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Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead


Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.

Westinghouse opens first nuclear plant outage control center


Westinghouse Electric Co. opened the company’s first outage control center in Madison, Pennsylvania.

Vermont Yankee nuclear plant begins reducing power to final shutdown


The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has begun a gradual reduction of the electricity that it generates that will end with the plant shutting down in December.

NRC begins special inspection at Millstone nuclear power unit


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will begin a special inspection at the Millstone 3 nuclear power plant in Connecticut that is operated by Dominion Nuclear (NYSE: D).

Areva to supply fuel assemblies to Germany nuclear power plant


Areva will supply fuel assemblies to the Emsland nuclear power plant in Germany as part of a contract with utility RWE.

Plant Vogtle Unit 2 taken offline for refueling, maintenance outage


Unit 2 at Southern Company's (NYSE: SO) Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant was taken offline Sunday for scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Units at the site are required to be refueled every 18 months.

AMEC to work with CNNC on nuclear projects in China & UK


AMEC signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) to work together across the civil nuclear sector in China and the UK.

Oyster Creek nuclear plant down for planned maintenance


The generator at Exelon (NYSE: EXC)’s 636-MW Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey was removed from service to begin a planned refueling outage.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 reconnects to grid after inspections


PPL Susquehanna (NYSE: PPL) operators reconnected Unit 2 of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania to the electrical grid on Sept. 15.

Firefighters called to N.C. Harris nuclear power plant


Firefighters were called to a nuclear power plant outside Raleigh after a fire was reported in a chemical room.

TVA hopes to load fuel at Watts Bar 2 in March 2015


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is targeting March 2015 to start loading fuel at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear plant in Tennessee, the federal utility noted recently in documents made public by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Areva to supply fuel for Browns Ferry nuclear power plant


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) awarded a $250 million fuel supply contract to Areva for a TVA nuclear power plant in Alabama.

Westinghouse signs I&C agreements with China nuclear company


Westinghouse Electric Co. signed two instrumentation and control (I&C) system cooperation agreements with China’s SNPAS.

Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown


A top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official has rejected a federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until it can determine whether its reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

Sendai nuclear power plant receives regulatory OK to restart


Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) Wednesday gave its approval for the dual-unit Sendai nuclear power plant to restart.

Xcel Energy, Areva extend nuclear fuel supply contract


Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and Areva extended a nuclear fuel and services contract for the Monticello nuclear power plant in Minnesota.

Cernavoda nuclear reactor shuts down after generator glitch


Nuclearelectrica shut down the second reactor at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant due to a technical glitch in the generator.

Sendai nuclear power plant may get safety clearance soon


The dual-unit Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan may receive safety clearance this week, enabling the plant to be one of the first to restart under new safety standards.

EDF Energy extends nuclear services contract with Jacobs


EDF Energy extended the contract of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) to provide project services for EDF’s eight nuclear power stations in the UK.

Oil spill reported near Beaver Valley nuclear power unit


Less than 5 gallons of oil was spilled into the Ohio River from the Beaver Valley Unit 2 reactor in Pennsylvania.

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