NRC slates open house on Newport, Michigan, power plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Tuesday it will conduct a open house June 18 on the 2014 performance of the Fermi Nuclear Power Plant in Newport, Michigan, operated by DTE Electronic Co.  The open house is slated to run from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse Board of Commissioners’ Chambers in Monroe, Michigan. At the open house. NRC staff will discuss the plant’s inspection record and safety performance for the past year. Read More »

Black & Veatch helps DTE Energy gain NRC approval for Michigan plant

DTE Energy received Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approval, with the help of Black & Veatch’s nuclear power team, for the construction and operation of a new reactor at the Fermi Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Newport, Michigan, Black & Veatch said  Wednesday. DTE does not have immediate plans to begin construction and has not committed to building the unit, but it has gone through the licensing process to keep its options open, Black & Veatch said. Fermi Unit 2, in operation since 1988 Read More »

AREVA, UK hold Paris gathering on decommissioning, waste management projects

AREVA said Wednesday that it partnered with U.K. Trade and Investment to hold a decommissioning and waste management supplier event in Paris. "AREVA is keen to support the development of a skilled U.K. supply chain in decommissioning and waste management through its participation in projects such as the Silos Direct Encapsulation Plant project in addition to other future perspectives,” AREVA Senior Vice President Caroline Drevon said. Read More »

Public opinion survey indicates support for nuclear energy

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) said its semiannual public opinion survey indicates the public supports nuclear energy with a high degree. The survey, conducted between Feb. 18 and March 1 in part by Bisconti Research, Inc., and Quest Global Research, found that 83 percent of respondents stated it was important for the U.S. nuclear industry to act as a leading force in global markets. Read More »