1. IDaho Samizdat reports that the Nuclear Fabrication Consortium (NFC) will be holding a two-day meeting in Cleveland Sept 20-21.
Dan Yurman will be covering the conference for Fuel Cycle Week. On his blog is an edited version of his coverage in last week’s issue of the Consortium's work on welding, nuclear fuel bundle cladding and more information about the conference. The American Nuclear Society listed over 900 firms that manufacture components for nuclear reactors
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Nate Ames, Technical Director of the organization based in Columbus, OH, told FCW in a telephone interview NFC was established to independently develop fabrication approaches and data that support the establishment of a vibrant US nuclear industry.
"Our goal is for the American nuclear supply chain to compete successfully on the global stage by enabling more cost-effective and reliable nuclear power in a carbon constrained environment."
"Our members include the most influential OEMs, suppliers, and innovators in the nuclear industry." According to the NFC's web site, members include Areva, B&W, Nucor, and Westinghouse; as well as 16 others.