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China restarts construction of nuclear power unit


Construction on the fifth unit at China’s Hongyanhe nuclear power plant was restarted 15 months after work stopped.

Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant returns to normal NRC oversight


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it is returning the 500-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska to the commission’s regular oversight program.

EDF awards UK nuclear power plant project management contract


EDF Energy awarded a contract to Amec Foster Wheeler to provide project management services to all of its UK nuclear power plants for £15 million ($22.2 million).

NRC won’t investigate SCE in SONGS shut down


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it is dropping its investigation of Southern California Edison and the shut down San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California.

Prairie Island nuclear Unit 2 back online after false fire alarm


Prairie Island 2 nuclear power plant in Minnesota is back online three weeks after a false fire alarm brought the reactor offline.

NuScale completes upper module mockup of small nuclear reactor


NuScale Power LLC said it completed fabrication and assembly of a full-scale, upper module mockup of its NuScale Power Module (NPM).

Farley nuclear power plant goes offline for scheduled outage


Workers at the Farley nuclear power plant in Alabama took Unit 1 offline for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy dedicates reactor training area


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) dedicated its new boiling water reactor under-vessel training area in North Carolina.

VIDEO: One nuclear power steam generator’s trip to the Summer plant site


New video from Westinghouse Electric shows the journey the one steam generator took from the port of Charleston, South Carolina to the site of two Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer site in Jenkensville.

Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge


The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.

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.

Low carbon standard passes Ill. Senate committee


An Illinois Senate committee passed a bill that would establish a low carbon standard that would help the state’s nuclear power plants.

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.

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 asked to take 49% share of Bulgaria nuclear power plant


Bulgaria has asked Westinghouse Electric Co. to take up a 49 percent stake in the country’s nuclear power plant expansion project.

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.

Ningde 3 nuclear power reactor connects to power grid


The Ningde 3 nuclear power unit in China was connected to the grid.

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