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GAO looks at reliability impacts of changing power generation mix


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on June 29 released a study provided a month before to members of Congress that looks at how the mix of energy sources for electricity generation has changed, and the growth in electricity consumption has slowed.

Canada, UK sign nuclear energy cooperation deal


The United Kingdom and Canada signed a memorandum of understanding on civil nuclear energy cooperation.

Westinghouse, European partners to supply nuclear fuel


Westinghouse Electric Co. and eight European consortium partners received 2 million euros ($2.24 million) in funding from the European Union (EU) to create a safe supply of nuclear fuel for Russian-designed reactors in the EU.

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear plant shuts down


Germany's oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by the end of 2022.

Turkey nuclear power project granted preliminary license


Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) granted a 36-month preliminary license for a new nuclear power project.

Kori-1 nuclear unit restart approved


South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said it approved the restart of the 587-MW Kori 1 reactor after a maintenance outage.

Nuclear reactor back online after more than 2 years


The Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) returned a nuclear reactor back to operations after it received its license extension.

Analyst: Slim savings as cost of Georgia nuclear plant rises


A new analysis shows the rising cost of a nuclear plant in Georgia largely erodes the savings that Southern Co. secured after the project was first approved.

Nuclear power plant closure divides plant co-owners


Nuclear power plant co-owners in Sweden are on opposite ends of a decision to shut down the plant.

NRC to increase oversight at Susquehanna nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will increase oversight at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania as a result of a white, or low to moderate safety significance, inspection finding.

Siemens, KSB to supply motors for nuclear power plant pumps


Siemens (NYSE: SI) and KSB will jointly deliver motors for feed pumps that will be used in a Belarusian nuclear power plant.

Day & Zimmermann signs nuclear power maintenance contract


Day & Zimmermann said that its Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group was awarded a six-year alliance contract by Southern Nuclear, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), for its nuclear fleet.

Latest milestone reached at Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project


Georgia Power, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), placed the CA04 module inside the Unit 4 nuclear island at the Plant Vogtle project site.

Nuclear reactor vessel installed in UAE project


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) installed the reactor vessel in the second nuclear unit under construction in the United Arab Emirates.

Nuclear manufacturing and maintenance facility officially opens


Officials marked the opening of a nuclear manufacturing and maintenance facility in Pennsylvania.

Japan OKs 40-year Fukushima cleanup plan despite unknowns


Japan has approved a revised 40-year roadmap to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, but many questions remain.

Indian Point 3 nuclear unit quickly returns to service


Entergy's (NYSE: ETRIndian Point 3 nuclear power plant in New York returned to service less than 24 hours after it automatically shut down.

Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant completes refueling outage


The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) returned the single unit, 500-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant to full power following a scheduled refueling outage.

S. Korea’s oldest nuclear reactor to permanently shut down


Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power said it would permanently shut down its oldest operating nuclear reactor in the country.

Indian Point nuclear Unit 3 shuts down


The Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant in New York automatically shut down June 15 after a turbine trip then tripped the reactor offline.

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