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Friday, May 8, 2020

Coronavirus could disrupt normal refueling practices for nuclear facilities as staffing concerns grow

 

Coronavirus could disrupt normal refueling practices for nuclear facilities as staffing concerns grow


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Electric grid challenges will grow if COVID-19 impacts extend into summer demand season: NERC

 

Electric grid challenges will grow if COVID-19 impacts extend into summer demand season: NERC


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South Africa Targets More Nuclear Power Within Five Years - BNN Bloomberg

South Africa Targets More Nuclear Power Within Five Years - BNN Bloomberg: South Africa is drafting a plan to procure an additional 2,500 megawatts of nuclear power capacity within the next five years, according to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.

EU court adviser rejects challenge to UK aid for nuclear plant - Reuters

EU court adviser rejects challenge to UK aid for nuclear plant - Reuters: The European Union's top court should reject an attempt by Austria to block British state support for a nuclear power plant in southwest England, a court adviser said on Thursday.

Critics alarmed by US nuclear agency's bid to relax rules on radioactive waste | Environment | The Guardian

Critics alarmed by US nuclear agency's bid to relax rules on radioactive waste | Environment | The Guardian: Nuclear Regulatory Commission keen to allow material to be disposed of by ‘land burial’ – with potentially damaging effects

NNSA Won't Extend Comment Period on LANL Pit Review Any Further - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

NNSA Won't Extend Comment Period on LANL Pit Review Any Further - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

Third COVID-19 Case Confirmed at Hanford - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

Third COVID-19 Case Confirmed at Hanford - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

Fusion Reactor News | Radio Waves Stabilize Fusion Reactions

Fusion Reactor News | Radio Waves Stabilize Fusion Reactions: Scientists have used radio frequency waves and temperature to stabilize the volatile plasma that swirls inside fusion reactors like tokamaks and stellarators.

Federal officials recommend storage of nuclear waste in West Texas

Federal officials recommend storage of nuclear waste in West Texas: This week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a report recommending the approval for radioactive waste to be transported across Texas, and stored in Andrews County.

Developments in Advanced Reactor Licensing and Nuclear Export Controls | Hogan Lovells - JDSupra

Developments in Advanced Reactor Licensing and Nuclear Export Controls | Hogan Lovells - JDSupra: Over the past month, there have been major developments related to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) advanced reactor licensing reform and nuclear-related export controls.

Chenega Secures NRC Contract to Provide Tiered Screening Services; Timothy Lamb Comments | ExecutiveBiz

Chenega Secures NRC Contract to Provide Tiered Screening Services; Timothy Lamb Comments | ExecutiveBiz: Chenega Global Protection, a Chenega Corp. subsidiary, has received a potential 18-month contract from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to provide tiered screening services specific to mitigative efforts of COVID-19, the company reported on Wednesday.

Pandemic concerns interrupt Michigan nuclear plant outage | S&P Global Platts

Pandemic concerns interrupt Michigan nuclear plant outage | S&P Global Platts: Some work has resumed after a coronavirus pandemic caused "stand down" of activities at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 nuclear reactor in Newport, Michigan, that interrupted a refueling and maintenance outage,

Are Diamonds The Answer To Our Nuclear Waste Problem? | OilPrice.com

Are Diamonds The Answer To Our Nuclear Waste Problem? | OilPrice.com: A new development could bring the world one step closer to safely managing and even utilizing nuclear waste as energy

ENEC CEO addresses Barakah Nuclear Plant goals and schedule | Power Engineering

ENEC CEO addresses Barakah Nuclear Plant goals and schedule | Power Engineering: His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.’s (ENEC’s) CEO, recently sat down via video conference with Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s president and CEO, during a virtual fireside chat on the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic...

South Africa Targets More Nuclear Power Within Five Years - Bloomberg

South Africa Targets More Nuclear Power Within Five Years - Bloomberg: South Africa is drafting a plan to procure an additional 2,500 megawatts of nuclear power capacity within the next five years, according to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.

Discharge from Nuclear Power Plant Allows Species to Colonize | WWD

Discharge from Nuclear Power Plant Allows Species to Colonize | WWD: Due to discharges from the nearby Takahama nuclear power plant, tropical fish and other species were able to colonize a small coastal area in the Sea

EU Court Adviser Rejects Challenge to UK Aid for Nuclear Plant - The New York Times

EU Court Adviser Rejects Challenge to UK Aid for Nuclear Plant - The New York Times: The European Union's top court should reject an attempt by Austria to block British state support for a nuclear power plant in southwest England, a court adviser said on Thursday.

EU Magistrate Rejects Challenge to Funding for UK Nuclear Plant

EU Magistrate Rejects Challenge to Funding for UK Nuclear Plant: Austria’s attempt to stop a nuclear power plant in the United Kingdom should be thrown out, a magistrate for the European Union’s top court said Thursday.

PG&E Gets Record $1.9 Billion Penalty from California for Fires - Bloomberg

PG&E Gets Record $1.9 Billion Penalty from California for Fires - Bloomberg: California regulators approved a $1.9 billion penalty for PG&E Corp. for its role in sparking some of the worst wildfires in state history.

PG&E fined $1.9 billion for maintenance failures | Energy News Network

PG&E fined $1.9 billion for maintenance failures | Energy News Network: CALIFORNIA: California regulators hit PG&E with a record $1.9 billion penalty for failing to properly maintain power lines, which sparked some of the deadliest wildfires in the state’s history. (Bloomberg) ALSO: However, state regulators backed down over a $200 million fine, which PG&E claimed would threaten its ability to raise billions of dollars needed to […]

Regulators penalize PG&E for 2017, 2018 fires — but no $200 million fine - SFChronicle.com

Regulators penalize PG&E for 2017, 2018 fires — but no $200 million fine - SFChronicle.com: The California Public Utilities Commission chose to “permanently suspend” a proposed $200 million fine against PG&E over concerns about its bankruptcy financing.

California Public Utilities Commission Hits PG&E With $1.9 Billion Penalty For Wildfires – CBS San Francisco

California Public Utilities Commission Hits PG&E With $1.9 Billion Penalty For Wildfires – CBS San Francisco: The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday imposed a record $1.9 billion penalty against PG&E Co. for its role in the catastrophic 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County and 16 North Bay wildfires in 2017.

PG&E hit with $1.9-billion penalty over California wildfires - Los Angeles Times

PG&E hit with $1.9-billion penalty over California wildfires - Los Angeles Times: The penalty against PG&E is the largest ever assessed by the California Public Utilities Commission.

Energy business: a proposed new strategy | The Energy Collective Daily

Energy business: a proposed new strategy | The Energy Collective Daily

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America's Coming Conservative Climate Offensive | RealClearEnergy

America's Coming Conservative Climate Offensive | RealClearEnergy: Earlier this year, Republicans made a subtle but significant shift on climate change. Rather than doubling down on the argument that man-made CO2 emissions pose zero risk, the GOP effectively decided

Federal officials recommend storage of nuclear waste in West Texas

Federal officials recommend storage of nuclear waste in West Texas: This week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a report recommending the approval for radioactive waste to be transported across Texas, and stored in Andrews County.

Fukushima Update May 1, 2020

Fukushima Update May 1, 2020 –
The Environment Ministry will soon begin a trial use of decontaminated soil for growing crops… F. Daiichi units #1&2 exhaust stack is capped.
https://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Coronavirus: Sizewell B could cut power output as UK energy demand slumps - BBC News

Coronavirus: Sizewell B could cut power output as UK energy demand slumps - BBC News: The National Grid is looking to reduce supply as power usage drops 20% during the coronavirus crisis.

Trump's push to use global aid for nuclear projects alarms development groups | TheHill

Trump's push to use global aid for nuclear projects alarms development groups | TheHill: A new effort by the Trump administration to bolster the nuclear industry is eyeing a surprising source of financing — a fund designed to fight poverty in developing countries.

Dominion Energy unit reaches deal to settle SEC case over nuclear project - Reuters

Dominion Energy unit reaches deal to settle SEC case over nuclear project - Reuters: Dominion Energy Inc on Tuesday said it had agreed to pay a $25 million penalty to resolve claims by U.S. securities regulators that a South Carolina company it merged with misled investors about a failed $9 billion nuclear power plant project.

DTE temporarily suspends Fermi refueling work - News - Monroe News - Monroe, Michigan - Monroe, MI

DTE temporarily suspends Fermi refueling work - News - Monroe News - Monroe, Michigan - Monroe, MI

TVA getting more power from renewables than coal this year | Chattanooga Times Free Press

TVA getting more power from renewables than coal this year | Chattanooga Times Free Press: For the first time in more than six decades, the Tennessee Valley Authority got more power from renewable sources than from burning coal during the first three months of 2020.

DOE Issues Draft RFP Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders For the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract and a Notice of Intent for the Current SRS Liquid Waste Contract | Department of Energy

DOE Issues Draft RFP Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders For the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract and a Notice of Intent for the Current SRS Liquid Waste Contract | Department of Energy: DOE Issues Draft RFP Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders For the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract and a Notice of Intent for the Current SRS Liquid Waste Contract

WIPP facility ideal for plutonium disposal, federal regulators say

WIPP facility ideal for plutonium disposal, federal regulators say: The program was part of the DOE’s broader mission to curtail nuclear proliferation and clean up nuclear site across the country.

UAE's Barakah-1 nuclear reactor will reach criticality 'very soon': official | S&P Global Platts

UAE's Barakah-1 nuclear reactor will reach criticality 'very soon': official | S&P Global Platts: The recently constructed 1,400 MW Barakah 1 nuclear reactor in the UAE will reach criticality very soon, in a couple weeks or a month or so from now, Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy

Kim Jong Un is still alive. What about peace with North Korea? - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Kim Jong Un is still alive. What about peace with North Korea? - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Peace with North Korea is often dismissed as unrealistic in Washington. But there’s a growing constituency that thinks there is no other way forward.

America's Energy Infrastructure Projects Must Continue | RealClearEnergy

America's Energy Infrastructure Projects Must Continue | RealClearEnergy: The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the American economy into a tailspin. Since the virus spread coast-to-coast, over 26 million Americans have filed for unemployment and all “non-essential&rd

Pinpointing China’s new plutonium reprocessing plant - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Pinpointing China’s new plutonium reprocessing plant - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: In 2015, China began construction on a new plutonium reprocessing facility. Until now, it’s exact location had not been publicly identified.

Pinpointing China’s new plutonium reprocessing plant - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Pinpointing China’s new plutonium reprocessing plant - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: In 2015, China began construction on a new plutonium reprocessing facility. Until now, it’s exact location had not been publicly identified.

Kim Jong Un is still alive. What about peace with North Korea? - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Kim Jong Un is still alive. What about peace with North Korea? - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Peace with North Korea is often dismissed as unrealistic in Washington. But there’s a growing constituency that thinks there is no other way forward.

ENEC CEO: Barakah plant to start up 'very soon' : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

ENEC CEO: Barakah plant to start up 'very soon' : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: The first unit at the Barakah nuclear power plant will reach first criticality "within a month or so", Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi said yesterday. He was speaking to Fred Kempe, CEO of the US-based Atlantic Council think-tank, in an online discussion of the impacts of COVID-19 on global energy demand.

ENEC CEO: Barakah plant to start up 'very soon' : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

ENEC CEO: Barakah plant to start up 'very soon' : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: The first unit at the Barakah nuclear power plant will reach first criticality "within a month or so", Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation CEO Mohamed Al Hammadi said yesterday. He was speaking to Fred Kempe, CEO of the US-based Atlantic Council think-tank, in an online discussion of the impacts of COVID-19 on global energy demand.

Dismiss Austria's appeal against HPC state aid, says Advocate General : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Dismiss Austria's appeal against HPC state aid, says Advocate General : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: The European Court of Justice should dismiss an appeal brought by Austria in respect of the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power plant in the UK, Advocate General Gerard Hogan has concluded. His opinion will be taken into account when the European Court of Justice rules on Austria's appeal of the General Court's 2018 decision to reject the case.

Alloy clear for use in high-temperature reactors : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Alloy clear for use in high-temperature reactors : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: Alloy 617 - a combination of nickel, chromium, cobalt and molybdenum - has been approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for inclusion in its Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. This means the alloy, which was tested by Idaho National Laboratory, can be used in proposed molten salt, high-temperature, gas-cooled or sodium reactors. It is the first new material to be added to the Code in 30 years.

Lithuania urges Belarus not to use nuclear fuel delivered to new power plant | Baltic News Network - News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia

Lithuania urges Belarus not to use nuclear fuel delivered to new power plant | Baltic News Network - News from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia: After Belarus announced that nuclear fuel has been delivered to its new Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuania has called on Minsk not to load it into power productions facilities before safety recommendations have been met.

ENEC’s Mohamed Al Hammadi: COVID-19 won’t delay Barakah nuclear plant - Atlantic Council

ENEC’s Mohamed Al Hammadi: COVID-19 won’t delay Barakah nuclear plant - Atlantic Council: Construction of the first commercial nuclear power station in the Middle East won’t be significantly affected by the COVID-19.

Uzbekistan plans route to cleaner electricity mix : Energy & Environment - World Nuclear News

Uzbekistan plans route to cleaner electricity mix : Energy & Environment - World Nuclear News: Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy has published a detailed 'Concept Note' outlining its strategy on electrical generation to the year 2030. The document anticipates a sharp reduction in the country's reliance on gas-fired power generation from the current 83% to 50%, and sets goals for new nuclear, solar and wind power production of 15%, 8% and 7%, respectively.

UPDATE 1-French nuclear power generation fell 15.5% year-on-year in April - Reuters

UPDATE 1-French nuclear power generation fell 15.5% year-on-year in April - Reuters: (Adds details, Nuclear output in Britain, background)

Ukraine's nuclear power plants may start mining cryptocurrencies - The Block

Ukraine's nuclear power plants may start mining cryptocurrencies - The Block: Nuclear power plants in Ukraine may start mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies if a government proposal goes through.

A Japanese nuclear power plant created a habitat for tropical fish | New Scientist

A Japanese nuclear power plant created a habitat for tropical fish | New Scientist: A small increase in water temperature near a Japanese nuclear power plant allowed tropical fish to colonise the area, suggesting global warming will drastically alter some marine ecosystems

Letter on nuclear power was based on false premises | Letters to the Editor | napavalleyregister.com

Letter on nuclear power was based on false premises | Letters to the Editor | napavalleyregister.com: Letters: Nuclear isn't as green as it seems.

Trump Ban on Foreign Bulk Power Equipment Triggers New Uncertainty

Trump Ban on Foreign Bulk Power Equipment Triggers New Uncertainty: Declaring a national emergency over threats to the U.S. bulk power system (BPS), President Trump in an executive order (EO) on May 1 issued a sweeping ban

Feds Give Thumbs-Up to West Texas Nuclear Waste Plan

Feds Give Thumbs-Up to West Texas Nuclear Waste Plan: A federal review of a plan to move highly radioactive nuclear waste to rural West Texas from sites across the U.S. has concluded that regulators should approve the plan because it would not lead to significant environmental problems.

NRC Rules in Favor of New Jersey Energy Technology Company | The SandPaper

NRC Rules in Favor of New Jersey Energy Technology Company | The SandPaper: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission affirmed a 2019 decision by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board rejecting claims that moving forward with the licensing of

US regulators grant more time to consider nuclear fuel plan - San Antonio Express-News

US regulators grant more time to consider nuclear fuel plan - San Antonio Express-News: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The public will have more time to comment on an environmental review related to a proposed multibillion-dollar complex in New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently granted a request by members of New Mexico's congressional delegation, providing another 60 days for the process. The delegation had argued for more time and a delay of any public meetings given the health emergency that has resulted from the coronavirus outbreak.
The delegation said in a statement that full public participation is particularly important for projects involving nuclear waste.
"Any proposal to store commercial spent nuclear fuel raises a number of health, safety and environmental issues, including potential impacts on local agriculture and industry, issues related to the transportation of nuclear waste, and disproportionate impacts on Native American communities," they said.
The commission plans to hold a nationwide webinar and five public meetings in New Mexico during the revised public comment period.
Commission Chairwoman Kristine Svinicki said in a recent letter to the delegat

Critics alarmed by US nuclear agency's bid to relax rules on radioactive waste | Environment | The Guardian

Critics alarmed by US nuclear agency's bid to relax rules on radioactive waste | Environment | The Guardian: Nuclear Regulatory Commission keen to allow material to be disposed of by ‘land burial’ – with potentially damaging effects

Visualizing North Dakota Oil & Gas Production (Through March 2020) | The Energy Collective Daily

Visualizing North Dakota Oil & Gas Production (Through March 2020) | The Energy Collective Daily

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Daniel Ellsberg: The Cold War Was Based on a Lie

Daniel Ellsberg: The Cold War Was Based on a Lie: What follows is a conversation between "The Doomsday Machine" author and whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay of the Real News Network. Read a trans

Trump Backs Putin’s Nuclear Powers’ Summit, U.S. Envoy Tells IFX

Trump Backs Putin’s Nuclear Powers’ Summit, U.S. Envoy Tells IFX: (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump supports Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin’s proposal to hold a summit of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the American ambassador to Moscow said in an interview with a Russian news service.

Two additional coronavirus cases confirmed at Energy Department headquarters | News | aikenstandard.com

Two additional coronavirus cases confirmed at Energy Department headquarters | News | aikenstandard.com: Another two workers at the U.S. Department of Energy's headquarters in Washington, D.C., have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus.

Trump's push to use global aid for nuclear projects alarms development groups | TheHill

Trump's push to use global aid for nuclear projects alarms development groups | TheHill: A new effort by the Trump administration to bolster the nuclear industry is eyeing a surprising source of financing — a fund designed to fight poverty in developing countries.

CNNC Announces Progress At Generation IV Shidao Bay HTR-PM :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

CNNC Announces Progress At Generation IV Shidao Bay HTR-PM :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: The reactor pressure vessel, steam generator and hot gas duct of the second reactor at the Shidao Bay-1 high-temperature gas-cooled reactor-pebble bed module (HTR-PM) demonstration plant under construction in China have been successfully paired and connected, China National Nuclear Corporation said.



The connection for the first of the twin modules was finished on 28 April 2020. The same work had already been finished on 18 March for the second module.



Work on the demonstration HTGR at Shidao Bay in Shandong province, eastern China, began in December 2012.

CNNC Announces Progress At Generation IV Shidao Bay HTR-PM :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

CNNC Announces Progress At Generation IV Shidao Bay HTR-PM :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: The reactor pressure vessel, steam generator and hot gas duct of the second reactor at the Shidao Bay-1 high-temperature gas-cooled reactor-pebble bed module (HTR-PM) demonstration plant under construction in China have been successfully paired and connected, China National Nuclear Corporation said.



The connection for the first of the twin modules was finished on 28 April 2020. The same work had already been finished on 18 March for the second module.



Work on the demonstration HTGR at Shidao Bay in Shandong province, eastern China, began in December 2012.

IAEA reactor simulators get more use during Covid-19 lockdown - Nuclear Engineering International

IAEA reactor simulators get more use during Covid-19 lockdown - Nuclear Engineering International: Students and professionals in the nuclear field are making use of learning opportunities during lockdown made necessary by the Covid-19 pandemic.Requests to use the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) basic principle...

Framatome And TUM Begin Commercial Development :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

Framatome And TUM Begin Commercial Development :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: French nuclear company Framatome and the Technical University of Munich have begun the commercial development of uranium-molybdenum fuel (UMo) for nuclear research reactors.



Framatome and TUM will design and install a fuel manufacturing production line, and develop, produce and irradiate new fuel prototypes.



The project will take place at the Cerca Research and Innovation Lab (CRIL), Framatome’s new research and development laboratory for the fabrication of nuclear fuels for medical, research and sterilisation applications.

NRC Staff Backs Licensing for Second Spent-Fuel Storage Site - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

NRC Staff Backs Licensing for Second Spent-Fuel Storage Site - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

Westinghouse Electric Company installs 3D printed part in commercial nuclear reactor - 3D Printing Media Network

Westinghouse Electric Company installs 3D printed part in commercial nuclear reactor - 3D Printing Media Network: A significant milestone for additive manufacturing has been achieved in the nuclear industry: a first-of-its-kind 3D printed component has successfully been installed into a commercial nuclear reactor. The part, a 3D printed thimble plugging device, was installed by nuclear energy company Westinghouse Electric Company at Exelon's Byron Unit 1 nuclear plant during its spring refueling outage. The adoption of additive manufacturing in the nuclear sector has been somewhat slower than in other industries, but there have been some notable moments in recent years. In 2017, for instance, Siemens became the first company to complete the commercial installation of a 3D

US regulators grant more time to consider nuclear fuel plan

US regulators grant more time to consider nuclear fuel plan: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The public will have more time to comment on an environmental review related to a proposed multibillion-dollar complex in New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel...

Fuel for initial load of Ostrovets-1 arrives on site : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Fuel for initial load of Ostrovets-1 arrives on site : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: The first batch of fuel for the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus has been delivered to the construction site in Ostrovets, Russia's Rosatom announced today. The fuel assemblies are currently being prepared for unloading and inspection.

Uzbekistan plans route to cleaner electricity mix : Energy & Environment - World Nuclear News

Uzbekistan plans route to cleaner electricity mix : Energy & Environment - World Nuclear News: Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy has published a detailed 'Concept Note' outlining its strategy on electrical generation to the year 2030. The document anticipates a sharp reduction in the country's reliance on gas-fired power generation from the current 83% to 50%, and sets goals for new nuclear, solar and wind power production of 15%, 8% and 7%, respectively.

Alloy clear for use in high-temperature reactors : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News

Alloy clear for use in high-temperature reactors : New Nuclear - World Nuclear News: Alloy 617 - a combination of nickel, chromium, cobalt and molybdenum - has been approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for inclusion in its Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. This means the alloy, which was developed by Idaho National Laboratory, can be used in proposed molten salt, high-temperature, gas-cooled or sodium reactors. It is the first new material to be added to the Code in 30 years.

Dominion steels itself for market volatility, anticipating slow economic reopening in Virginia, South Carolina | Utility Dive

Dominion steels itself for market volatility, anticipating slow economic reopening in Virginia, South Carolina | Utility Dive: Utility industry news and analysis for energy professionals.

U.S. Should Keep Congress Informed About Nuclear Talks With Saudis: GAO - The New York Times

U.S. Should Keep Congress Informed About Nuclear Talks With Saudis: GAO - The New York Times: The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia, a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday.

Nuclear plant workers cite lack of precautions around virus | Republican-American

Nuclear plant workers cite lack of precautions around virus | Republican-American: HARTFORD — Workers at Connecticut’s only nuclear power plant worry that managers are not taking enough precautions against the coronavirus after 750 temporary employees were brought in to help refu…

Nuclear power getting hammered by green power and the pandemic, Energy & Commodities - THE BUSINESS TIMES

Nuclear power getting hammered by green power and the pandemic, Energy & Commodities - THE BUSINESS TIMES: GENERATING power without harmful carbon emissions has never been more urgent, yet one of the biggest sources of clean power is struggling to turn a profit. Read more at The Business Times.

East China nuclear base passes appraisal to provide large-scale heating - Xinhua | English.news.cn

East China nuclear base passes appraisal to provide large-scale heating - Xinhua | English.news.cn

Trump Administration Moves to Bolster Nuclear Power Industry – Free Press of Jacksonville

Trump Administration Moves to Bolster Nuclear Power Industry – Free Press of Jacksonville

Rosatom fears for its nuclear cities amid coronavirus pandemic - Bellona.org

Rosatom fears for its nuclear cities amid coronavirus pandemic - Bellona.org: The head of Russia’s state nuclear corporation has expressed concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus to three of its so-called …

Trump's push to use global aid for nuclear projects alarms development groups | TheHill

Trump's push to use global aid for nuclear projects alarms development groups | TheHill: A new effort by the Trump administration to bolster the nuclear industry is eyeing a surprising source of financing — a fund designed to fight poverty in developing countries.

An Atomic Catch 22: Climate Change and the Decline of America's Nuclear Fleet

An Atomic Catch 22: Climate Change and the Decline of America's Nuclear Fleet: Nuclear energy currently generates a majority of America’s carbon-free electricity. It is an energy source that we cannot afford to keep — and also cannot afford to lose.

OC poll surprises: Reconsider nuclear power, ban internal combustion engines? – Orange County Register

OC poll surprises: Reconsider nuclear power, ban internal combustion engines? – Orange County Register: “We’re not your grandfather’s Orange County,” pollster says, describing a region that is younger, more diverse and more modern.

Sky News: Michael Moore's documentary 'has exposed green energy as a fraud' | Energy Central

Sky News: Michael Moore's documentary 'has exposed green energy as a fraud' | Energy Central

What Covid-19 can teach us about climate action | The Energy Collective Daily

What Covid-19 can teach us about climate action | The Energy Collective Daily

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South Carolina Wants Full Environmental Impact Statement on Westinghouse Plant Licensing - ExchangeMonitor

South Carolina Wants Full Environmental Impact Statement on Westinghouse Plant Licensing - ExchangeMonitor: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

Due to COVID-19, major manufacturers alter operations | WilmingtonBiz

Due to COVID-19, major manufacturers alter operations | WilmingtonBiz: Several of the area’s major area manufacturers are conducting essential operations through the

US regulators grant more time to consider nuclear fuel plan - Laredo Morning Times

US regulators grant more time to consider nuclear fuel plan - Laredo Morning Times: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The public will have more time to comment on an environmental review related to a proposed multibillion-dollar complex in New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently granted a request by members of New Mexico's congressional delegation, providing another 60 days for the process. The delegation had argued for more time and a delay of any public meetings given the health emergency that has resulted from the coronavirus outbreak.
The delegation said in a statement that full public participation is particularly important for projects involving nuclear waste.
"Any proposal to store commercial spent nuclear fuel raises a number of health, safety and environmental issues, including potential impacts on local agriculture and industry, issues related to the transportation of nuclear waste, and disproportionate impacts on Native American communities," they said.
The commission plans to hold a nationwide webinar and five public meetings in New Mexico during the revised public comment period.
Commission Chairwoman Kristine Svinicki said in a recent letter to the delegat

NRC moves forward on temporary nuclear waste storage plan - WORT 89.9 FM

NRC moves forward on temporary nuclear waste storage plan - WORT 89.9 FM: The Republican-controlled Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced that it will move forward with temporary high-level nuclear waste storage in New Mexico, despite hazards of transportation and failure to have a long-term solution. Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear discusses the issues. Related Posts:Still no long-term storage for radioactive wasteHow should we store nuclear fuel?Congress moves forward […]

NRC Observes Final Shutdown Of Indian Point Unit 2 | Peekskill, NY Patch

NRC Observes Final Shutdown Of Indian Point Unit 2 | Peekskill, NY Patch: NRC Observes Final Shutdown Of Indian Point Unit 2 - Peekskill-Cortlandt, NY - Entergy shut down one of the two working reactors at Indian Point April 30. The other will be shut down in 2021.

Coronavirus: China could cut US debt holdings in response to White House Covid-19 compensation threats, analysts say | South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: China could cut US debt holdings in response to White House Covid-19 compensation threats, analysts say | South China Morning Post: US news reports suggest White House officials have already considered cancelling all or part of the US$1.1 trillion debt owed to China in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Critiquing the State Department’s Nuclear Posture Clarification - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Critiquing the State Department’s Nuclear Posture Clarification - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: The State Department recently sought to clarify U.S. nuclear posture. It, perhaps inadvertently, makes a strong case for negotiating deep reductions in U.S. and Russian high-yield strategic weapons.

Bored At Home? Try IAEA's Lockdown Nuclear College - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Bored At Home? Try IAEA's Lockdown Nuclear College - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: The latest nuclear news in Nuclear Power Industry about utilities, companies, suppliers in the nuclear energy market.

Entergy Closes Down Indian Point 2 - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers

Entergy Closes Down Indian Point 2 - News - Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers: The latest nuclear news in Nuclear Power Industry about utilities, companies, suppliers in the nuclear energy market.

OPEN100: Update #1


In February, we launched OPEN100 - the world's first open-source platform for the design, construction, and financing of nuclear power plants.

Today, we are excited to announce our selection of partners to continue development of this platform:

  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • JoΕΎef Stefan Institute
  • National Nuclear Laboratory, UK
  • Studsvik Scandpower

You can read more about the project in:
Power Magazine, Yahoo Finance, Singularity Hub and of course, our original blog post.

A big thank you to utilities, vendors, academics, and startups who helped us formulate our thesis, to the NRC for providing the baseline FSAR documents, and the NNSA for their swift export review.

We'll be publishing new releases of OPEN100 quarterly, so anticipate updates to the website and reports like the following...

Last Version:
  • Project visualization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VWTSDdYFFw
  • Design basis, conceptual plant layout, & FEL-2 engineering
  • 18 CAD files (equipment, site, building, etc)
  • Economic comparison to GEN-II PWR
  • Level 2, sub 24-month construction sequence

Next Version:
  • Define initial core configuration
  • Establish PRA driven safety basis
  • Update plant layout to accommodate larger/missing equipment, re-route piping
  • Add more detail to CAD models and alternate equipment versions
  • Level 3 construction sequence

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

U.S. should keep Congress informed about nuclear talks with Saudis: GAO - Reuters

U.S. should keep Congress informed about nuclear talks with Saudis: GAO - Reuters: The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia, a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday.

Westinghouse Installs First-Of-A-Kind 3D-Printed Fuel Component Inside Commercial Nuclear Reactor | State | dailyamerican.com

Westinghouse Installs First-Of-A-Kind 3D-Printed Fuel Component Inside Commercial Nuclear Reactor | State | dailyamerican.com: CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Penn., May 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today a 3D-printed thimble plugging device was successfully installed in Exelon's Byron Unit 1 nuclear plant during their

EBRD Says Uranium Remediation Work Is Progressing, Despite Pandemic :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

EBRD Says Uranium Remediation Work Is Progressing, Despite Pandemic :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: Efforts to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia are making progress despite the global coronavirus pandemic with work progressing in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has said.



In Tajikistan, work on the preparation and eventual delivery of remediation can begin now that a framework agreement with the EBRD has entered into force. The document provides the legal basis for the implementation of projects in the country.



In another step towards implementation, a contract for remediation works in Shekaftar in the Kyrgyz Republic has been signed, the EBRD said.

Operating record for Bruce Power as Covid-19 support Council announced - Nuclear Engineering International

Operating record for Bruce Power as Covid-19 support Council announced - Nuclear Engineering International: Canada’s Bruce Power said on 1 May that unit 1 at the Bruce nuclear power plant had set a record of 624 consecutive days of reliable operation – the longest since it was returned to service in 2012.It exceeded Bruce...

Scientists demand proper assessment of nuclear in EU Taxonomy - Nuclear Engineering International

Scientists demand proper assessment of nuclear in EU Taxonomy - Nuclear Engineering International: More than 100 scientists and environmentalists have signed a letter to the European Commission (EC) calling for a timely and just assessment of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy. The letter, addressed to EU Energy Commissioner Kadri...

Energy Journal: How COVID-19 relief reached a uranium firm in Wyoming | Wyoming News | trib.com

Energy Journal: How COVID-19 relief reached a uranium firm in Wyoming | Wyoming News | trib.com: Stay up to date with the latest energy news with reporter Camille Erickson.

New KI tablets delayed; residents urged to keep current supply for emergency use | Local News | statesville.com

New KI tablets delayed; residents urged to keep current supply for emergency use | Local News | statesville.com: The five public health departments surrounding McGuire Nuclear Power Plant (Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg) are providing an update regarding the distribution of potassium iodide (KI) for residents and

Nuclear plant workers cite lack of precautions around virus

Nuclear plant workers cite lack of precautions around virus: HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Workers at Connecticut's only nuclear power plant worry that managers are not taking enough precautions against the coronavirus after 750 temporary employees were brought in...

High Temperature Nuclear Plants | Boil and Pressure Vessel Code

High Temperature Nuclear Plants | Boil and Pressure Vessel Code: For the first time in 30 years, high-temperature nuclear plants can use a new metal. Alloy 617 is a combination of nickel, chromium, cobalt, and molybdenum.

Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News

Framatome, TUM to develop new research reactor fuel : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News: France's Framatome and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany have started commercial development of nuclear research reactor fuels based on uranium-molybdenum fuel alloys. The fuel can be used instead of highly enriched uranium, which is seen as a potential nuclear proliferation risk.

EBRD sees progress with uranium remediation : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News

EBRD sees progress with uranium remediation : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News: Work to remediate legacy uranium mining sites can begin in Tajikistan now that the country's framework agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has entered into force. The bank has also announced the signature of a contract for remediation work at the Shekaftar site in Kyrgyzstan.

Westinghouse unveils 'industry first' with 3D-printed component : Corporate - World Nuclear News

Westinghouse unveils 'industry first' with 3D-printed component : Corporate - World Nuclear News: A first-of-a-kind installation of a 3D-printed thimble plugging device has been performed at Exelon's Byron unit 1 during the plant's scheduled spring refuelling outage, Westinghouse has announced.

Viewpoint: Using irradiation to treat PPE : Perspectives - World Nuclear News

Viewpoint: Using irradiation to treat PPE : Perspectives - World Nuclear News: The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), part of which must be sterile, i.e. exempt from any microorganism such as bacteria or moulds that can compromise the wearer’s or the patient's safety. It was realised that whilst irradiation is routinely used to sterilise medical products it might also be possible to use the technology to increase the available supply of PPE, writes Paul Wynne, chairman of the International Irradiation Association.

Egypt’s Nuclear Plant Project Continues Despite Virus Restrictions | Asharq AL-awsat

Egypt’s Nuclear Plant Project Continues Despite Virus Restrictions | Asharq AL-awsat: Middle-East Arab News and Opinion - Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities

High Temperature Nuclear Plants | Boil and Pressure Vessel Code

High Temperature Nuclear Plants | Boil and Pressure Vessel Code: For the first time in 30 years, high-temperature nuclear plants can use a new metal. Alloy 617 is a combination of nickel, chromium, cobalt, and molybdenum.

IAEA reactor simulators get more use during Covid-19 lockdown - Nuclear Engineering International

IAEA reactor simulators get more use during Covid-19 lockdown - Nuclear Engineering International: Students and professionals in the nuclear field are making use of learning opportunities during lockdown made necessary by the Covid-19 pandemic.Requests to use the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) basic principle...

10 workers at Waterford nuclear power station site test positive for coronavirus

10 workers at Waterford nuclear power station site test positive for coronavirus: Workers at the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford don't think enough is being done to protect their health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nuclear Is Getting Hammered by Green Power and the Pandemic

Nuclear Is Getting Hammered by Green Power and the Pandemic: (Bloomberg) -- Generating power without harmful carbon emissions has never been more urgent, yet one of the biggest sources of clean power is struggling to turn a profit.The nuclear industry has been vying for a role as the perfect partner to the surging, but intermittent, renewables sector for years

Nuclear plant workers cite lack of precautions around virus

Nuclear plant workers cite lack of precautions around virus: Nuclear plant workers cite lack of precautions around virus-
 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Workers at Connecticut’s only nuclear power plant worry that managers are not taking enough precautions against the coronavirus after 750 temporary employees were brought in to help refuel one of the two active reactors.Ten...

Nuclear power: The need for nuclear | Features | IPE

Nuclear power: The need for nuclear | Features | IPE: Nuclear energy is key to tackling the existential challenge posed by climate change

Three Mile Island and lessons in crisis communication

Three Mile Island and lessons in crisis communication:

Serious public communication blunders by Metropolitan Edison, the power company that owned the infamous nuclear facility, created mistrust and allowed misinformation to flourish.

Earthquake, pollution threats at nuke plant raise concerns | The State

Earthquake, pollution threats at nuke plant raise concerns | The State: SC regulators want a detailed study of how a nuclear fuel plant will affect the environment near Columbia before federal regulators decide on a new license to operate the Westinghouse facility.

Robert Feitel confirmed as Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector general - Washington Times

Robert Feitel confirmed as Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector general - Washington Times: The Senate cast their first non-coronavirus related votes on Monday, confirming Robert Feitel as the new inspector general of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Senate Confirms Trump Nominee for Nuclear Regulator Watchdog

Senate Confirms Trump Nominee for Nuclear Regulator Watchdog: The Senate voted 87-0 on Monday to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick for the watchdog agency that oversees the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Exemptions for Fire Protection: NRC Hosts Public Teleconference Meeting, Provides Further Guidance | Morgan Lewis - JDSupra

Exemptions for Fire Protection: NRC Hosts Public Teleconference Meeting, Provides Further Guidance | Morgan Lewis - JDSupra: The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff hosted a public meeting via teleconference on April 29 to discuss available regulatory relief pathways from fire protection requirements...

NRC Staff Backs Licensing for Second Spent-Fuel Storage Site - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1

NRC Staff Backs Licensing for Second Spent-Fuel Storage Site - ExchangeMonitor | Page 1: ExchangeMonitor covers nuclear weapons, waste management, nuclear cleanup, international intelligence as well as carbon capture and storage.

New KI tablets delayed; residents urged to keep current supply for emergency use | Local News | statesville.com

New KI tablets delayed; residents urged to keep current supply for emergency use | Local News | statesville.com: The five public health departments surrounding McGuire Nuclear Power Plant (Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg) are providing an update regarding the distribution of potassium iodide (KI) for residents and

Nuclear waste site near Carlsbad delayed amid COVID-19, public comment extended


Nuclear waste site near Carlsbad delayed amid COVID-19, public comment extended


https://www.currentargus.com/story/news/local/2020/05/05/nuclear-waste-site-near-carlsbad-delayed-amid-covid-19/3080243001/

Monday, May 4, 2020

No Fueling Around – DOE Says It is Serious About Saving the U.S. Uranium Industry | Neutron Bytes

No Fueling Around – DOE Says It is Serious About Saving the U.S. Uranium Industry | Neutron Bytes: Department of Energy Secretary Brouillette Announces The Nuclear Fuel Working Group Strategy HALEU / ARC And Centrus Set Plans to Produce Fuel for Advanced Reactors Holtec SMR to Use Commercially-A…

A nuclear waste site where the biggest fear isn’t radiation, but coronavirus | US news | The Guardian

A nuclear waste site where the biggest fear isn’t radiation, but coronavirus | US news | The Guardian: Workers at ‘most toxic place in America’ are terrified to return to a site where there has been very little protection from the outbreak

Nuclear is Getting Hammered by Green Power and the Pandemic - Bloomberg

Nuclear is Getting Hammered by Green Power and the Pandemic - Bloomberg: Plant operators are forced to switch uneconomic units off because of low prices and slumping demand.

Plutonium pact between U.S., Russia faces precarious future, study suggests | News | aikenstandard.com

Plutonium pact between U.S., Russia faces precarious future, study suggests | News | aikenstandard.com: The status of a pact between the U.S. and Russian governments detailing the disposal of enough plutonium for thousands of nuclear weapons is nebulous, according to a lengthy, yearslong report

Time to restart nuclear arms negotiations with Russia | TheHill

Time to restart nuclear arms negotiations with Russia | TheHill: The US should agree to extend the New START Treaty and begin negotiating with Russia to reduce deployed strategic systems.

Onagawa 2 upgrade faces further delay : Regulation & Safety - World Nuclear News

Onagawa 2 upgrade faces further delay : Regulation & Safety - World Nuclear News: The completion of safety countermeasures at unit 2 of the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture, in Japan, will not be completed until March 2023, two years later than previously scheduled, Tohoku Electric Power Company announced on 30 April. Japan's nuclear regulator concluded in February the unit meets revised safety standards, clearing the way for it to resume operation.

Producers announce pre-COVID uranium output : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News

Producers announce pre-COVID uranium output : Uranium & Fuel - World Nuclear News: Production figures issued by Cameco and Kazatomprom for the first quarter of 2020 show a slight decrease on the same period last year, while those announced by the US Energy Information Administration show an 86% year-on-year fall from US facilities. This follows a year when US uranium production was the lowest on record.

Belgium starts producing Mo-99 using LEU : Regulation & Safety - World Nuclear News

Belgium starts producing Mo-99 using LEU : Regulation & Safety - World Nuclear News: Belgium's Institute of Radioelements has produced its first batch of the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 using a low-enriched uranium target rather than a high-enriched uranium one. The use of HEU is seen as a potential nuclear proliferation risk.

Safety Concerns Could Stymie Nuclear Reactor Plans

Safety Concerns Could Stymie Nuclear Reactor Plans: Safety Concerns Could Stymie Nuclear Reactor Plans

Regulator Completes Three-Day Supplier Inspection Online :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

Regulator Completes Three-Day Supplier Inspection Online :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: Finnish nuclear regulator Stuk has used online videoconferencing technology to carry out a routine three-day inspection of Raos Project Oy, the general supplier for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power station under construction in the north of Finland.



Raos Project said the decision was related to quarantine and restriction measures introduced in Finland and in Russia because of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 30 Raos Project specialists took part in the inspection.

Three Nuclear Units To Go Temporarily Offline As Pandemic Hits Energy Demand :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency

Three Nuclear Units To Go Temporarily Offline As Pandemic Hits Energy Demand :: The Independent Global Nuclear News Agency: Ukraine’s sate-run nuclear operator Energoatom will temporarily withdraw from service three of its 15 commercial nuclear power units because of government forecasts of reduced electricity demand during the coronavirus pandemic.



The projected balance of electricity production by the country’s nuclear fleet has decreased by 8.6% to 73.7 TWh, the company said on 30 April.

Russia’s Rosenergoatom looks to expand isotope business - Nuclear Engineering International

Russia’s Rosenergoatom looks to expand isotope business - Nuclear Engineering International: Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) intends to expand its isotope business in the domestic and foreign markets under its development programme to 2030.Rosenergoatom together with JSC Rusatom Helskea...

Four things you didn’t know about nuclear waste

Four things you didn’t know about nuclear waste: In my ten years working with and researching it, I've encountered lots of myths.

Trump signs order to protect the U.S. electricity system: Energy Department - Reuters

Trump signs order to protect the U.S. electricity system: Energy Department - Reuters: President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that seeks to protect the U.S. electricity system from cyber and other attacks in a move that could eventually put barriers on some imports from China and Russia.

Nuclear is Getting Hammered by Green Power and the Pandemic - BNN Bloomberg

Nuclear is Getting Hammered by Green Power and the Pandemic - BNN Bloomberg: Plant operators are forced to switch uneconomic units off because of low prices and slumping demand.

USGS: SC earthquake hits near V.C. Summer nuclear plant | Charlotte Observer

USGS: SC earthquake hits near V.C. Summer nuclear plant | Charlotte Observer: Maps show the epicenter of the earthquake was approximately 5000 feet from V.C. Summer nuclear plant, some 35 miles from Columbia.

Wind industry headed into COVID-19 crisis with record construction activity



Wind industry headed into COVID-19 crisis with record construction activity


https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/wind-industry-headed-into-covid-19-crisis-with-record-construction-activity-58397514?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202020-05-04%20Daily%20Dive%20%5Bissue:27126%5D&utm_term=Utility%20Dive

PG&E foresees $600M or greater loss for Kincade Fire, files to securitize $7.5B in fire costs

 

PG&E foresees $600M or greater loss for Kincade Fire, files to securitize $7.5B in fire costs


https://www.utilitydive.com/news/pge-foresees-600m-or-greater-loss-for-kincade-fire-files-to-securitize/577238/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202020-05-04%20Daily%20Dive%20%5Bissue:27126%5D&utm_term=Utility%20Dive