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Centrus Expects DOE to Finalize New Centrifuge Contract by October

Centrus Energy expects the Department of Energy by Oct. 31 to finalize the company’s contract to build a new uranium enrichment cascade in Ohio, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A temporary DOE letter contract with the Bethesda, Md., nuclear fuel company’s American Centrifuge Operating Co. subsidiary authorizes $6.4 million […]

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Air Force to Award Big ICBM Manufacturing Contract By End of Summer 2020

The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it plans to award a contract sometime between July and September 2020 for production of the United States’ next nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile. The service plans to buy more than 600 Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) missiles, about 400 of which will go into silos starting around 2028 to replace […]

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ESCO Technologies Acquires Supplier Of Composite Products For Navy Submarines

ESCO Technologies earlier this month said it acquired Globe Composite Solutions, LLC, a provider of composite-based products for the Navy and defense industry customers, including for the Virginia- and Columbia-class nuclear submarines. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Globe, which is based near Boston, is expected to have about $37 million in sales this year. Globe provides […]

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SRS Security Contractor Centerra Wins 96% of Performance Fee

The Savannah River Site’s security contractor earned $96.1% of its possible award fee from the U.S. Department of Energy for services provided during the first half of fiscal 2019. Centerra-Savannah River Site brought in just shy of $3.14 million, out of a potential $3.26 million for the period from Oct. 1, 2018, to March 31, […]

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Cleanup of U. of Washington Building to Begin as NNSA Removes Breached Cesium-137 Source

The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) this week removed a breached cesium-137 source from a University of Washington medical research building in Seattle, clearing the way to begin remediation of the facility following its May 3 contamination. The semiautonomous Department of Energy agency on Tuesday trucked the cesium-137 source to the Pacific Northwest National […]

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Centrus CFO Resigned in June

Marian Davis has resigned as chief financial officer of uranium fuel broker and enrichment technology company Centrus Energy Corp., according to a regulatory filing. Davis submitted her letter of resignation June 7 and was expected to leave the company after it filed its 10-Q report on quarterly earnings for the period ended June 30, according […]

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New START Extension ‘Potentially’ Good for U.S., SecDef-Designate Says

Mark Esper, who could be confirmed as secretary of defense as soon as next week, held strictly to U.S. nuclear orthodoxy in his Senate confirmation hearing this week, boosting the Department of Energy’s stockpile stewardship program and urging continued funding for long-term modernization and maintenance of the nuclear arsenal. The Senate Armed Services Committee approved […]

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Graham Urges Supreme Court to Take MOX Plant Case

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has demanded the U.S. Supreme Court consider the case of South Carolina and the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF), which the state’s senior senator says has turned the Savannah River Site into a permanent plutonium dumping ground. Graham made his argument in an amicus curiae brief filed with the court on July […]

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SRNS Gets at Least 14 More Months at Savannah River

The Fluor-led Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SNRS) will continue managing the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina for up to three more years, the agency announced Thursday. The contract extension includes a 14-month base worth $1.5 billion, plus a pair of one-year options, the value of which DOE did not disclose. That […]

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University of California Expects $22.5M in Nuke Lab Management Fees for 2019

The University of California expects to bank some $22.5 million in fees in 2019 for its part in managing the two main U.S. nuclear-weapon design laboratories, the university’s Board of Regents estimated this week. The University of California (UC) is a senior partner on Triad National Security, which has managed the Los Alamos National Laboratory […]

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