Top U.S. Nuclear Power Provider ‘Fully’ Backs Russia Sanctions

Constellation Energy Corp., owner of the largest U.S. fleet of nuclear power plants, would support “any limits” Washington may impose on Russian uranium. The company has enough nuclear fuel to run its reactors for multiple years and is working with vendors to head off any potential supply disruptions, Bill Gibbons, a spokesman for Baltimore-based Constellation, …

U.S. Weighs Sanctions on Russian Uranium Supplier Rosatom

The Biden administration is considering imposing sanctions on Russia’s state-owned atomic energy company, Rosatom Corp., a major supplier of fuel and technology to power plants around the world, according to people familiar with the matter. No final decision has been made and the White House is consulting with the nuclear power industry about the potential …

Ban on Russian Energy Imports Gains Bipartisan, Bicameral Steam in Congress

Eighteen bipartisan U.S. Senators are backing a bill that would direct the president to declare a national emergency and prohibit imports of Russian energy commodities, including crude oil, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and coal. While the measure does not include Russian uranium, a senior Department of Energy official said addressing U.S. reliance on …

War highlights uranium worry for the advanced nuclear industry

Ural Electrochemical Integrated Plant Director General Alexander Belousov stands next to gas centrifuges for uranium isotope separation in a separation workshop of the plant, in Novouralsk, about 40 miles northwest of Yekaterinburg, Russia. Advanced nuclear reactors like the one that TerraPower wants to build in Kemmerer require a type of enriched uranium that’s currently only …

Fuqing 6 reaches full power as Hongyanhe 6 nears startup

Unit 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China’s Fujian province has reached 100% full power operation for the first time. Meanwhile, the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) has completed a comprehensive pre-operational inspection at unit 6 of the Hongyanhe plant in Liaoning province. Fuqing 6 – the second of two demonstration Hualong One …

Matsue Mayor OKs Restart of Nuclear Reactor

Matsue, Shimane Pref., Feb. 15 (Jiji Press)–Matsue Mayor Akihito Uesada on Tuesday indicated his consent to the restart of an idled nuclear reactor in the capital of Shimane Prefecture, western Japan. Attention has now shifted to whether the Shimane prefectural assembly and the Shimane governor will approve the restart of the No. 2 reactor at …

TVA Unveils Major New Nuclear Program, First SMR at Clinch River Site

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will invest in a major program that will explore the construction of multiple advanced nuclear reactors—starting with a GE-Hitachi BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) at its Clinch River site in Tennessee. TVA Board members during a meeting on Feb. 10 unanimously approved TVA’s “New Nuclear Program,” a broad new initiative …

Announcing new reactors, Macron bets on nuclear power in carbon-neutral push

French President Emmanuel Macron visits a nuclear turbine factory in Belfort, eastern France, on February 10, 2022. © Jean-François Badias, AFP France will build at least six new nuclear reactors in the decades to come, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, placing nuclear power at the heart of his country’s drive for carbon neutrality by 2050 Macron said the new …