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EDF may assist Areva & TVO in Finnish nuclear power project


Areva and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) may get some help from EDF S.A. to complete construction of a nuclear power reactor in Finland.

Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant may shut down Dec. 29


Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR) said it has set a close date for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant.

Nuclear plant automation contract awarded for UK power plants


Thales was awarded a 10-year, £30 million ($37.9 million) contract to support computerized control system services at all but two EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power plants.

Underground storage radiation leak may have another cause


A radiation leak at an underground nuclear waste storage site in New Mexico may have been caused by improper packaging.

NRC lifts order at uranium conversion facility


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has lifted a confirmatory order at the Honeywell Metropolis Works facility in Illinois.

Columbia nuclear power plant sets generation record


The 1,170-MW Columbia Generating Station in Washington state generated a record 9.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Company to provide radiography services to Southern nuclear fleet


Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) was awarded a multi-year contract to provide fleet radiography services to Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO).

DOE awards $420mn order for uranium enrichment facility decommissioning


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a task order to Fluor Federal Services Inc. for deactivation services at a former uranium enrichment facility in Kentucky.

Nuclear power plants reducing output due to warm water


Two nuclear power plants in Sweden have had to cut output due to warm temperatures in Scandinavia.

Indian Point shutdown plan debated in New York


A debate is brewing over the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposal to force the Entergy (NYSE:ETR) Indian Point nuclear units go offline for a prolonged period during the fish migration season every year.

Nebraska utilities get more time to gauge nuke flood risks


Federal regulators have given Nebraska's two biggest utilities more time to evaluate flooding hazards at their two nuclear power plants.

Summer nuclear power plant automatically trips offline


The single-unit V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina tripped back offline July 22 due to low steam generator level.

NRC issues confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear (NYSE: ETR) in regards to corrective actions taken at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan.

CB&I to implement NRC requirements at Entergy nuclear power plants


CB&I (NYSE: CBI) was awarded several contracts valued at $100 million from Entergy (NYSE: ETR) for project and construction management services at several nuclear power plants in the U.S.

Kudankulam nuclear power commercial operations delayed


Commercial operation of the 1,000-MW Kudankulam nuclear power plant has been delayed by a month.

Summer nuclear power plant shut down for leaky valve


South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) shut down the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant due to a leaking safety valve.

Torness nuclear unit returns to service


Unit 1 at the Torness nuclear power plant in Scotland returned to service July 17 after it automatically tripped offline during testing.

S. Korea nuclear power plant to restart after planned outage


South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission approved the restart of a 1,000-MW nuclear reactor after a planned maintenance outage.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant returns to service


The 636-MW Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey returned to full power July 17 after inspections showed potential issues with components that control reactor pressure.

Company wants to buy & restart Kewaunee nuclear power plant


A Chicago-area company said it wants to purchase and restart the shuttered Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin.

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