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Beaver Valley Unit 2 taken offline for refueling, maintenance outage

04/21/2014

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), said its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 was taken offline April 19 for scheduled refueling and maintenance.

St. Lucie Shows Public Opinion Is Easily Swayed

04/16/2014

Recently, the St. Lucie nuclear power plant in Florida has been in the news for reportedly having steam generator tube wear.

Radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear plant pumped into wrong building

04/15/2014

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that around 203 tons of highly radioactive water was pumped to the wrong building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Salem nuclear unit shuts down for second time in five days

04/14/2014

Salem nuclear Unit 1 in New Jersey automatically shut down for the second time in less than a week.

Seawater leak found in Olkiluoto nuclear unit’s condenser

04/14/2014

Production at the Olkiluoto 1 nuclear power plant in Finland was been cut back due to seawater leaking into the nuclear condenser.

Limerick nuclear power unit back online after refueling outage

04/14/2014

Operators with Exelon (NYSE: EXC) returned Unit 1 at the Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania to full power after completing a scheduled refueling outage.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 1 offline for refueling outage

04/14/2014

Unit 1 at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was taken offline for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Nuclear I&C plan approved for Finnish reactor

04/11/2014

The Finnish Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) approved the overall instrumentation and control system plan for the Olkiluoto 3 European Pressurized Reactor (EPR).

Plant Vogtle 2 trips offline due to low steam generator level

04/09/2014

Plant Vogtle Unit 2 automatically shut down April 8 after low steam generator levels were discovered.

Salem nuclear unit shuts down automatically

04/09/2014

Unit 1 at the Salem nuclear power plant in New Jersey manually tripped offline April 8 after the loss of an operating steam generator feed pump.

Point Lepreau nuclear power plant shuts down

04/07/2014

A problem with a turbine system pump has led to the shutdown of the 660-MW Point Lepreau Generation Station in New Brunswick, Canada.

Perry Nuclear Power Plant leak does not affect operations

04/04/2014

Perry Nuclear Power Plant had nearly 50 gallons of refrigerant leak from a valve on Wednesday, giving the plant an “Unusual Event” notification.

Smoke seen coming from Exelon nuclear power unit

04/03/2014

Operators with Exelon (NYSE: EXC) declared an alert at Unit 2 of the Quad Cities nuclear power plant in Illinois after smoke was seen coming from one of the plant’s electrical systems.

Russia-Ukraine conflict pushes DOE to suspend nuclear cooperation projects

04/03/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy suspended several joint projects with Russia-backed nuclear agency Rosatom in the peaceful use of nuclear energy citing “Russia’s actions in Ukraine.”

Nuclear power plant trips offline as it prepares for refueling outage

04/01/2014

The 1,245-MW Seabrook nuclear power plant in New Hampshire tripped offline April 1 as workers were preparing the unit for a refueling outage.

Main control room at Westinghouse's AP1000 nuclear power plant operational

03/31/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. has announced the Unit 1 main control room at its nuclear power plant under construction in Sanmen, China has been declared operational by Sanmen Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp.

Areva installs I&C system in U.S. nuclear power plant

03/26/2014

Areva Inc. installed its TELEPERM XS Platform digital instrumentation & control system at a third unnamed nuclear reactor in the U.S.

Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 reconnected after maintenance

03/26/2014

PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) operators reconnected the Unit 2 reactor at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant after repairing a valve on a water supply pump.

Watts Bar nuclear reactor taken offline for refueling

03/25/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 reactor has been taken offline for scheduled refueling.

Small fire extinguished at Michigan nuclear power plant

03/21/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) responded to a small fire at the Fermi Nuclear Generation Plant in Michigan.

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