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Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions said Wednesday that it had submitted plans with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission detailing how it would train its staff to begin decommissioning at three of its nuclear power plants – the David-Besse and Perry plants in Ohio and the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.(read more)
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Electricity generated by nuclear power increased in 2017, notching a gain in production for the fifth consecutive year, the World Nuclear Performance Report 2018 declares. The annual assessment of the nuclear industry worldwide is produced by the World Nuclear Association.(read more)
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FirstEnergy Solutions Inc has taken its next regulatory step towards the closure of the Beaver Valley, Davis-Besse and Perry plants, filing plans related to their decommissioning with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  
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Global nuclear power generation in 2017 increased for the fifth consecutive year, reaching 2506 TWh, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. The Association says the industry is on target to meet the near-term goals of its Harmony programme.
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US company GSE Systems Inc has been awarded two contracts worth a total of USD8 million to update simulators at nuclear power plants at Mochovce in Slovakia and Kori in South Korea.
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The governors of five states in the USA's New England region have called on the regional grid operator to evaluate incentives for nuclear energy, among other affordable, clean and secure energy options.
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With local government approvals in hand, the Chugoku Electric Company in Japan has sent in its application to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for inspections that would allow the start of the Shimane Unit 3 reactor, putting it on track to be the first new reactor to start up in the county since the Fukushima Dai-ichi accident.(read more)
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Britain's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded a three-year contract to National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and Wood to carry out a key research project on fuels for advanced nuclear reactors.(read more)
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed its final environmental assessment of the decommissioning plan for Centrus Energy Corporation's Lead Centrifuge Facility in Piketon, Ohio, with a finding of No Significant Impact.
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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced on August 8 that it would renew Ontario Power Generation Inc.’s (OPG) Nuclear Power Reactor Operating Licence for the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (PNGS) located in Pickering, Ontario.(read more)
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Four Westinghouse AP1000 reactor construction projects in China nearing completion continue to pass operational milestones on their way towards commercial operating status, the latest represented by the Sanmen Unit 1 reactor in Zhejiang province that reached 100 percent power on Tuesday.(read more)
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Washington State's Department of Ecology has launched a 45-day public comment period on whether to allow the US Department of Energy to fill a radioactive waste-containing tunnel at the Hanford site with grout.
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Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has reached full power operation for the first time. In late-June, the unit became the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.
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The China Advanced Research Reactor has been operated continuously at high-power for 14 days, setting a new operational record for the 60 MWt light-water tank-in-pool type unit. The reactor has also completed its first batch of irradiation tasks.
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SNC-Lavalin said it had signed an engineering service contract and a licensing agreement with China’s Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company Limited (TQNPC) to implement 37M Natural Uranium Equivalent (NUE) fuel, a mixture of depleted and recycled uranium, in Qinshan’s CANDU reactors Units 1 and 2.(read more)
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A top official with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has said that the federal government is attempting to create a list of power plants that are considered too valuable to lose in the event of any natural or man-made crisis that could threaten the nation's security or the health of its citizens.(read more)
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Rusatom International Network has signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation with the Eurasian Development Bank, which provides for establishing common principles of bilateral cooperation with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and other countries.
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The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries have launched the Barakah Youth Council to "inspire, support, and empower" future leaders of the United Arab Emirates' nuclear energy industry.
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The first shielded waste transfer package has been installed onto one of three machines at the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) at the Sellafield site in the UK. The machines will begin removing magnesium swarf waste from the building's 22 silo compartments from next year.
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The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is working with the US Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and the National Security Council to identify power plants that are "critical" to the nation's power grid.  
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