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Holtec builds on first-of-a-kind learnings in race to license US storage facility

May 31, 2017

Holtec’s two-phase licensing approach for its $280 million consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) project in New Mexico allows the company to use recent learnings in U.S. and...

Lithuania RBMK plant clean-up cost forecast at 1.3bn euros per reactor

May 17, 2017

The decommissioning of two Russian-designed RBMK reactors at the Ignalina Power Plant (INPP) presents first-of-a-kind challenges related to graphite-moderated designs and circulation...

French presidential favorite pins reactor closures to renewables growth

May 3, 2017

The election of Emmanuel Macron as French President would see nuclear decommissioning activity surge in the next decade but shutdown dates will depend on measures to accelerate wind...

UK 6-billion-pound decom tender cuts spending via unrealistic schedule

May 3, 2017

As the UK government prepares to re-tender its giant nuclear fleet decommissioning contract with revised scope, project updates indicate delays to reaching Care and Maintenance status...

Ontario eyes Pan-Canadian SMR fleet to fill 2030s supply gap

Apr 19, 2017

Ontario Power Generation [OPG] plans to fill a predicted supply gap in the 2030s with new nuclear capacity and the utility is collaborating with Saskatchewan on the potential for a Pan...

World's first waste repository build contracts confirm cost, schedule targets

Apr 19, 2017

Early construction deals for Finland’s final waste repository indicate costs meet expectations but commodity price rises remain a risk over the long term, Sami Hautakangas, Head of...

US orders grid study to support nuclear, coal; Exelon, Japan Atomic create operations firm

Apr 19, 2017

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

NRC finalizes advanced reactor action plan to optimize tight resources

Apr 10, 2017

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission aims to accelerate the licensing of non-Light Water Reactors by prioritizing wider technology expertise and issuing new design guidelines and a...

Southern Nuclear eyes demo advanced reactor by 2025 as tests progress

Mar 22, 2017

Southern Nuclear's advanced reactor funding spans several technology types and U.S. public-private partnerships are supporting the development of new testing facilities and...

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