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International Atomic Energy Agency: IAEA mission says france committed to safe, responsible management of radioactive waste

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said France demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to safety with a responsible approach to the management of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. » Read More

Nuclear power roars back globally since decline that began in late '90s

The future of nuclear power holds the promise of continuing to incorporate fission-fueled nuclear power -- an integral part of low-carbon electricity generation -- as well as possible breakthroughs in nuclear-fusion energy generation, providing a long-term plan for efficient energy production. » Read More

NEI: Bill would help fuel 'new generation of reactor technologies'

As Washington ponders a bill that would increase funding and research for nuclear energy, a Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) spokesman explained the potential impact of the legislation and the importance of creating a "new generation of reactor technologies." » Read More

Physicist: Chernobyl, Fukushima myths unfairly hurt nuclear power's image

While the world's most notable nuclear-plant disasters, in Chernobyl and Fukushima, were devastating, they had more to do with ineptitude in one case, and Mother Nature in the other, rather than with any hazards of nuclear power, an Oxford researcher said. » Read More

Study: Nuclear-plant building studies' focused on U.S., France skew global cost picture

Past studies on the construction costs of nuclear power reactors have been considered incomplete because analysis was only done on two countries -- the U.S. and France, a new research paper said. » Read More

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BWX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.: BWXT Awarded CA$18.6 Million Contract for Nuclear Power Plant Tube Fabrication

BWX Technologies, Inc. issued the following announcement on.BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC) has been awarded a CA$18.6 million, four-year contract to manufacture zircaloy-4 seamless tubes for Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN), which operates the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania..@BWXTech Awarded CA$18.6 Million Contract for Nuclear Power Plant Tube Fabrication Tweet this “This contract is an important win for us because it demonstrates BWXT’s international competiveness in the CANDU segment,” said John MacQuarrie, President of BWXT Canada Ltd. and BWXT NEC. » Read More

EXELON GENERATION: Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Ran at Full Capacity During Winter Storm Grayson

As Winter Storm Grayson pounded the East Coast with high winds, bone-chilling temperatures and historic power demands, Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant operated at 100 percent power, delivering critical electricity to nearly two million homes during two of the highest daily peak demand periods ever recorded. » Read More

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY: PG&E and Joint Parties Will Not Seek CPUC Rehearing on DCPP Joint Proposal Decision, PG&E to Withdraw Federal License Renewal Application

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the joint parties announced they will not seek a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) rehearing on the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) joint proposal decision, and in accepting the CPUC’s ruling to retire DCPP, PG&E will now withdraw its license renewal application at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). » Read More

SOUTHERN COMPANY: Recognized by EPRI for energy innovation

Twenty-one employees across the system earn Electric Power Research Institute Technology Transfer Awards for applying research and development to build the future of energy » Read More

INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY: Strategic Management of New and Expanding Nuclear Power Programmes Discussed at Annual Meeting

Challenges that countries face when introducing or expanding a nuclear power programme were discussed at an IAEA meeting in Vienna last week. » Read More

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