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Browns Ferry Unit 1 back online after refueling, maintenance outage


Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Unit 1 returned to service Oct. 29, after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. 

Second Belarusian nuclear unit construction ahead of schedule


Construction on the second nuclear power generating unit of the Belarusian power plant is 8-10 months ahead of schedule.

Westinghouse to provide nuclear passive safety system to Ukraine plant


Westinghouse Electric Co. was awarded a contract to provide a passive hydrogen control system for two units at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

Proposed tax hike in Sweden could shutdown nuclear power plants


Sweden nuclear power plant operators may have to shut down older reactors earlier than planned after a new government coalition proposed increasing taxes on nuclear power capacity by 17 percent from 2015.

FirstEnergy returns Perry to service after unplanned outage


The FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) Perry nuclear plant in Ohio was returned to service Oct. 26 after an unplanned outage that occurred Oct. 20.

Dominion can alter Kewaunee nuclear plant's emergency preparedness program


Dominion was granted permission to alter its emergency preparedness program for the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin.

Sendai nuclear plant’s host town approves restart


A town in Japan was the first to approve restart of a nuclear power plant, three years after all nuclear capacity was shut down in the country.

Exelon Generation awards GE Hitachi $300M in outage services, fuel contracts


Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) has awarded an integrated outage contract, worth nearly $300 million, to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) for the utility’s fleet of boiling water reactor (BWR) nuclear energy facilities.

L-3 Mapps to replace I/O system at Florida nuclear power plant


L-3 Mapps said it will replace the input/output (I/O) system on the St. Lucie nuclear Unit 2 scope simulator for plant operator Florida Power & Light Co. (FP&L).

NRC to increase oversight of Calvert Cliffs nuclear Unit 2


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it will increase its oversight of Unit 2 at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland based on finalization of a white inspection finding.

Nuclear power station retrofit project uses Roxtec products


A subsidiary of Roxtec has provided cable and pipe sealing systems for a major flood protection project at a UK nuclear power station.

MHI’s European nuclear reactor awarded compliance certification


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) was awarded a certificate of compliance for meeting the European Utility Requirements (EUR) for its 1,700-MW Generation III+ EU-Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (APWR).

Arbitration claims updated in Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor case


Areva & Siemens updated it claim against Finnish utility TVO in regards to construction of the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor.

NRC to increase oversight of Limerick nuclear power plant


Just days after issuing license extensions for both reactors at the Limerick nuclear plant in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says it will increase oversight of the plant.

Worker strike cuts nuclear power capacity in France by 7 GW


EDF says its French nuclear supply was cut by 7 GW Thursday when workers at several nuclear plants went on strike.

Areva installs two spent nuclear fuel pool level systems in Spain


Areva installed two spent fuel pool level instrumentation (SFPLI) systems at a nuclear power plant in Spain.

NRC increases oversight of Connecticut plant; begins special inspection in Iowa


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Oct. 21 that it has moved to examine certain issues at nuclear plants in Iowa and Connecticut.

Turkey plans third nuclear power plant by 2018-2019


Turkey said it plans to build a third nuclear power plant by 2018 or 2019.

Perry nuclear power plant shuts down after feedwater loss


The Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio automatically shut down after the loss of feedwater.

NRC increases oversight at Millstone nuclear Unit 3


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) increased its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear plant in Connecticut after the commission finalized a “white,” or low to moderate safety significance, inspection at the plant.

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