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Proposed tax hike in Sweden could shutdown nuclear power plants

10/29/2014

Sweden nuclear power plant operators may have to shut down older reactors earlier than planned after a new government coalition proposed increasing taxes on nuclear power capacity by 17 percent from 2015.

Power4Georgians gets 18-month extension on coal plant air permit

10/29/2014

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Oct. 15 granted Power4Georgians LLC a break on an 850-MW, coal-fired power project, allowing the company an extra 18 months, until April 14, 2016, to begin project construction under a current air permit.

Dominion can alter Kewaunee nuclear plant's emergency preparedness program

10/28/2014

Dominion was granted permission to alter its emergency preparedness program for the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin.

Gas leak investigated at uranium conversion plant in Illinois

10/28/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started an investigation after toxic gas was leaked from the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Metropolis uranium plant in Illinois.

Group wants court review of reactor license

10/28/2014

An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California's last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least temporarily.

Sendai nuclear plant’s host town approves restart

10/28/2014

A town in Japan was the first to approve restart of a nuclear power plant, three years after all nuclear capacity was shut down in the country.

MHI’s European nuclear reactor awarded compliance certification

10/27/2014

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) was awarded a certificate of compliance for meeting the European Utility Requirements (EUR) for its 1,700-MW Generation III+ EU-Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (APWR).

Nuclear crowd hoping to see tweaks in EPA Clean Power Plan

10/27/2014

Dry cask nuclear spent fuel storage facility in Maryland granted license extension

10/23/2014

A dry-cask spent fuel storage facility at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland was given a 40-year license renewal from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Fukushima Flex dome completed at Dominion nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

The first of three storage facilities were completed for Dominion Generation (NYSE: D) at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia.

U.S. CO2 emissions drop in past five of eight years, EIA says

10/23/2014

Emissions reductions in the electric power sector lead a decline in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in five of the past eight years, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Michigan electric co-op planning natural gas-fired power plant

10/23/2014

Wolverine Power Cooperative announced plans to develop the Alpine natural gas-fueled power plant in Michigan.

Areva installs two spent nuclear fuel pool level systems in Spain

10/22/2014

Areva installed two spent fuel pool level instrumentation (SFPLI) systems at a nuclear power plant in Spain.

Allison Macfarlane is leaving the U.S. NRC

10/21/2014

Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), announced she is stepping down from her post effective January 1.

NRC increases oversight at Millstone nuclear Unit 3

10/21/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) increased its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear plant in Connecticut after the commission finalized a “white,” or low to moderate safety significance, inspection at the plant.

Japan’s trade minister says he will continue with nuclear restarts

10/21/2014

Japan’s newly appointed Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says he will continue with restarting nuclear reactors in the country that are deemed safe.

EPA gathering information on proposed power plant rules

10/21/2014

As the Dec. 1 deadline for the comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan approaches, the agency continues to gather information on the proposal, Sarah Dunham, director, Office of Atmospheric Programs with the EPA said on Oct. 14.

NRC returns Browns Ferry nuclear units to normal oversight

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) returned all three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama to normal levels of inspection and oversight for the first time in four years.

UPDATE: NRC renews operating licenses of Limerick nuclear power units

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) renewed the operating licenses of units 1 and 2 at the Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania for an additional 20 years.

Flood issues at Arkansas Nuclear One given “yellow” rating by NRC

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rated as yellow, or of substantial safety significance, two flood protection violations at a nuclear power plant owned by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).