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Creusot Forge: Understanding the Manufacturing Documentation Quality Audit and the List of U.S. Reactors

Creusot Forge: Understanding the Manufacturing Documentation Quality Audit and the List of U.S. Reactors

January 10, 2017 0 comments
Posted in Reactors

On Jan. 10, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released a list of U.S. reactors for which vendors placed orders for forgings from Creusot Forge… Read More

Correction to Misinformation on U.S. Nuclear Facilities’ Components from Creusot Forge

Correction to Misinformation on U.S. Nuclear Facilities’ Components from Creusot Forge

December 24, 2016 0 comments
Posted in Reactors

On Dec. 22, an anti-nuclear organization posted a press release with incorrect information and unfounded accusations questioning the continued safe operations of U.S. nuclear energy… Read More

Confirmed Quality and Safety of U.S. Nuclear Components

Confirmed Quality and Safety of U.S. Nuclear Components

December 13, 2016 1 comment
Posted in Reactors

Components provided in U.S. by AREVA are verified for quality and forging strength. On Dec. 13, the Wall Street Journal published an article about components… Read More

Manufacturing a Solution for Our Aging Workforce

Manufacturing a Solution for Our Aging Workforce

November 29, 2016 0 comments
Posted in STEM Ed, Workforce Development

Guest post by Lance Stephens, Manager Operations Strategy and Supply Chain, AREVA NP As you may have heard, the nuclear industry has a real problem… Read More

Richland NAYGN Glimpse Nuclear Future at NuScale Power

Richland NAYGN Glimpse Nuclear Future at NuScale Power

November 4, 2016 0 comments
Posted in Reactors, Workforce Development

Guest post by Umar Faraz, Process Engineer, AREVA I recently had the privilege to tour NuScale Power in Corvallis, Ore., with some of my colleagues… Read More

When the Difference between Success and Failure is Paper Thin

When the Difference between Success and Failure is Paper Thin

October 24, 2016 0 comments
Posted in Reactors

When the difference between success and failure is less than the thickness of a sheet of paper, you know all eyes are watching. Such was… Read More

Used Nuclear Fuel Storage Sites Unfazed by Hurricane Matthew

Used Nuclear Fuel Storage Sites Unfazed by Hurricane Matthew

October 21, 2016 0 comments
Posted in Safe Used Fuel Management

For the first time in more than a decade, a major hurricane packing winds exceeding 100 miles per hour swept past five U.S. nuclear energy… Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 5 Nuclear Energy Innovations 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 5 Nuclear Energy Innovations 2016

September 28, 2016 0 comments
Posted in Reactors

By Mike Carpenter, Vice President, Outage Services, AREVA NP As we’re gearing up for the fall outage season, it is a good time to see… Read More

AREVA’s Richland Test Facility Advances Next-gen Nuclear Fuel

AREVA’s Richland Test Facility Advances Next-gen Nuclear Fuel

September 7, 2016 0 comments
Posted in Reactors

More than 350 yellow thermocouple wires were intertwined, hanging from a cabinet, looking more like a spider web strewn to catch prey rather than strategically… Read More

Imploding Bubbles Turn Back Time for Nuclear Reactors

Imploding Bubbles Turn Back Time for Nuclear Reactors

August 12, 2016 0 comments
Posted in Innovation, Reactors

Imagine being able to extend the life of an aging nuclear reactor component by simply using water. Enter cavitation peening. Cavitation peening is a process… Read More