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Callaway Energy Center's Replacement Reactor Vessel Closure Head Project


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


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


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

VIDEO: Executives call for electric markets fix


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to begin refueling PWRs


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


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


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


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

Columbia Generating Station completes “breaker to breaker” run


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


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


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


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

China breaks ground on pilot nuclear power plant


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

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