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TVA Browns Ferry 1 knocked offline

08/29/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Browns Ferry 1 nuclear unit in Alabama experienced a turbine trip and went offline during the evening of Aug. 26.

Xcel Energy defends $665mn Monticello plant project

08/28/2014

Xcel Energy says customers should pay for the overrun costs of a $665 million project to rebuild a power plant in Monticello.

Kudankulam nuclear unit may begin commercial operations next month

08/28/2014

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) expects to begin commercial operations of the first unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in September.

Westinghouse to replace nuclear fuel at Oskarshamn power plant

08/28/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. will provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries for three units at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden.

VIDEO: Reactor vessel installed at Watts Bar 2 nuclear unit

08/27/2014

The fully assembled reactor vessel was installed at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear project in Tennessee.

Wylfa 1 nuclear life extension decision expected in September

08/27/2014

Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is expected to decide next month on a life extension for the 490-MW Wylfa 1 nuclear plant.

Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

08/26/2014

An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle a California nuclear plant to review potential earthquake risks.

Judge: TEPCO responsible for woman’s suicide after Fukushima nuclear accident

08/26/2014

A district court judge in Japan ruled that Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is responsible for a woman’s suicide following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

Areva to provide multiple nuclear services for U.S. utility

08/26/2014

Areva signed a series of agreements for fuel fabrication, outage services and used fuel management solutions for an unnamed U.S. nuclear utility.

Southern Co. nuclear workers, IBEW work out labor deal

08/26/2014

Workers at Southern Co. (NYSE: SO)’s Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant and a union signed a new five-year labor contract.

Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure

08/26/2014

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

False alarms at nuclear plants caused by lightning

08/25/2014

The Oswego County, N.Y., Emergency Management Office believes that lightning might have triggered false alarms for two local nuclear power plants in Scriba, N.Y.

NRC approves nuclear power uprate for Peach Bottom power plant

08/25/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a request from Exelon (NYSE: EXC) to perform an uprate project on units 2 and 3 at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania.

Expert calls for nuke plant closure

08/25/2014

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

S. Korea nuclear reactor shut down due to heavy rainfall

08/25/2014

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. stopped operation of a 650-MW nuclear reactor due to heavy rainfall.

Dungeness nuclear reactor automatically trips offline

08/22/2014

The 550-MW Dungeness B22 nuclear reactor in Britain was shut down for an unplanned outage.

First unit at Fuqing nuclear plant connect to China’s power grid

08/22/2014

The first unit of six at Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian, China has been connected to the grid, according to the World Nuclear Association.

L-3 Mapps to supply trainer for FP&L nuclear power unit

08/21/2014

L-3 Mapps was selected by Florida Power & Light (FP&L) to supply a part-task trainer to the St. Lucie Plant nuclear Unit 1.

Two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors in the works for Utah

08/20/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. and Blue Castle Holdings signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a two-unit AP1000 nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah.

Electrabel may shut down two nuclear reactors for good

08/20/2014

Two nuclear reactors owned by Belgium’s Electrabel may remain offline until spring and could be permanently shut down.

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