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News Updates from ANS, Third Way

ANS Releases Nuclear in the States ToolkitThe American Nuclear Society (ANS) introduced the Nuclear in the States Toolkit, Version 1.0 (PDF File) at a media event in Washington, D.C.The toolkit catalogs policies related to new and existing nuclear...

Posted February 10, 2016    

India Takes Another Step Toward Deals With U.S. Nuclear Vendors

In a step towards opening its market to the nuclear reactor vendors of western nations, India recently finally signed off on an international agreement on liability for damages in the event of a nuclear accident. The action has been pending since...

Posted February 8, 2016    

The UK Plans to Become a Global Center for Small Nuclear Reactors. Can it Succeed?

In addition to its plans for building four huge nuclear power stations, the UK government has also announced it wants to become a global Centre for the development and manufacturing of small modular reactors (SMRs). This blog post assesses the UK’s...

Posted February 4, 2016    

Nuclear News Roundup for 1/24/16

EDF plans two new nuclear reactors in France by 2030(Reuters) France’s EDF plans to build two new nuclear reactors by 2030 in a bid to start renewing its existing fleet of 58 ageing reactors, the state-controlled utility said in a document released...

Posted January 25, 2016    

Feds Award Cost Sharing Grants for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded two $6 million cost sharing grants as the first installments of what could be, over time, up to $80 million in funding for design work on advanced nuclear reactors.Two companies, and their partners, won...

Posted January 19, 2016    

Nuclear News Roundup for 01/17/16

The big news is that two Chinese state owned nuclear firms have announced plans to build floating nuclear power plants in the 100-300 MW range.CNNC to construct prototype floating plant(WNA) A demonstration floating nuclear power plant based on...

Posted January 18, 2016    

Why the Next Generation of Nuclear Energy Technology Innovation Won't Be like the Last One

Changes are taking place in the industrial world that will shape the future of the nuclear industry. The nuclear industry must respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is taking place in Europe and Asia and will soon influence the U.S....

Posted January 4, 2016    

Westinghouse in Talks with India for Six Reactors

Indian officials are in negotiations with Westinghouse to build six 1150 MW AP1000 nuclear reactors in Gujarat, the home state of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If the talks result in contracts, they could be worth tens of billions of dollars...

Posted December 25, 2015    

2016 Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy

The outlook for nuclear energy globally is better than expected, but in the US it is a time of retrenchment.This is the annual look ahead for the global nuclear energy industry. While it is too early to predict whether the high concept promises of...

Posted December 21, 2015    

Nuclear Energy's Low-Carbon Attributes Increase Public Support

Only 30 percent know nuclear is America’s largest source of carbon-free electricityOnce informed, 84 percent agree nuclear should be important in the futureTrend of majority support for nuclear energy holds solidlyAwareness of nuclear energy’s...

Posted October 7, 2015    

Mexico May Add Two Reactors to Laguna Verde Power Station

Laguna Verde nuclear power station, Mexico Image source: Google MapsMexico’s Energy Ministry says it may decide within the next 12 months whether to seek permits to build two new full-size nuclear reactors next door to the two that have been in...

Posted September 28, 2015    

No to Pro-Nuclear at Any Price?

The Hinkley Point nuclear project in the UK is at risk threatened with sinking beneath waves of controversy driven by the rising winds of excessive costs for construction and the price of electricity that would be delivered to customers.(Update:...

Posted September 22, 2015