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US utility’s deferred reactor clean-up shows cost pressure on early closures

Sep 21, 2016

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) has opted to defer decommissioning of the 479 MW Fort Calhoun Station (FCS) to delay high upfront spending and protect consumer prices but industry...

Idaho government predicts economic boom from first SMR

Sep 20, 2016

NuScale's first Small Modular Reactor is forecast to generate 12,808 local jobs during construction, 1,507 during operations and the developer has identified new cost reductions...

US operators urged to decommission immediately to prevent cost hikes

Sep 7, 2016

Nuclear plant operators should start decommissioning activities of shutdown reactors as early as possible as the deferral of decontamination and dismantling (D&D) exposes operators...

Rolls-Royce plans UK funding surge upon SMR design approval

Sep 7, 2016

Deployment of a UK-developed Small Modular Reactor (SMR) could support 40,000 jobs in the next 20 years and add 100 billion pounds ($132.9 billion) to the UK economy in 2030-2050,...

Nuclear engineers apply 3D printing to cut cost of parts replacement

Aug 23, 2016

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's new 3D printing project for nuclear plant components demonstrates the rising use of 3-D modelling to optimize complex engineering and manufacturing...

US waste facility developer acts on local impact queries to avoid delays

Aug 18, 2016

Texas' Waste Control Specialists (WCS) has responded to all of the NRC's Environmental Report questions following its application to build the U.S.' first Consolidated...

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

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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...