Idaho National Laboratory has subcontracted GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy "to support the conceptual design, cost, scheduling and safety framework" for a proposed Versatile Test Reactor. GE Hitachi will use its PRISM technology for research and development.
An employee strike in France has led to reduced generation at EDF's Paluel 1, Chinon 1 and St. Laurent 1 nuclear reactors, says grid operator RTE. Employees are protesting about wage negotiations and a potential EDF restructuring.
Warning signs were ignored by South Carolina Electric & Gas management that the V.C. Summer project was not viable, utility expert Scott Rubin said in testimony before the South Carolina Public Service Commission on Monday. "Other utilities thought the cost was too high, the benefits were too small, and the risks were too great," he said.
California's Woolsey wildfire went through the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear testing facility, and physicians say toxic chemicals may have been released as a result. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control says the fire has not led to the release of harmful materials.
Marianne Walck has taken over as chief research officer at Idaho National Laboratory, as well as deputy laboratory director for science and technology. She is a member of the American Nuclear Society and former director of the Nuclear Energy and Global Security Technologies Center at Sandia National Laboratories.
Nuclear-generated power fell 50% month-over-month in October for ISO New England. Year-over-year, nuclear generation was down 44%.
Iodine-131 is being produced by the University of Missouri Research Reactor, making it the first domestic supplier in three decades. I-131 treats thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism.
The Paks nuclear plant expansion project in Hungary, known as Paks II, could be delayed until 2032. The initial deadline was 2026 or 2027.
Engie's Tihange 1 reactor in Belgium returned online Monday, five days ahead of schedule. The return to service could alleviate Belgium's struggles to keep up with power demand as the majority of its nuclear plants are offline.
The federal government's shutdown of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility is a mistake, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. "Stopping a program that is 70% complete and replacing it with a new half-baked program that won't work is yet another example of what is wrong with Washington," he said.