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05.01.2015

After six years of review, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Thursday it will issue a construction and operating license allowing Michigan-based DTE Electric to build a next-generation reactor designed by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy—the first...

04.30.2015 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

With the newly declared support of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, county leaders near Carlsbad, N.M., announced Thursday an agreement to work with Holtec Inc. to build and operate an underground storage facility for spent reactor fuel currently marooned at...

04.30.2015

In a potential new hurdle for an export approval process that nuclear industry officials say is already burdensome, the House Armed Services Committee is moving legislation to require new federal approvals in cases where U.S. firms seek to sell nuclear...

04.28.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

A new study commissioned by the Energy Department raises the estimated life-cycle cost of its Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility to $47.5 billion while pegging an alternative method for disposing of surplus weapons plutonium through down-blending and...

04.27.2015 | BY CHRIS HOLLY

Despite studies indicating costs savings from such an emissions reduction strategy, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sees no clear path to fulfilling a 2014 campaign pledge to bring the state into a regional cap-and-trade program for utility carbon dioxide...

04.27.2015

Only weeks after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission ended 11 years of increased oversight of the sensitive Erwin, Tenn., facility, the Nuclear Fuel Services plant earlier this month suffered a minor accident involving a chemical reaction inside a two-liter...

04.24.2015 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Moving smartly towards becoming the first Arab nation in the Middle East with a commercial nuclear reactor, the United Arab Emirates’ state-owned nuclear power company filed late last month with the nation’s nuclear safety regulator to operate the...

04.24.2015

House appropriators this week expressed concern about the Energy Department subsidizing the removal of nuclear waste from “high-income nations,” saying the agency has failed to provide justification for providing those services to those countries...

04.23.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Despite the National Nuclear Security Administration’s recent revamp of the high-profile project to rein in costs, House appropriators warned Wednesday that the semi-autonomous Energy Department weapons agency appears in danger of exceeding a $6.5...

04.22.2015

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday it has imposed an $11,200 civil penalty on Chicago Bridge & Iron over a 2013 incident at its Lake Charles, La., nuclear component fabrication facility in which a prefabricated building section for a new...


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