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US operator contracts out decom work to speed progress, prioritize consumers

Jul 27, 2016

Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) has transferred control of its 50 MW La Crosse boiling water reactor (LACBWR) to EnergySolutions to complete decommissioning by 2020 and focus its...

Nuclear cloud computing growth to challenge cyber security tools

Jul 26, 2016

The rising use of common platforms for power plant analytics will require in-depth review of technology options and regular security audits to minimize cyber security risks, experts at...

Exelon in talks to buy Fitzpatrick plant; US, Canada seek closer supply ties

Jul 25, 2016

Nuclear power news you need to know.

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...

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