US ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson has asked Britain to support President Trump in backing out of the Iran nuclear deal. "[W]e are asking global Britain to use its considerable diplomatic power and influence and join us as we lead a concerted global effort towards a genuinely comprehensive agreement," writes Johnson.
A laboratory fire at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington led to the evacuation of 250 employees and sent two employees with respiratory complaints to the hospital. The fire did not involve any radioactive material.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting in Plymouth, Mass., to discuss the sale of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to Holtec International. The panel hopes to gain insight into plant decommissioning funding and used fuel storage plans.
New York may become more reliant on fossil fuels after the Indian Point nuclear plant closing in 2021. Both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor de Blasio tentatively support the plant's closing, provided there won't be any air quality or cost compromises.
South Carolina Electric & Gas could get hit with over $1 billion in sanctions by the state Office of Regulatory Staff related to the V.C. Summer project. The regulator filed a motion last week claiming SCE&G failed to deliver an audit report from 2015, violating a Public Service Commission order.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has posted plans for the transport of a small amount of used nuclear fuel that will travel from a nuclear power plant in Illinois to a Canadian testing facility via Port Huron, Mich. Organizations in Michigan have raised concerns, but Exelon Generation says that the shipment is safe and will be regulated by the NRC.
A canister transfer incident last month at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California has led plant owner Southern California Edison to direct contractor Holtec International to boost worker training. The incident did not put any employee or public safety at risk, said Southern California Edison.
Supply cuts to uranium, thanks to mine closings, is resulting in higher uranium prices. The price of uranium is near two-year highs, based on calculations by Trade Tech.
A safety screening application for Chugoku Electric Power Co.'s almost-completed unit 3 reactor at its Shimane nuclear, has been filed with Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority. This is the second such application to be filed in the country following the new post-Fukushima safety standards.
North Korea is promising total denuclearization, but it won't abandon its nuclear knowledge, says Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho. "We preserve our nuclear science as we know that the Americans will not abandon their hostility toward us," says Ri.
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