Archive | September, 2012

First fuel loading at Kudankulam

The Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board gave a green light for the action Russian build VVERs at Kudankulam Work began on Wednesday, Sept 19, to load commercial fuel (3-5% U235) into the core of the first of two 1,000 MW Russian built VVER nuclear reactors located on India’s southern tip in the state of Tamil […]

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Japan’s Decision on Nuclear Power:

A Good Sign? Somewhat to the surprise of many, the Japanese government recently announced its decision on the future of nuclear power in Japan, and it wasn’t the total phaseout by the 2030s that had previously been proposed. Some view the turnaround as a capitulation to Japanese industry, which had been against the phaseout.  Others […]

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European Hydrogen Road Tour 2012 – Start Your Engines

On the Anniversary of 9/11/2001 many people are taking pause to commemorate though who had fallen victim that day. Even President Obama and candidate Romney have suspended negative campaigning in remembrance of this day in U. S. history. But, across The Pond things are a bit different. Instead of thinking about the past the European […]

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Calling Out Red Herrings about MOX Fuel for TVA

The path to using it is paved with government documents The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is considering a plan to burn mixed oxide fuel in two of its power reactors starting in 2018. While the utility hasn’t formally made up its mind, the decision process reached a new stage with the release this week by […]

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Agneta Rising: A New Head for the World Nuclear Association

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) just announced this morning that Agneta Rising will become the Director-General of the Association starting January 1, 2013, taking over from John Ritch. I had previously reported on John’s intention to leave that post. In my earlier post, I noted that John Ritch took the helm of the WNA when […]

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