August 2015

Nuclear tear-down: Edison plays matchmaker to find the right skills for $4.4 billion dismantling of San Onofre plant

Think of it as corporate speed-dating, where the prize is not love but money: a slice of the $4.4 billion Southern California Edison et al will spend to permanently shutter the San Onofre Nuclear...


Keel-laying for new US nuclear ship

The keel laying is the symbolic beginning of a ship's construction and the ceremony saw the ship's sponsor, Caroline Kennedy, declare the keel "truly and fairly laid". Kennedy, daugh...


Nuclear fusion experts meet at University of Saskatchewan

Nuclear fusion scientists and experts from various countries will gather at the University of Saskatchewan for experiments this week. The group will be at the university for the majority of the week t...


IAEA to help Africa cooperate in nuclear power development

The UN nuclear agency on Monday said it will help African states cooperate in the development of nuclear sources for electricity generation. Anne Starz, Visiting International Atomic Energy Agenc...


Test runs to start at UK dry fuel store

The UK regulator has given approval for the inactive commissioning process to begin at a dry nuclear fuel store at Sizewell B, the country's first such nuclear fuel storage facility. Construction ...


Bruce Power receives best ever annual safety report card from Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

TIVERTON, ON, Aug. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Bruce Power has received the highest marks in its 14 year history in the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's annual safety grading of Canad...


Work gets underway on Fuqing 5 containment

  CNEC said that the operation to install the prefabricated steel ring - with a diameter of some 46 meters, a height of over 7 meters and a thickness of just 6 millimetres - took about two-a...


Ukraine's Energoatom looks ahead to Rovno 3 life extension

Work is under way at the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine to apply to extend the operating life of unit 3. Ukraine's State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRI) issued 20-year operating life ...


BWXT Subsidiary Awarded Design and Manufacturing Contracts for HPR1000 Plant

BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd. has been awarded major contracts for steam generator design and component manufacturing for the HPR1000 nuclear ...


Isowater Completes $3.2M Deuterium Oxide Development Program

Isowater Corporation is pleased to announce that it has completed a $3.2 million multiyear development project to advance its innovative method to produce deuterium oxide (heavy water) known as the D2...


Japan restarts reactor in test of Abe's nuclear policy

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public t...


BC-based robot maker sends its products to places humans can't go

What started as a fun project for two techies on Vancouver Island more than 25 years ago has now become an industry leader in robotic crawlers. Inuktun Services Ltd.’s remotely operated veh...


No nuclear threat at Nordion fire, regulator says

A fire that broke out on the roof of the Kanata headquarters of nuclear medicine company Nordion Inc. was contained to an area away from any radioactive materials, according to the company. Emerg...


EPA grants Tetra Tech team 5-year emergency preparedness contract - EP News Wire

Deal includes radiation protection from Washington-based Dade Moeller. Read the Full Article


Terrestrial Energy Announces Appointment of Lockheed Martin Former Chief ... - MarketWatch

Terrestrial Energy announces that it has appointed Dr. Ray O. Johnson to its International Advisory Board. Dr. Johnson was the Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin, the largest defense contract...



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