Industry Insight

Three Mile Island owner tackles fuel storage risks as closure looms

May 22, 2019

Exelon will launch into decommissioning work at Three Mile Island Unit 1 when it closes in September and the operator is focusing on dry storage construction and shared facility...

Orano eyes US spent fuel transfer after one year of cooling

May 8, 2019

U.S. spent fuel transfer specialists are reducing minimum cooling times as surging decommissioning demand drives faster decommissioning processes.

NuScale develops new micro reactor designs in fresh SMR push

Apr 17, 2019

SMR developer NuScale is developing two different micro reactor designs, targeting industry and remote customers with faster deployment and longer fuel cycles, Tom Mundy, Chief...

San Onofre operator eyes major dismantling start in Q1 2020

Apr 17, 2019

Southern California Edison (SCE) is implementing corrective fuel loading measures at San Onofre following an incident in August 2018 and major dismantling and decontamination (D&D...

US scientists seek new parts to accelerate fast reactor build

Apr 3, 2019

The U.S.' first fast neutron test reactor in decades will use advanced monitoring technology to speed up advanced reactor tests and Department of Energy (DOE) scientists are...

PG&E seeks decommissioning head start as cost estimates rise

Mar 13, 2019

A deeper analysis of decommissioning work at Diablo Canyon has hiked cost estimates for waste and staffing and operator Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is accelerating pre-shutdown...

Canada SMR groups pass early development tests in first reactor push

Mar 13, 2019

Advanced reactor developers are meeting early business case and safety requirements but these pioneering groups must overcome further licensing challenges to tap Canada’s large...

DOE funding propels US towards first advanced fuel factory by 2023

Feb 27, 2019

Federal funding for fuel partner Centrus has bolstered X-energy's bid to build the first U.S. advanced reactor fuel factory but licensing and supply challenges remain, experts...

DOE expands NuScale SMR plan to quantify heat, hydrogen benefits

Feb 13, 2019

The Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratories (INL) will implement design innovations and scaled testing at the U.S.' first small modular reactor (SMR) to optimize...

GE Hitachi targets new decommissioning markets after REI Nuclear buyout

Jan 30, 2019

GE Hitachi’s takeover of decommissioning technology group REI Nuclear deepens its PWR and small reactor expertise and the company is seeking new opportunities in fast-growing U.S. and...