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NRC report: Duke researchers mishandled radioactive material

A report from a federal agency says Duke University researchers mishandled radioactive material during an experiment last month. The Duke Chronicle reports ( that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said … Click to Continue »

Companies in closed nuke plant transfer file request

The businesses involved in the transfer of licenses of the Vermont Yankee power plant have filed a formal request with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In the request, filed earlier … Click to Continue »

Terrestrial Energy to Submit Design Certification to NRC for a Molten Salt Reactor in 2019

Terrestrial Energy USA Ltd (TEUSA) announced last week that the company has informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its plans to license its IMSR400, a small modular, advanced nuclear reactor, in the United States.

Terrestrial Energy Announces Plans To License Their Integral Molten Reactor In The U.S.

Yesterday, Terrestrial Energy USA (TEUSA) informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that they planned to begin pre-license application discussions with a goal of being ready to file a design certification application no later than Oct 2019. Show More Summary

Why Buy A Shutdown Nuclear Plant? The Answer Might Surprise You

Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a public meeting to consider the latest development in what has become a growing trend in the nuclear power industry – accelerating decommissioning by transferring licenses to third parties after a plant shuts down. Show More Summary

NRC Vision And Strategy For Licensing Advanced Reactors Needs Improvement

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its vision and strategy for preparing to review applications for permission to begin building reactors that do not use light water as the coolant. Policy makers who are interested in ensuring...Show More Summary

NuScale Submits SMR Design Certification Package to NRC

In a major step toward the deployment of the next generation of advanced nuclear technology, NuScale Power asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on December 31st, 2016 to approve the company’s 50 MW small modular reactor (SMR) commercial power plant design.

NuScale First To Submit SMR Nuclear Application to NRC

NuScale Power is on track to build the first small modular nuclear reactor in America, submitting the first design certification application for any SMR to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and providing something we’ve all been waiting for – a reactor that cannot meltdown.

U.S. lists 17 nuclear reactors with parts from forge under probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Tuesday unveiled a letter showing that 17 of the country's nuclear reactors have parts from Areva SA's Le Creusot forge in France, which is under investigation for allegedly falsifying documents on the quality of its parts.

NRC vision and strategy for licensing advanced reactors needs improvement

Sample result from search on "advanced reactor images" Image compiled by authorThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published its vision and strategy for preparing to review applications for permission to begin building reactors that do not use light water as the coolant. Policy makers who areinterested in ensuring that American [...]

Exclusive: U.S. plans to name nuclear reactors using potentially flawed Areva parts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told French nuclear power company Areva SA it will publish as early as next week the names of U.S. reactors that contain components from its Le Creusot forge that is suspected of falsifying documents despite the company's claim that the information is proprietary.

Change at EPA could reduce the high cost of nuclear energy & improve grid cleanliness

During a recent conversation with a successful career employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the topic of radiation protection limits came up. He reminded me that the NRC’s role in radiation protection is limited to enforcing the standards that are set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Show More Summary

NuScale Readiness For Design Certification Submission

NuScale remains on track to submit a high quality design certification application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by the end of 2016. That statement might surprise people who follow small modular reactor developments closely enough to be aware that the company received a status report earlier this week from the [...]

Open Letter: Why Are You Censoring Science, NRC Chairman Burns?

By Mark Leyse Dear Chairman Burns: You and the Commissioners approved the publication of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to deny proposed regulations on improving evaluations of spent fuel pool fires, provided that the Staff’s...Show More Summary

US Gulf Coast Flooding Not Affecting Nuclear Power Plants

Flooding in the Gulf Coast region is not affecting any nuclear power plants in the US states of Louisiana, Mississippi or Arkansas, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Remember the Unitary Executive Theory? The GOP Platform Didn’t.

The Republican platform contains a fascinating sleeper provision. It proposes to “transform the EPA into an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.” What makes this proposal so interesting is that it violates what used to be a core tenet of conservative belief: the unitary executive doctrine. Show More Summary

Clean Up Underway After Oil Spill Near New York Nuclear Plant

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) senior public affairs officer Diane Screnci said that according to Entergy, which operates Fitzpatrick, nuclear facilty, the source of the oil sheen has been identified as main turbine lubricating oil.

Special weapons are allowed for San Onofre security guards

U.S. nuclear regulators have granted Southern California Edison permission to arm private security guards at the defunct San Onofre power plant with assault rifles and “ammunition feeding devices.” The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Edison and five other nuclear power plants the special...

No Safety Issues at Florida Site of Proposed Nuclear Reactors - Regulator

There are no safety concerns at a site in Levy County, Florida put forward to house two proposed nuclear reactors, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said in its final safety evaluation report.

TVA is First Mover for SMR Early Site Permit

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has submitted an application for an Early Site Permit (ESP) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a small modular reactor (SMR) which could be built at the Clinch River site in Tennessee. It is the first application of its type to be submitted to the regulatory agency.

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