The utility operating the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station confirmed an incident last week involving a canister containing spent nuclear fuel and has directed the contractor in charge of transferring the fuel to conduct additional training, it was reported Monday. Southern California Edison officials said that “performance errors” by workers from contractor Holtec International resulted in a canister containing nuclear waste getting caught on an inner ring of what is called a Cavity Enclosure Container on one of the pads at a newly constructed storage site, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Orange County Register 13th Aug 2018 read more »
Nuclear power appears on the verge of collapse in the US. This has profound environmental implications, writes Ahmed Abdulla of the University of California, San Diego. Yet, he adds, there are no simple solutions – and no signs that the trend can be reversed.
Energy Post 21st Aug 2018 read more »
In the latest you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up event, Saudi Arabia’s furious campaign of economic retaliation against Canada — in response to Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland’s criticism of the arrest of Saudi women’s rights activists — threatens to dash Westinghouse’s hopes for a lucrative nuclear deal with the Saudis. And, ironically, it may help to preserve tough rules on nuclear exports (“gold standard”) that the Saudi deal might otherwise scuttle.
Beyond Nuclear 20th Aug 2018 read more »