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NRC returns Browns Ferry nuclear units to normal oversight


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) returned all three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama to normal levels of inspection and oversight for the first time in four years.

UPDATE: NRC renews operating licenses of Limerick nuclear power units


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) renewed the operating licenses of units 1 and 2 at the Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania for an additional 20 years.

Flood issues at Arkansas Nuclear One given “yellow” rating by NRC


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rated as yellow, or of substantial safety significance, two flood protection violations at a nuclear power plant owned by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant resumes operations


The 636-MW Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey resumed full power, which officially completed a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

Peach Bottom nuclear Unit 2 taken offline for refueling outage


Workers with Exelon (NYSE: EXC) took Peach Bottom nuclear Unit 2 in Pennsylvania offline on Oct. 20 for a scheduled refueling outage.

Japan reactor near active volcanos called unsafe


A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.

Romania picks China nuclear company to develop reactors


Romania’s state-owned Nuclearelectrica picked China General Nuclear Power Holding Corp. (CGN) to help build two nuclear reactors in Romania.

Lightbridge to help develop nuclear research reactor in Vietnam


Lightbridge Corp. (Nasdaq: LTBR) and the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute, signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement for consulting services related to the construction and operation of a research nuclear reactor.

Plant Vogtle nuclear Unit 2 back in operations after scheduled outage


Southern Nuclear, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), brought Unit 2 at Plant Vogtle back online after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Lockheed Martin claims it is developing compact fusion nuclear reactor


The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Skunk Works team says it is developing a compact fusion reactor (CFR) that can be deployed in ten years.

India, Finland to cooperate on civil nuclear energy, spent fuel management


India and Finland signed several agreements, including two for the civil and peaceful use of nuclear energy and the management of nuclear power plant spent fuel.

Companies sign MOU to continue nuclear fuel-related work


Daher signed a memorandum of understanding with Tenex, a subsidiary of Rosatom, to continue and expand nuclear activities in Russia.

Areva unveils new nuclear training simulator


Areva introduced a new nuclear training simulator designed to develop reflexes and best habits while operating within glove boxes.

Control blade falls onto reactor vessel top guide at Cooper nuclear plant


A control blade at the Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska fell onto the reactor vessel top guide during a refueling outage.

Callaway nuclear reactor down for refueling & vessel head replacement project


Ameren Missouri shut down the 1,190-MW Callaway Energy Center in Missouri for a planned refueling and maintenance outage that also includes installation of a new nuclear reactor vessel head.

Georgia lawmakers consider new power plant rules


Georgia lawmakers heard contrasting views Thursday on how the state could meet proposed rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants.

Dungeness nuclear reactor unexpectedly goes offline


Britain’s Dungeness B-22 nuclear reactor went offline unexpectedly.

Turbine generator shut down at Britain nuclear power reactor


A turbine generator in the shut down Hunterston B nuclear Reactor 4 in Britain was taken offline to investigate increased vibrations.

Russia’s Kola 4 nuclear reactor receives 25-year life extension


Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Oversight approved a life extension for a nuclear power reactor at the 1,760-MW Kola Nuclear Power Plant.

France votes to be less nuclear-reliant


French lawmakers have voted to make their country a little less heavily dependent on nuclear energy.

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