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Callaway Energy Center's Replacement Reactor Vessel Closure Head Project

05/21/2015

Replacing heavy equipment is one way utilities can extend the life and increase the reliability of their existing nuclear plants. As part of investing in its Callaway Energy Center, Ameren Missouri worked with AREVA Inc. to replace the reactor vessel closure head (RVCH) during a scheduled outage in fall 2014.

WANO Redux

05/21/2015

Four years ago in this space, I wrote a column about the "new" WANO - the World Association of Nuclear Operators.

Ohio nuclear power plant restarts after steam leak

05/14/2015

A nuclear power plant that shut down over the weekend has resumed operations.

VIDEO: Executives call for electric markets fix

05/14/2015

An executive panel at an annual nuclear conference said reforms must be made to the electric market in order to recognize the value of baseload power sources such as nuclear and coal.

IAEA: Fukushima decommissioning efforts improved, more challenges ahead

05/14/2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report that cleanup and waste management efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have improved, but many challenges still need to be addressed.

Nuclear energy is key to U.S. energy future, senator says

05/14/2015

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said nuclear energy will be a key in the future of U.S. energy.

NRC sets 2017 deadline for nuclear power plants’ earthquake risk analysis

05/13/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) set a June 2017 deadline for two nuclear power plants to conduct in-depth analyses of their updated earthquake risk.

Jacobs to provide project management services to UK nuclear fleet

05/13/2015

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) was awarded a contract by EDF Energy to provide project management resources to EDF’s eight nuclear power plants and two technical centers in the United Kingdom.

Westinghouse unit to inspect nuclear reactor parts at Swiss power plant

05/13/2015

WesDyne, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Co., was awarded a six-year contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspections at the Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant (KKL) in Switzerland.

Entergy continues to monitor oil leak at Indian Point nuclear power plant

05/13/2015

Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said it continues to monitor and mitigate any impacts from an oil leak at the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

Next generation nuclear fuel design revealed

05/13/2015

Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) introduced its next generation fuel design, GNF3.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to begin refueling PWRs

05/13/2015

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it plans to begin offering refueling services to Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) customers.

Plant Farley nuclear Unit 1 completes scheduled refueling outage

05/12/2015

Plant Farley 1 in Alabama returned to service after completing an almost two-month refueling and maintenance outage.

House approves $936mn for nuclear industry, Obama to veto

05/11/2015

The U.S. House of Representatives approved $35.4 billion in an energy and water spending legislation, which President Obama said he would veto if it reached his desk in its current form.

Kudankulam nuclear Unit 1 shuts down

05/11/2015

Unit 1 at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India shut down following a reactor trip.

Columbia Generating Station completes “breaker to breaker” run

05/11/2015

Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station in Wash. recently set a new record for its longest continuous operational run – 683 days – when operators shut down the reactor to begin the station’s biennial refueling and maintenance outage.

Steam leak shuts down nuclear power plant

05/11/2015

A steam leak at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio prompted the shut down of Unit 1 on Saturday.

Video: Oil leak at nuclear power plant follows transformer explosion

05/11/2015

A transformer explosion at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York over the weekend leads to an oil leak in the nearby Hudson River.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant automatically shuts down

05/08/2015

The 636-MW Oyster Creek nuclear power plant automatically shut down because of a turbine trip.

China breaks ground on pilot nuclear power plant

05/07/2015

China began construction on a pilot nuclear power project using a domestically designed nuclear reactor.

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