Big Sky Country mulls small modular reactors

A Montana Senate committee last week passed a joint resolution calling for the creation of a legislative panel to study the feasibility of replacing the coal-fired units at the state’s Colstrip power plant with advanced small modular reactors.Two of Colstrip’s four...

Farming in Fukushima

Screenshot of the video from Vice. Vice News has published a video on YouTube that follows two farmers from the Fukushima Prefecture, Noboru Saito and Koji Furuyama. Saito, who grows many different crops on his farm, says that the rice grown in the area is...

ANS presents webinar on the NPT

An expert panel will look back at the origins of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in an ANS webinar to be held on Monday, February 15, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST). Register now for the webinar, “The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50 Years,” which is...

Uranium conversion facility to reopen

The Metropolis Works plant. Photo: HoneywellHoneywell plans to resume production at its Metropolis Works uranium conversion facility in 2023 and will begin preparations for the restart this year, the company has announced. The plant is in Metropolis, Ill.Honeywell,...

Do you <em>love</em> nuclear?

Mary Lou Dunzik-GougarFebruary, the month of love! Well, at least the month in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day. I don’t pay much attention to this holiday, though I’ve never turned down a gift of flowers or good chocolate. I love my husband and I try to express...

Canada’s Darlington-1 ends record run

A view of the Darlington-1 turbine hall. Unit 1 has set a new world record for continuous operation by a nuclear power reactor. Photo: OPGIn continuous operation since January 26, 2018, Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington-1 was taken off line last Friday for an...