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According to a Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board report, a contamination incident at the Hanford nuclear site in mid-March spread farther than initially thought. In late March, the contamination, involving strontium, was on a worker's clothes as he left a closed lab.
South Carolina legislators have started a three-day special session that will include discussions on the future of Santee Cooper. Coming to a decision on the utility in the allotted time will likely be difficult, sources said.
Licensee and applicant fees collected by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for fiscal 2019 are expected to reach $782.5 million. Roughly $530.5 million will be from annual licensing fees, an increase from fiscal 2018.
The first nuclear-powered merchant ship, the N.S. Savannah, is set to be decommissioned. The ship was christened in 1959, and decommissioning is expected to be finished by October 2023 at the earliest.
A recent report says there could be two cheaper options for treating tank waste at the Hanford nuclear site: grouting and steam reforming. However, both processes have additional issues that would need to be addressed.
The restart of EDF Energy's Hunterston B7 reactor in Scotland has been pushed back from June 30 to July 31. The company's Hunterston B8 reactor will come back online on June 24 instead of the previously planned date of May 30.
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