The Energy Department says it would force repayment of the $5.6 billion provided via government loans if the Plant Vogtle expansion in Georgia is canceled. Georgia lawmakers are looking to put cost caps in place.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet Tuesday to discuss ownership transfer of Entergy's Pilgrim nuclear plant in Massachusetts after its shutdown. Entergy hopes to speed up the decommissioning process by giving its license to Holtec International next year.
As of October, the build-out of the Hanford nuclear site's vitrification plant will be led by Valerie McCain, currently the project manager at the Oak Ridge, Tenn., uranium processing facility under construction. Outgoing project head Brian Reilly will oversee Bechtel's construction at Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in Georgia.
South Carolina Electric & Gas' request to halt the temporary 15% rate cut passed by state lawmakers in June was rejected by the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals. The request to hasten the case was also refused.
The Hanford nuclear site will gain $15 million for next fiscal year after President Donald Trump signed new spending legislation Friday. The site's budget will be $2.4 billion for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
The Savannah River Site and its Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility will be discussed at next month's South Carolina Nuclear Advisory Council meeting. An update on the state's MOX-related litigation is expected.
EnergySolutions is asking Utah regulators for an exemption to state law so it can bury 10,000 tons of depleted uranium at its Tooele County landfill. The exemption would allow EnergySolutions to bid for an Army contract.
China's proposed Atomic Energy Law says it would help improve Chinese companies' international nuclear market presences and support nuclear fuel and equipment exports. The law would also form a used fuel storage and transport system.
The Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia board met Thursday but did not vote on whether to go ahead with the Plant Vogtle expansion in Georgia. A vote is due before Monday, but the board likely won't meet until "very early next week," says MEAG board member and Marietta, Ga., Mayor Steve Tumlin.
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