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NRC continues oversight of Monticello nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it will continue increased oversight of the Monticello nuclear power plant in Minnesota.

Nuclear company Areva in turmoil after billions in losses


Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.

Iran & Russia to produce nuclear fuel


Iran and Russia signed a deal to jointly produce nuclear fuel in Iran.

Kansas' largest electric company seeking $152M rate increase


The largest supplier of electricity in Kansas is asking state regulators to increase its rates by $152 million annually to cover upgrades at power plants and other costs.

Duke Energy says it will drop nuclear fee off Florida bills


One of Florida's largest power companies says it will go ahead and drop a nuclear power fee now charged to customers.

France’s nuclear power plant shuts down due to pipe leak


Unit 1 at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in France shut down Feb. 28 following the discovery of a leak.

Indian Point nuclear Unit 3 down for $50mn refueling outage


Entergy (NYSE: ETR)’s Indian Point nuclear power plant Unit 3 in New York shut down for a planned refueling outage.

Callaway Energy Center's Replacement Reactor Vessel Closure Head Project


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Bushehr nuclear power plant shut down for maintenance


The Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran shut down for maintenance.

Exelon proposes Low Carbon Portfolio Standard, touts importance of nuclear


Exelon (NYSE: EXC) and Illinois lawmakers filed legislation for a plan that would reduce carbon emissions, increase renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and continue operations of the state’s nuclear power plants.

Limerick nuclear unit back online after brief outage


Workers at the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania brought Unit 1 back online after it was shut down.

NRC increases oversight of Palisades nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has increased its oversight of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan operated by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

North Anna nuclear power plant shuts down


Unit 1 of the North Anna nuclear power plant automatically tripped offline Feb. 26 as workers with Dominion (NYSE: D) were in the process of shutting the reactor down.

Second-oldest nuclear reactor in S. Korea OK to restart


South Korea’s nuclear watchdog approved a plan to restart a 679-MW nuclear power unit that was shut down after reaching its 30-year lifespan.

Gas, solar, wind generation will dominate in the future


Of the planned or under construction generation projects tracked by GenerationHub for the period between 2015 and 2017, 95% of the projects, which total 135.3 GW, are either natural gas, solar or wind facilities, Kent Knutson, director of Hub Services for PennWell, said on Feb. 19.

Mayors: Closure of Illinois nuclear plants would hurt cities


Mayors of six Illinois communities are warning of potential economic consequences if three nuclear power plants close in their areas.

Paks Nuclear Power Plant joins EPRI research program


The Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary has joined the nuclear research program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

Palo Verde nuclear power plant is US’ largest producer for 23rd time


The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona reached its 23rd consecutive year as the nation’s largest power producer.

Limerick nuclear unit offline


Unit 1 of the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was shut down Monday night after a high-pressure signal went off.

Watts Bar nuclear unit manually trips offline


Workers with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) manually shut down Watts Bar nuclear Unit 1 in Tennessee on Feb. 21.

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