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Perry nuclear power plant shuts down after feedwater loss


The Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio automatically shut down after the loss of feedwater.

NRC increases oversight at Millstone nuclear Unit 3


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) increased its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear plant in Connecticut after the commission finalized a “white,” or low to moderate safety significance, inspection at the plant.

Japan’s trade minister says he will continue with nuclear restarts


Japan’s newly appointed Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says he will continue with restarting nuclear reactors in the country that are deemed safe.

Two UK nuclear power plants shut down to stop boilers from cracking, EDF says


Power output at Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear power plants, in the U.K., were temporarily taken offline to reduce boiler temperatures and prevent cracks, EDF announced on Friday.

New water treatment system at Fukushima projected to increase capacity, cut radioactive waste by 90 percent


A new high-performance water treatment system has begun testing at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and is expected to boost water treatment capacity by 500 tons a day while reducing its radioactive waste output by 90 percent, according to a release from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).

NRC returns Browns Ferry nuclear units to normal oversight


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) returned all three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama to normal levels of inspection and oversight for the first time in four years.

Flood issues at Arkansas Nuclear One given “yellow” rating by NRC


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rated as yellow, or of substantial safety significance, two flood protection violations at a nuclear power plant owned by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

Areva, ENUSA sign enriched uranium supply contract


Areva and Spanish company ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas signed a multi-year contract for the supply of enrichment services.

Dominion could spend $6bn on CO2 compliance in Virginia


Staff at the Virginia agency charged with regulating electric utilities has found plenty to dislike in a federal plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

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Oyster Creek nuclear power plant resumes operations


The 636-MW Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey resumed full power, which officially completed a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

Peach Bottom nuclear Unit 2 taken offline for refueling outage


Workers with Exelon (NYSE: EXC) took Peach Bottom nuclear Unit 2 in Pennsylvania offline on Oct. 20 for a scheduled refueling outage.

Lightbridge to help develop nuclear research reactor in Vietnam


Lightbridge Corp. (Nasdaq: LTBR) and the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute, signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement for consulting services related to the construction and operation of a research nuclear reactor.

Plant Vogtle nuclear Unit 2 back in operations after scheduled outage


Southern Nuclear, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), brought Unit 2 at Plant Vogtle back online after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Companies sign MOU to continue nuclear fuel-related work


Daher signed a memorandum of understanding with Tenex, a subsidiary of Rosatom, to continue and expand nuclear activities in Russia.

Plant Farley Unit 2 taken offline for planned refueling, maintenance outage


Plant operators at Southern Co. (NYSE: SO)'s Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant safely took Unit 2 offline on Oct. 14 after a lightning strike on an electrical transmission line, near the plant, caused loss of a support system.

Japanese governor says too soon for nuke restarts


A Japanese governor says the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that can effectively respond to another major accident.

Areva unveils new nuclear training simulator


Areva introduced a new nuclear training simulator designed to develop reflexes and best habits while operating within glove boxes.

Control blade falls onto reactor vessel top guide at Cooper nuclear plant


A control blade at the Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska fell onto the reactor vessel top guide during a refueling outage.

Callaway nuclear reactor down for refueling & vessel head replacement project


Ameren Missouri shut down the 1,190-MW Callaway Energy Center in Missouri for a planned refueling and maintenance outage that also includes installation of a new nuclear reactor vessel head.

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