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Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant taken offline


The Omaha Public Power District took the 500-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear station offline after a lockout of the plant’s main generator.

Areva develops corrosion-prevention solution for nuclear power plants


Areva developed a technology to prevent corrosion of secondary systems in nuclear power plants.

Two more nuclear reactors OK to restart in Japan


Japanese nuclear regulators approved the restart of two more reactors in the country totaling 1.7-GW in generating capacity.

J-Power requests safety checks for nuclear MOX fuel project in Japan


A company is the first to apply for safety checks at a nuclear power plant that is under construction in Japan.

Plant Vogtle new nuclear units celebrates a year of construction


Georgia Power, Westinghouse and CB&I (NYSE: CBI) celebrated a year of progress at the Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia.

U.S. Congress OKs $345mn for MOX fabrication facility


CB&I (NYSE: CBI) announced that the U.S. Congress has continued funding for the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility project located at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

Regulators to consider Ga. nuclear plant costs


Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia.

NY court says nuke plant exempt from state program


The Indian Point nuclear power plant on the lower Hudson River is exempt from New York state's coastal management program, a midlevel state court has ruled.

Water leak found at Pennsylvania nuclear plant


Operators of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in central Pennsylvania say they have disconnected Unit One from the regional power grid after finding a small water leak inside the containment structure.

SCE chooses Holtec International to store San Onofre used nuclear fuel


Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded Holtec International a contract to store San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's used nuclear fuel in a robust underground facility.

$814K offered for projects after plant closes


Five Windham County projects have been selected to receive $814,000 in grants after the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shuts down.

Environmentalists seek wait on Callaway extension


FULTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri environmental group is renewing its calls for federal regulators to delay issuing a 20-year extension for the Callaway County nuclear power plant until legal challenges regarding spent fuel rod storage are resolved.

Kurion delivers system to treat water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant


Kurion, Inc. was awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for a second Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the site in early October.

GE Hitachi completes inspection at Texas Nuclear Power Plant


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)’s ultrasonic robot, Surveyor, successfully inspected a section of underground pipe at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station. The inspection took place at two Westinghouse-built pressurized water reactors near Bay City, Texas.

Nuclear Here to Stay, Both in the U.S. and Globally, Says Industry Expert


Nuclear power is by far the best low-carbon, high-power-density generation source currently available. So said John DeBruin, vice president of Nuclear Engineering at URS Corporation, in his fact-filled presentation at Power Generation Week yesterday morning.

Getting the Money for New Nuclear


An exciting announcement was made during the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Loan Guarantee Program panel discussion for Nuclear Power International Wednesday afternoon.

SCE&G places key part in new nuclear plant


South Carolina Electric and Gas Company says a key module has been put in place at the new reactor complex being built in Fairfield County.

U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away


Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

Hungary, Russian firm sign deal on new reactors


The Hungarian government said Tuesday it has signed three contracts with a Russian company which will allow construction in 2018 of new reactors at the country's only nuclear power plant.

France wants to help expand Czech nuclear program


French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says his country's major energy companies are interested in developing the Czech Republic's nuclear program.

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