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Browns Ferry Unit 1 back online after refueling, maintenance outage

10/31/2014

Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Unit 1 returned to service Oct. 29, after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. 

Report finds problem with Hanford nuclear vapors

10/30/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site, according to a new report issued Thursday.

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom and glut

10/30/2014

The utilities say they can't accommodate the flood of newcomers to the green energy business, throwing in doubt the future of Japan's up-to-now aggressive strategy on renewable energy. Another challenge is that supplies of power from sources such as solar are not reliable enough or easily stored.

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.

FirstEnergy returns Perry to service after unplanned outage

10/29/2014

The FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) Perry nuclear plant in Ohio was returned to service Oct. 26 after an unplanned outage that occurred Oct. 20.

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.

Exelon Generation awards GE Hitachi $300M in outage services, fuel contracts

10/28/2014

Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) has awarded an integrated outage contract, worth nearly $300 million, to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) for the utility’s fleet of boiling water reactor (BWR) nuclear energy facilities.

L-3 Mapps to replace I/O system at Florida nuclear power plant

10/28/2014

L-3 Mapps said it will replace the input/output (I/O) system on the St. Lucie nuclear Unit 2 scope simulator for plant operator Florida Power & Light Co. (FP&L).

NRC to increase oversight of Calvert Cliffs nuclear Unit 2

10/27/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it will increase its oversight of Unit 2 at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland based on finalization of a white inspection finding.

Nuclear power station retrofit project uses Roxtec products

10/27/2014

A subsidiary of Roxtec has provided cable and pipe sealing systems for a major flood protection project at a UK nuclear power station.

Nuclear crowd hoping to see tweaks in EPA Clean Power Plan

10/27/2014

NRC to increase oversight of Limerick nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

Just days after issuing license extensions for both reactors at the Limerick nuclear plant in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says it will increase oversight of the plant.

VIDEO: Structural module successfully installed at Vogtle Unit 3

10/23/2014

Georgia Power has completed another milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Georgia.

Worker strike cuts nuclear power capacity in France by 7 GW

10/23/2014

EDF says its French nuclear supply was cut by 7 GW Thursday when workers at several nuclear plants went on strike.

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.

NRC increases oversight of Connecticut plant; begins special inspection in Iowa

10/22/2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Oct. 21 that it has moved to examine certain issues at nuclear plants in Iowa and Connecticut.

Areva develops wireless communication platforms

10/22/2014

Areva finalized the development of a new generation of long-range wireless communication platforms based on technology developed by Semtech Corp.

Pitt granted $987,000 to study nuclear reactor safety, operational efficiency

10/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded a $987,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh to develop sensor networks that improve safety and operational efficiency in nuclear reactors and fuel cycle systems.

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