U.S., China hold 10th Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology meeting

The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the National Energy Administration of China (NEA) recently convened their 10th Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology (PUNT) Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) meeting, held in Chengdu, China. The joint meetings develop working groups that examine various issues, including safe nuclear technology and usage, national safeguards, radioactive source security, nuclear-waste management and management of nuclear emergencies. Read More »

AREVA honors Dominion's Millstone plant with Vendor Award

AREVA Inc. presented Dominion Generation's Millstone Power Station with its Vendor Award during the Nuclear Energy Institute's Nuclear Energy Assembly this week in Washington, D.C., AREVA said on Thursday. "The innovative thinking of the team at the Millstone Power Station is a prime example of the work going on at plants every day across the country to deliver safe, reliable nuclear energy in a cost-effective way,” Gary Mignogna, president and CEO of AREVA, said. “We are honored to present the Read More »

NEI conference speakers see bright future for nuclear energy

Two speakers during this week's three-day Nuclear Energy Institute's (NEI) Industry Conference and Supplier Expo in Washington, D.C., predicted that nuclear-energy use would increase in the future. William Magwood, director general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Nuclear Energy Agency, and Stefan Selig, undersecretary for international trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce said nuclear energy will have an important role in national and global energy sectors. Read More »

House duo: Congress, industry must address nuclear-waste storage needs

Two U.S. House members told 800 power-industry leaders attending the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) annual conference last week that now is the time for Congress and the industry to tackle used-nuclear-fuel policy. U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), ch airman of the House Environment and the Economy Subcommittee  said there is bipartisan support to create a federal repository for used uranium fuel. Read More »

Exelon and Pepco accept Maryland’s conditions on merger

Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings, Inc., said Monday they accept the conditions and customer benefits outlined in the Maryland Public Service Commission’s approval order of their merger.“After a thorough review of the order, we have concluded that it is constructive, but the conditions it imposes – including those to which the companies already committed to in our settlement – will also be challenging,” Exelon President and CEO Chris Crane said. Read More »

4 major utilities interested in Lightbridge’s metallic fuel design seek NRC review

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Monday that four electric utility companies have asked the NRC to review Lightbridge Corp.’s patented metallic fuel design because of its safety and efficiency potential. "Lightbridge is developing the first truly next generation commercial fuel design that can provide significant fuel performance and economic benefits to nuclear utilities," Lightbridge President and CEO Seth Grae said. Read More »