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Nuclear unit returns to service after water leak repaired


The 600-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska was returned to full power after a leak was found and repaired.

3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges


A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

NRC finalizes environmental study for nuclear plant license extension


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final report on the environmental impacts of renewing the operating license of the Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire.

Iran says will ban US experts from UN nuclear inspections


Iran says it will not allow American or Canadian inspectors working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit its nuclear facilities.

Engie agrees on nuclear license extension projects in Belgium


Engie, formerly known as GDF Suez, reached an agreement with the government of Belgium for license extensions at the Doel 1 and 2 nuclear reactors and for a new nuclear contribution system.

EDF to buy majority stake in Areva nuclear reactor business


France state-owned utility Electricite de France (EDF) agreed to buy a majority stake in the nuclear reactor development unit of Areva valued at 2.7 billion euros ($3 billion).

SCE claims $7.57B in damages for SONGS


Southern California Edison (SCE) and Edison Material Supply LLC (EMS) claimed damages of $7.57 billion in relation to the steam generator replacement at the shut down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California.

ENEC installs nuclear reactor training simulator


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) installed a second APR-1400 nuclear reactor training simulator at its learning center in Abu Dhabi.

Missouri nuclear power plant expected to reopen soon


Ameren Corp.'s nuclear power plant in mid-Missouri is expected to reopen later Friday, a day after it was shut down due to a "non-emergency" steam leak.

NRC publishes environmental report for nuclear plant license extension


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final environmental report for the two-unit Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois.

Fluor to provide maintenance to Texas nuclear power plant


Fluor (NYSE: FLR) was awarded a five-year contract by Luminant to provide maintenance services to the company’s 2,300-MW Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Texas.

Kansas firm criticized for plan to hike electric rates $152M


A proposal by Kansas' largest electric utility to raise its rates by $152 million a year is drawing strong criticism, particularly from green-energy advocates who argue that part of the plan will discourage consumers from installing solar panels or taking other steps to conserve power.

NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules


A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear license application withdrawn


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) accepted UniStar’s withdrawal of a nuclear operating license application for a 1,500-MW third unit at Calvert Cliffs power plant in Maryland.

United States could slip from top tier of nuclear leaders, speakers warn conference


The United States continues to have more electric generation from nuclear power than any other nation in the world, although it is expected to lose that position to China within the next 25 years, speakers noted during the Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC) Summit July 21 in Washington, D.C.

Nebraska nuke plant shuts down after coolant pump leaks


The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has been shut down for repairs roughly a month after a planned outage for maintenance and refueling.

CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books


Toshiba's chief executive resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years.

Roberson nominated for NRC commissioner position


President Obama nominated Jessie Hill Roberson as a commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Renewable generation outpaces nuclear in nine countries, report says


A new report says renewable energy generation has overtaken nuclear in several countries.

Contract signed for China nuclear power unit project


AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) was awarded a contract from CNPEC to supply two circuits of gas insulated line for a nuclear power plant.

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