interviews with top utility CEOs and influencers.

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  • Small is BIG

    The promise of modular nuclear reactors
    Jun 26, 2014 | Salvatore Salamone

    Small modular reactors with outputs in the double- to triple-digit megawatt range increasingly are being eyed as a way to drive down the costs, speed deployment and give a boost to nuclear as an energy source going forward.

  • Building on a Busy Year

    Denault
    Jun 08, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

     

     

    Entergy is sharpening its business strategy to manage risk and grow the business, says Leo Denault, chairman and chief executive officer. He recently talked with EnergyBiz, and his edited comments follow.  

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