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India Sets Course for Nuclear Energy with New Build of Ten 700 MW PHWR; Emphasis is on Domestic Suppliers

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved construction of 10 700 MW PHWR reactors in what is being called “a big boost” for his “Make in India” program of local sourcing of the supply chain. With almost a quarter of … Continue reading

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Vogtle and V C Summer Seek 2nd Chances to Finish Reactors

A new service agreement at the Vogtle site will remove Westinghouse as the EPC and slot the firm as a vendor. The utility is paying Fluor, a separate EPC, for ongoing work. At SCANA the utility extended the interim agreement … Continue reading

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All Good Ideas to Expand Nuclear Energy Deserve Attention

Getting the policy commitments from government and money from investors to make them a reality is an entirely different matter. There is no shortage of good ideas for improving the prospects of conventional light water reactors, small modular reactors using … Continue reading

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Idaho Lab Plans New Uses for NuScale SMR

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has a plan to conduct nuclear energy R&D using NuScale’s light water reactor technology. In doing so it will create a test bed on an international scale for advanced reactor designs. According to a report … Continue reading

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UK Nuclear Industry Wigged Out Over BREXIT

There’s not enough time to get all the pieces of a new relationship with Euratom in place to meet the needs of the UK nuclear industry. Parliament agrees with the industry that the government needs to have a strategic plan … Continue reading

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South Africa’s Tough Road to a Nuclear Tender

South Africa’s High Court Sets Aside Nuclear Deal With Russia (NucNet)(WNN): The High Court in South Africa has set aside a nuclear agreement between South Africa and Russia.  Earthlife Africa (ELA) and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy Reactor Animations

Is a picture worth 1000 words? For people interested in how light water reactors work, the mix of GIF images available on the Internet sometimes falls short.  Here’s a link to a beautifully designed set of animation of how one … Continue reading

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