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Pod boiler AGRs back online before end of year, EDF Energy says
EDF Energy has estimated that Heysham A and Hartlepool nuclear power plants, currently shut down to investigate structural components in boilers, will restart at some point between...
Zetec launches pipe weld crawler
Non-destructive examination equipment supplier Zetec has launched a manually-operated circumferential scanner for inspecting pipe welds.
EDF Energy shuts Heysham A1&2 and Hartlepool for pod boiler inspections
A ‘defect’ found in a structural support of a Heysham A1 pod boiler in June has prompted further inspections in three other UK advanced gas cooled reactors with the same design,...
Ultra Electronics buys sensor manufacturer
Ultra Electronics has acquired Lab Impex Systems Ltd (“LIS”) for a cash consideration of £3.2m, from private investors which include the original founder.
LANL muon tracker to help at Fukushima
Los Alamos National Laboratory will assist Toshiba in developing a muon tracker for use helping decommission the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Steam generator services wins for B&W and Hydratight
Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. has won a contract from American Electric Power (AEP) to provide steam generator services for the Donald C. Cook (D.C. Cook) Nuclear Plant just...
Tecnatom wins NDT contract for Angra 1&2
Spain-based engineering firm Tecnatom has won a five-year contract for non-destructive testing of principal primary circuit components at Angra 1&2.
Reactor core mapping completed at Braidwood
Routine mapping of the reactor core has confirmed that all 193 nuclear fuel assemblies at unit 1 of Exelon's Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station are correctly aligned.
AREVA picked to supply spent fuel pool instrumentation to US utilities
AREVA has been awarded "a series of contracts" from US utilities for the delivery of more than 30 Spent Fuel Pool Level Instrumentation (SFPLI) systems. The systems meet the US...
GE takes on neutron-scattering detector
GE’s Measurement & Control business, manufacturer of Reuter Stokes radiation detection equipment, has announced a technology transfer agreement with Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL)...
Three more cracks found at Davis-Besse
Routine inspection of the concrete shield building at FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company's (FENOC) Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station has identified three very tight, subsurface...
NRC sends team to investigate vessel-head flaw at Shearon Harris
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said 22 May, that it is launching a special inspection at Duke Energy's Shearon Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina, after a...
Laser scanner deployed during Nine Mile Point outage
In-vessel underwater laser scanning has been used during a recent outage at to at Nine Mile Point 1, one of the oldest reactors in the United States, to inspect the steam dryer...