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  1. Hitachi teams with US universities to research ways to burn transuranics in boiling water reactors

    Hitachi has teamed with the University of California Berkley, University of Michigan and MIT to find a better way to dispose of long-lived transuranic elements. The company is pursuing a second round of research that will explore technology to use transuranics in boiling water reactor fuel. By removing transuranics, the project hopes to improve storage safety and reduce the decay period of spent fuel. Along with uranium, transuranics could then fuel commercial reactors that would produce energy and fissionable material. The new technology could be incorporated into existing reactor designs using the same non-core components of traditional GE-Hitachi boiling water reactors (BWRs). In this second round of research, the team hopes to apply more accurate methods of analysis to evaluate the potential safety and performance of the technology. Subscribe to Nuclear Power International  magazine

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    Fri, 5 Sep 2014

  2. Toshiba to independently develop boiling water reactors

    Toshiba has announced plans to independently develop a boiling - water reactor (BWR) for nuclear power plants and market it in Japan and abroad by 2015.

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    Mon, 8 Jan 2007

  3. Brunswick Nuclear Plant breaks own world record for continuous operation

    CP&L's Brunswick Nuclear Plant has set a new world record for the longest continuous operating run for a boiling water reactor , breaking its own 581-day record achieved in 1996.

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    Mon, 29 Oct 2001

  4. Southern Nuclear wins numerous honors for innovative developments for the nuclear industry

    Three teams from Southern Nuclear were each honored with a Top Innovative Practice award at a ceremony in Miami in conjunction with the Nuclear Energy Institute's 63rd Annual Industry Conference and Supplier Expo: Nuclear Energy Assembly.

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    Fri, 27 May 2016

  1. NRC seeks comment on Advanced Boiling Water Reactor draft rule amendment

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    Thu, 16 Dec 2010

  2. GE Hitachi seeks UK approval for its Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor

    GE Hitachi, the US-Japanese nuclear joint venture, has opened talks with British regulators to secure approval for its Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR).

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    Tue, 24 Nov 2009

  3. NRC to issue Combined License for new Fermi nuclear reactor

    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission concludes hearing on new nuclear reactor at Fermi site in Michigan, Combined License to be issued

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    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

  4. GE Hitachi to support Vietnam’s nuclear power infrastructure

    GEH will provide practical work experience for VAEA staff in such areas as nuclear safety culture, project management and quality assurance

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    Tue, 27 Oct 2015

  5. GE Hitachi agrees to support Vietnam nuclear power infrastructure

    The agreement calls for GEH and VAEA to cooperate to promote training and development of qualified human resources associated with the civilian nuclear power program in Vietnam.  

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    Mon, 26 Oct 2015

  6. Nuclear news: AREVA launches next-generation boiling water reactor fuel in the U.S.

    The new design offers better operational flexibility, which is particularly valuable for plants that have implemented power uprates or optimized capacity factor operating strategies.  

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    Fri, 25 Sep 2015

  7. GE-Hitachi nuclear consortium moves closer to building U.K. reactor

    Should the reactors be built, they would be the U.K.'s first commercial boiling water reactors as well as the first new nuclear power plants in the U.K. in two decades

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    Mon, 6 Jan 2014

  8. GE Hitachi to pay $2.7 million settlement over nuclear reactor design

    The NRC requires applicants for the reactor design certification demonstrate that vibrations caused by the steam dryer will not damage the plant

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    Fri, 31 Jan 2014

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