December 7, 2023

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Idaho National Laboratory
NRC Eases Emergency Preparedness Rules for SMRs
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has finalized emergency preparedness rules for small modular reactors.
House Energy and Commerce Committee
House Subcommittee Considers Advanced Nuclear Bills

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security took testimony on 15 bills aimed at promoting advanced nuclear plants.

Constellation Gives Details on First-in-nation Pink Hydrogen Production
Constellation Energy gave an update on the hydrogen production demonstration project at one of its nuclear plants in New York.
NRC: Ground Settling Damaged Water Lines at Ohio Nuclear Plant
The NRC has begun to investigate ground settling incidents at the Davis-Besse nuclear plant, including two that damaged fire-protection water lines.
NRC OKs Exemption to Keep Diablo Canyon Running During License Renewal
Citing reliability concerns, the NRC OK'd a request to keep Diablo Canyon Power Plant's two reactors running past their license expirations in 2024 and 2025.
DOE Opens IIJA Nuclear Credit Program to Recently Closed Plants
A closed nuclear plant in Michigan could be eligible for federal funding to reopen under new guidelines for the 2nd round of the Civil Nuclear Credit Program.
Georgia Power Company
Making the Case for Nuclear at NARUC
The rising profile of nuclear power as one of the critical technologies that will power the U.S. to a carbon-free grid was a major theme at NARUC's conference.
PG&E Must Seek New Diablo Canyon License
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission told PG&E it would have to file a new application to keep the state's last nuclear plant operating beyond 2025.
Georgia Power
Vogtle 3 Activation Delayed Again for Safety Concerns
Southern Co. said that Unit 3 at Vogtle nuclear plant in Ga. suffered yet another delay and is not expected to come online until at least the second quarter.
IAEA Ministerial: Regulators Want to Change the Narrative on Nukes
The nuclear industry wants to change the conventional wisdom that says nuclear projects are always late, over budget and don't perform as expected.

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