US Vogtle 2 to load chromia fuel from Areva NP

Advanced fuel assemblies featuring chromia-doped fuel pellets and chromium-coated fuel cladding are to be loaded into a US nuclear power reactor. The fuel, developed by Areva NP under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) program, will be loaded into the Vogtle 2 plant in Georgia.Vogtle units 1 and 2 (Image: …

China’s nuclear power push: How Beijing plans to transform Shanghai into world’s top nuclear energy innovation hub

China is planning to transform Shanghai into world’s top nuclear energy innovation hub in the next five years. China is planning to transform Shanghai into world’s top nuclear energy innovation hub in the next five years. This is in accordance with the country’s ambitious plan to become the “global nuclear forerunner” in coming years, according …

Breakthrough in size, safety of a complete nuclear power module in a shipping container

There are new small modular reactors where the nuclear reactor could be approaching the size of a shipping container but then the balance of the nuclear plant (turbines and other systems) is far larger. Holos Generator is transportable (by heavy lift cargo plane or truck), sealed, self-controlled, highly-efficient, affordable, and load-following, thus providing a generator …

Uranium One applies to suspend Mkuju River project

Uranium One subsidiary Mantra Tanzania has applied to suspend the Mkuju River project in Tanzania due to depressed uranium prices, the company has confirmed. Uranium One, an international mining company of Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, said its subsidiary Mantra Tanzania had applied to suspend the project in December last year after “proper negotiations and consultations” …

Niigata Governor’s Plans May Upend TEPCO’s Nuclear Restarts

By Kentaro Hamada and Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO (Reuters) – The governor of Japan’s Niigata prefecture, home to the world’s largest atomic power plant, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, will not take steps to restart the site until a nuclear advisory committee completes its work, delaying its operation at least three years. Governor Ryuichi Yoneyama told Reuters in an interview …

Li Ka-Shing deepens NexGen Energy ties with new financing | Financial Post

Canadian uranium explorer NexGen Energy entered into an agreement with Hong Kong-based CEF Holdings that will allow it to receive US$110 million It may be as good as it gets, especially for a company operating in a sector of the mining business wallowing through the not-so-delightful doldrums. The good news: NexGen Energy Ltd., a company …

Denison Mines granted fresh 10-year licence for Saskatchewan uranium operations

Canadian uranium miner Denison Mines (TSX:DML) (NYSE MKT:DNN) said Wednesday the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has granted the firm a 10-year licence for its 22.5%-owned McClean Lake operations in northern Saskatchewan. The permit renewal comes only a year after the Toronto-based miner and its joint venture partners obtained regulatory approval from the CNSC to hike annual uranium production capacity from …

MOX funding still mixed in Washington

As the federal budget process plods along, MOX continues to receive mixed signals from lawmakers. Also known as the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, the MOX project continues to make progress, its exterior facade largely completed. Unofficial estimates place facility completion between 70 and 75 percent. Mixed Oxide is becoming a mixed bag, however, with …