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The Future of the U.S. Nuclear Industry Depends on Collaboration


Nuclear power projects are emerging from the ground in the U.S. and other countries, including India, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Farley Unit 2 resumes operation


Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Alabama, has resumed operations following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

More nuclear units return to service; spot power prices slip below $50


The power generation snapshot for Nov. 24 indicates that temperatures have moderated; spot gas and power prices have decreased and fewer nuclear power reactors are offline.

Engaging and informing on the politics of nuclear power


There is an abundance of broad, overarching questions that are major priorities right now when it comes to the future of electricity in the United States.

The future of the U.S. nuclear industry depends on collaboration


Nuclear power projects are emerging from the ground in the U.S. and several other countries around the world, including India, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Educating the Public on Nuclear is Priceless


The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has released several studies on how nuclear energy affects national, state and local economies.

GE Hitachi to supply control rod blade for Swiss nuclear power plant


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a contract with Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG (KKL) to supply more than 40 GEH Ultra Control Rod Blades to the 1,220-MW Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant in Leibstadt, Switzerland during the summer of 2015.

Westinghouse to supply fuel to nuclear reactors in Germany


Westinghouse Electric Co. has been selected by RWE and E.ON to manufacture and deliver nuclear fuel assemblies for the Gundremmingen and Emsland Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) in Germany, between 2016 and 2018.

Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes


More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

Russia to build more nuclear reactors in Iran


Russia signed a contract Friday to build two more nuclear reactors in Iran to be possibly followed by another six, a move intended to cement closer ties between the two nations.

Perry, Palo Verde nuclear units go offline due to weekend problems


Both the companies and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are investigating some problems that resulted in loss of power at a couple of nuclear plants this past weekend.

Japan’s 1,780 MW Sendai Nuclear Power Station to restart power generation


A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new safety rules imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami.

DOE chooses GE Hitachi to lead nuclear reactor research program


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to lead a research and development project to support advanced reactor technology development.

3 men with drone near French nuke site arrested


Three men in their 20s have been arrested in possession of a drone near a French nuclear reactor, the first such arrests since a spate of mysterious drone overflights of reactors began in early October.

Malfunction closes 2 Czech nuclear reactors


An official says a damaged water pipe has forced the closure of two of the four nuclear reactors at a Czech power plant.

Ameren invests $150M to update nuclear reactor at Callaway Energy Center


Ameren Missouri (NYSE: AEE) will invest approximately $150 million to replace the nuclear reactor head at the Callaway Energy Center near Fulton, Missouri. 

Mystery drones fly over French nuclear sites


French security officials are investigating a spate of mysterious and illegal flights by drone aircraft over more than a dozen nuclear power stations in France, raising security concerns in a country that largely lives off atomic energy.

DOE invests $13M for advanced nuclear reactor technologies


The Department of Energy announced awards for five companies to lead nuclear energy research and development projects supporting advanced reactor technologies.

KCP&L requests rate increase to cover upgrade costs at coal-fired power plant


Great Plains Energy subsidiary, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission (MPSC) to increase base rates for electric service to about 270,000 of its 565,000 Missouri customers in the KCP&L Missouri service area.

NRC resumes license renewals for US nuclear power plants after two year hiatus


Following a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has resumed issuing license renewals for nuclear power plants in the nation.

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