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S. Africa court dismisses Westinghouse nuclear generator replacement dispute


A South African court dismissed a filing from Westinghouse Electric Co. asking to reopen bidding for a nuclear power generator replacement project.

IAEA urges India to tighten nuclear safety regulations


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is pressing India to tighten its nuclear safety regulations more by making its nuclear power watchdog independent and allowing more outside inspections.

Russia to build two nuclear power reactors in Jordan for $10bn


Russia signed a $10 billion deal to build Jordan’s first nuclear power plant.

San Diego considers hydropower project


The city of San Diego and San Diego County Water Authority are considering the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the San Vicente Reservoir, according to a report by KPBS Public Broadcasting.

Wylfa nuclear power plant to restart in a week


The Wylfa nuclear power plant in the UK is expected to restart soon after being shut down since earlier in March.

Westinghouse, German companies to offer nuclear decommissioning services


Westinghouse Electric Co. signed an agreement with HOCHTIEF team to offer integrated decommissioning, decontamination and remediation (DD&R) services for nuclear power plants in Germany.

ENEC files for nuclear power plant operating licenses


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) filed the operating license application for two nuclear reactors currently under construction.

Entergy completes outage & overhaul at Indian Point 3 nuclear unit


Entergy (NYSE: ETR) completed a $50 million overhaul and refueling outage at the Indian Point 3 nuclear power plant in New York.

Maintenance, refueling outage planned at Cook nuclear plant


An outage for maintenance and refueling is planned for unit 2 at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in southwestern Michigan.

Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup


Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Regulators meeting about SC, Georgia nuclear projects


Federal regulators are meeting to talk about inspection and testing at separate nuclear construction projects in South Carolina and Georgia.

Video: GE Hitachi Nuclear reveals tool for nuclear power uncoupling


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) introduced a remotely-operated tool that allows workers to complete tasks at the bottom of nuclear reactors.

Duke Energy utility customers could see lower electric bills


People in eastern North Carolina may see lower electric bills as early as this fall if legislation filed in the House and Senate on Tuesday is approved quickly.

Public meeting planned about oversight of Palisades plant


A public meeting is next month about increased federal oversight for Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan.

TEPCO: Fukushima nuclear Unit 1 did melt down in 2011 accident


The Tokyo Electric Power Corp. says Unit 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant did, in fact, meltdown during the 2011 accident.

NRC says Sequoyah nuclear power units OK for license renewals


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published its final environmental report for the renewal of the operating licenses for the Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Tennessee.

RWE, E.On losing money on fossil-fueled power plants


German utilities RWE and E.On released their 2014 Annual Earnings Statements, finding that the companies’ are not making a profit on its fossil-fueled power plants.

Point Lepreau nuclear plant down for repair


Canada’s 600-MW Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is offline for two weeks for repairs.

Kudankulam nuclear units 3 and 4 to break ground in 2016


The third and fourth units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India are scheduled to break ground in 2016.

Areva to build nuclear replacement reactor vessel head


Areva will fabricate and deliver a replacement reactor vessel head to an unnamed U.S. power utility under a multi-million dollar contract.

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