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Holtec International says it will commission its first two SMR-300 small modular reactor units at the Michigan site by 2030, while it expects to restart the existing shut-down pressurised water reactor unit at the site by the end of 2025.

Date: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
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Energoatom and Holtec International are planning to build a plant in Ukraine for the production of containers, which are currently made in the USA, for storage of used nuclear fuel. The two already have joint plans for the construction of a plant in Ukraine to manufacture equipment for Holtec small modular reactors.

Date: Thursday, 09 November 2023
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted Holtec Decommissioning International’s request to revise the emergency preparedness plan for the Indian Point NPP in Buchanan, New York, to reflect the plant’s decommissioning status. The approved exemptions will enable Holtec to establish and maintain an adequate level of radiological emergency preparedness during decommissioning. NRC said these exemptions are consistent with its actions at other decommissioning plants. Once Holtec implements the changes, state and local governments may rely on a comprehensive emergency management plan approach (all hazards) for offsite emergency response.

Date: Thursday, 02 November 2023
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US-based Holtec International says it has submitted a filing with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to begin the process of seeking federal reauthorisation of power operations at the Palisades NPP. The single-unit 800 MWe pressurised water reactor at Palisades NPP in Michigan began commercial operation in 1971. Operator Entergy announced in 2016 announced plans to close the plant in 2021 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved transfer of the licence from Entergy to Holtec in preparation for its decommissioning. The reactor was removed from service by Entergy in May 2022, and was defuelled. Its sale to Holtec was completed in June 2022 and Holtec then announced that it was applying for federal funding to allow restart of the plant.

Date: Thursday, 12 October 2023
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The Palisades plant in Michigan could become the first successfully restarted nuclear power plant in the USA following Holtec International's submission of a filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to formally begin the process of seeking reauthorisation of power operations at the plant, which was shut down in May 2022.

Date: Saturday, 07 October 2023
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A long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Holtec Palisades Energy and the non-profit Wolverine Power Cooperative may be a significant step towards restarting the US Palisades NPP.

Date: Friday, 15 September 2023
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The licence issued for the construction and operation of a consolidated interim storage facility (CISF) for used nuclear fuel in Texas has been cancelled by a US appeals court. The court ruled that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) does not have the authority to license a private storage facility away from nuclear reactors.

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2023
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The 16th and final HI-STORM FW dry storage system has been placed into the dry storage building at the Krško NPP in Slovenia, US-based Holtec International said on its Facebook page. Slovenian nuclear utility Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško’s (NEK’s) used fuel dry storage facility at Krško NPP was commissioned ahead of schedule in April with the placement by Holtec of the first cask. Placement of the 16th cask marks completion of the first loading campaign Holtec noted. “We thank our partners at NEK for their support in project preparation and execution that led us to such a successful conclusion.”

Date: Saturday, 26 August 2023
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