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US reactor closures raise urgency of new decommissioning rules

Jul 13, 2016

A recent spate of early U.S. plant closures has increased the need for a swift implementation of new decommissioning regulations which match post-operation risk profiles, industry...

SMR developers shrug off Brexit fears to deepen ties with UK suppliers

Jul 12, 2016

Technology developers are forming a range of partnerships with U.K. supply firms which will optimize construction timescales upon completion of the government's SMR design...

Moltex Energy sees UK, Canada SMR licensing as springboard to Asia

Jun 28, 2016

U.K.’s Moltex Energy is to seek Round A funding to expand licensing operations and the firm is targeting Asia as a key future market for its sub-$2/W design, Rory O'Sullivan, the...

Belgian nuclear operator to cut O&M costs by 5% by 2018

Jun 28, 2016

Engie's new maintenance strategy will use a component classification system to prioritize operations and reduce the risk of plant outages as low wholesale prices pressure margins...

Social engineering seen as rising cyber threat to nuclear industry

Jun 15, 2016

The use of social engineering to mount attacks on business data and information networks is emerging as a major risk to cyber security at nuclear power plants, experts told Nuclear...

UK told to protect supply chain skills as new build delays bite

Jun 15, 2016

The U.K.'s training programs for nuclear decommissioning workers must provide sufficient support to supply chain firms as delays on new build projects continue to impact nuclear...

Germany urged to remove nuclear decommissioning hurdles to speed closures

May 17, 2016

Delays to cost allocations and waste site selections are impacting plans to start dismantling and decommissioning all of Germany’s plants by 2022, industry experts told Nuclear Energy...

European operator implements new performance tools to maximize lifespans

May 17, 2016

Finland’s Fortum is introducing resource optimization measures to maximize output and support investments in the long-term safety of nuclear power plants, development experts at Fortum...

US utilities must commit to digitization to cut operating costs by 30%

Apr 29, 2016

U.S. utility leaders must embrace digitization of nuclear work practices if the industry is to drive down costs and improve the efficiency of operations, leading digital experts told...

US operator seeks swift SMR licensing to optimize low-carbon output

Apr 29, 2016

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plans to submit an SMR Early Site Permit Application (ESPA) by May 12 as it looks to reduce the risk of issues such as emergency planning zones slowing...

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