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Florida decommissioning cost drop signals nuclear industry progress

Oct 3, 2018

As Duke Energy nears the end of major license termination activity at its Crystal River 3 plant in Florida, a site-specific study shows decommissioning costs are 10% lower than 2013...

NRC ruling boosts SMR build prospects at disused coal plants

Sep 19, 2018

A new favorable ruling on Tennessee Valley Authority's safety methodology for re-sizing emergency zones could open up SMR build opportunities on retired coal sites and closer to...

EDF, Veolia target reactor dismantling gains ahead of UK closures

Sep 19, 2018

A joint project to develop robotics and waste technology for gas-cooled reactors will help EDF optimize UK decommissioning projects planned in the 2020s and raises Veolia’s nuclear...

Holtec grows from spent fuel specialist into major decommissioning player

Sep 5, 2018

After a flurry of license transfer agreements with Entergy and Exelon, a new joint venture by Holtec and SNC-Lavalin plans to combine spent fuel storage innovations with economies of...

Researchers develop AI to cut staff costs for advanced reactors

Aug 15, 2018

A new U.S.-funded research project aims to use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and expert safety analysis to reduce operational staff count and help secure the long-term...

UK funding spurs advanced reactor R&D but application outlook needed

Jul 18, 2018

New funding measures for advanced reactor research and manufacturing will help the UK retain and grow its nuclear expertise and signals support for a widening range of SMR applications...

NuScale engineers eye further SMR savings after 20% capacity boost

Jul 5, 2018

Engineering research which drove last month’s 20% increase in module capacity has identified additional potential cost savings, Tom Mundy, Chief Commercial Officer for NuScale Power,...

Westinghouse adapts reactor saws as Germany deal tests scaling gains

Jun 20, 2018

A six-reactor segmentation contract in Germany has doubled Westinghouse's ongoing reactor dismantling portfolio in Europe and the group is manufacturing new mechanical cutting...

Nuclear build costs could fall by over 35% using global learnings

Jun 6, 2018

New nuclear plants could become competitive in Europe and North America if developers prioritize labor deployment, project governance and other drivers which have slashed costs in Asia...

EDF ramps up nuclear decommissioning efficiency with eyes on Europe

Jun 6, 2018

As France's EDF expands into new decommissioning markets, learnings at the group's first pressurized water reactor dismantling is informing new cutting, tooling and waste...


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