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AECOM Revenue Drops, Income Numbers Mixed, in 3Q

AECOM on Tuesday reported a 5% drop in overall revenue for the third quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, while income figures mostly rose. Revenue fell from nearly $3.4 billion in third-quarter 2019 to just shy of $3.2 billion for the three-month reporting period through June 30. However, net service revenue (which excludes subcontractor expenses) […]

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EnergySolutions Hires New Chief Operating Officer

A longtime executive for U.S. and Canadian power companies is scheduled to join nuclear services firm EnergySolutions in September as chief operating officer. Jeff Richardson “comes to EnergySolutions with a proven history of safety, operational excellence, vision and success within the Nuclear Industry,” the Salt Lake City-based company said in a brief statement Monday. “Jeff’s […]

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Pennsylvania, Companies in Talks on Three Mile Island Reactor Sale

A deal could be approaching to resolve the state of Pennsylvania’s concerns about the planned sale and decommissioning of the long-retired reactor Unit 2 at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. In a letter Monday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) asked to be given until Aug. 10 […]

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SONGS Reactor Pressure Vessel Arrives at Disposal Site

The reactor pressure vessel for the decommissioned Unit 1 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California has reached its final destination for disposal. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission noted the July 14 milestone in a report issued Monday from its latest inspection of the three retired reactors at the San Diego County power […]

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SONGS Reactor Pressure Vessel Reaches Disposal Site

The reactor pressure vessel for the decommissioned Unit 1 at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California has reached its final destination for disposal, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The federal agency noted the July 14 milestone in a report issued Monday from its latest inspection of the three retired reactors at […]

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California Regulator Approves SONGS Used-Fuel Inspection Plan

By John Stang With a combination of reluctance and unanimity, the California Coastal Commission voted 10-0 Thursday to approve an inspection-and-maintenance plan for on-site storage of spent reactor fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The plan is a requirement of the coastal development permit the commission issued in 2015 to SONGS majority […]

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Florida Agency Urges Conditions on Crystal River Decommissioning Contract

By John Stang The upcoming decommissioning of the Crystal River nuclear power plant needs more government oversight, some type of independent monitor, and better guarantees against cost overruns, a Florida government watchdog agency told the state Public Service Commission last week. “We ask you to order some modest changes” in the decommissioning contract, Charles Rehwinkel, an […]

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Wrap Up: NRC Extends Comment Period on Spent-Fuel Storage Doc

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday said it would extend the comment period to Nov. 3 on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a planned spent nuclear fuel storage facility in West Texas. The 60-day extension is intended to give stakeholders sufficient time to provide input during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The NRC staff intends […]

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NRC to Remove Credit Ratings From Decommissioning Financial Assurances

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is again considering updating rule language on financial assurance for decommissioning of nuclear power plants and other facilities to strip out any reference to credit ratings. The update is required under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, according to a June 26 memo from NRC Executive Director […]

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Florida Agency Urges Conditions on Crystal River Decommissioning Contract

The upcoming decommissioning of the Crystal River nuclear power plant needs more government oversight, some type of independent monitor, and better guarantees against cost overruns, a Florida government watchdog agency told the state Public Service Commission last week. “We ask you to order some modest changes” in the decommissioning contract, Charles Rehwinkel, an attorney for the […]

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