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House Looks to Boost NRC Funding Levels

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission would get a sizable budget boost in fiscal 2019, almost entirely from funding for its review of the license application for the Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository in Nevada, under the energy and water funding bill approved Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee. The panel’s roughly 90-minute markup ended without any […]

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Wrap Up: Fort Calhoun Plant Readies for Final Used Fuel Move

The Omaha, Neb., Public Power District has issued a contract for the final move of spent reactor fuel into dry storage at the retired Fort Calhoun Station nuclear power plant. In a press release Wednesday, nuclear cleanup provider Orano USA (formerly AREVA) said its used fuel management branch Orano TN would move 944 fuel assemblies […]

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Fort Calhoun Plant Readies for Final Used Fuel Move

The Omaha, Neb., Public Power District has issued a contract for the final move of spent reactor fuel into dry storage at the retired Fort Calhoun Station nuclear power plant. In a press release Wednesday, Orano (formerly AREVA) said its used fuel management branch Orano TN would move 944 fuel assemblies from the plant’s cooling […]

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Wrap Up: Decommissioning Rules Package Submitted to Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday received a proposed package of rules for commercial nuclear power reactors making the transition from operations to decommissioning. “The proposed rule package was signed out by the Office of Executive Director and sent to the Office of the Secretary yesterday, so … the Commission has it,” […]

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Entergy, NorthStar Delay Financial Answers to NRC on Vermont Yankee

By John Stang Entergy and NorthStar Group Services are delaying providing extra financial information to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the planned sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant by just over two weeks. The NRC has questions about whether Entergy and NorthStar have their finances in order to complete decommissioning of the […]

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AECOM Highlights Nuclear Decommissioning as Growing Revenue Opportunity

The growing market for decommissioning of commercial nuclear reactors could help offset revenue losses in other business lines at engineering and infrastructure giant AECOM, such as construction of gas-fired power plants, the company’s top executive said Tuesday. Like rival Fluor, AECOM is moving out of the market to build fixed-price natural gas power plants. When […]

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NRC Decommissioning Rules Package Submitted to Commission

The members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday received a proposed package of rules for commercial nuclear power reactors making the transition from operations to decommissioning. “The proposed rule package was signed out by the Office of Executive Director and sent to the Office of the Secretary yesterday, so … the Commission has it,” […]

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Southern Calif. Edison Earnings Take a Hit, but Not From SONGS

Costs related to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) were seemingly a nonfactor in the first-quarter 2018 balance sheet for its majority owner. In a Tuesday conference call on Edison International’s latest earnings, the retired nuclear power plant barely came up as analysts and executives at the California-based utility discussed wildfire recovery costs and […]

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Wrap Up: NRC Should Receive Proposed Decommissioning Rulemaking Package Next Week

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission should next week receive agency staff’s proposed rule package for nuclear power reactors transitioning from operations to decommissioning, a senior official said Wednesday. The proposal is going through its final concurrence process by NRC offices, and as of this week was at the Office of the Executive Director […]

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NRC Should Receive Proposed Decommissioning Rulemaking Package Next Week

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission should next week receive agency staff’s proposed package of rules for nuclear power reactors transitioning from operations to decommissioning, a senior official said Wednesday. The proposal is going through its final concurrence process and should be submitted to the commissioners on May 7, according to Meena Khanna, chief […]

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