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EPA releases coal ash rule

12/19/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency will now consider coal ash on the same level as household waste as opposed to hazardous waste. Household garbage and coal ash are both listed in the solid waste category, a stretch from the hazardous waste classification.

Fuel Tech receives air pollution control contracts worth $3.6Mn

12/19/2014

Fuel Tech Inc. has received multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts, worth approximately $3.6 million, from customers in China, Europe and the U.S.

NRC: DOE’s Yucca Mountain R&D meet NRC requirements

12/19/2014

The staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published Volume 4 of its safety evaluation report on a proposed underground used nuclear fuel repository in Nevada.

Video: Duke Energy acquires Halifax Solar Project in North Carolina

12/19/2014

Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) has acquired a 20-MW solar project in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, from Geenex and ET Solar Energy Corp.

Westinghouse continues to provide nuclear fuel to French power plants

12/19/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. and EDF signed a new long-term nuclear fuel contract to support EDF’s nuclear power plants in France.

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

12/19/2014

Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material.

Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

12/19/2014

The federal Energy Department will need to acquire water and land rights before it gets approval to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste beneath a mountain in the Nevada desert, according to a report released Thursday by an the agency being asked to license the project.

NRC delays approval of Callaway's license renewal

12/19/2014

Federal officials are delaying a decision on issuing a 20-year extension for the Callaway County nuclear power plant.

Duke Energy completes ash excavation at W.S. Lee Steam Station

12/19/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has submitted filings, to state regulators, outlining additional ash excavation plans for its W.S. Lee Steam Station in Belton, South Carolina.

Some see gas as replacement for Vermont Yankee

12/19/2014

About to lose their biggest employer and taxpayer with the closing of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, local leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace it.

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