What’s in the June 2011 issue of Nuclear News?

The June issue of Nuclear News has been published and is available in hard copy and electronically to American Nuclear Society members (click here—log-in required).

The issue contains a 32-page special section on New Construction.  Feature articles include:

  • Renaissance watch: Is it still happening? by E. Michael Blake
  • Supplying the United Kingdom’s new-build program, by Dick Kovan
  • The NNSA’s MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility moves along, by Rick Michal
  • Mandatory hearings ahead for the first new reactor licenses, by E. Michael Blake

Other features include a report on the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2011 conference and a review of INPO’s performance indicators for 2010 for the U.S. nuclear power industry.

Additional news items of note in the June issue:  TEPCO’s plan to cover the Fukushima Daiichi-1 reactor building to prevent the continued release of radioactive material into the environment; the draft recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future; Exelon and Constellation announcing plans to merge; NRC commissioners question sufficiency of station blackout rule for battery power duration; Point Beach-1 and -2 approved for 17-percent power uprates; three reactors rise, three fall in the NRC’s Reactor Oversight Process action matrix; NRC issues red finding for valve failure at Browns Ferry-1; Dominion announces plans to sell Kewaunee; GE Hitachi asks NRC to suspend design certification rulemaking for Toshiba ABWR; Areva CEO Besnainou criticizes reporting on MOX fuel; more capacity planned for uranium-bearing copper at Olympic Dam Project in Australia; MIT report says centralized storage is key, but siting problematic; India to establish independent nuclear regulatory agency; Japan’s prime minister forces shutdown of Hamaoka nuclear plant; workers make first entry into Fukushima Daiichi-1 reactor building; Italy abandons new nuclear program; and much more.

Past issues of Nuclear News, including the May issue, are available here.

This post first appeared on the ANS Nuclear Cafe.