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DOE extends funding for light water reactor research consortium


Alstom to maintain Olkiluoto nuclear island equipment


Alstom was awarded a five-year contract to maintain equipment at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland.

Taishan nuclear reactor completion delayed a year


EDF says the first of two nuclear reactors under construction at a Chinese power project will be completed by the end of 2015.

Nuclear capacity must increase to 930 GW by 2050, report says


The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) jointly released a roadmap saying nuclear needs to more than double by 2050 in order to slow the rise in global temperature.

Heysham 1 nuclear reactor shut down for leak


EDF Energy shut down one of two reactors at the Heysham 1 nuclear power plant in the UK.

Vattenfall may end plans for new nuclear power at Ringhals


Swedish utility Vattenfall may end plans for a new nuclear power plant at the Ringhals power station as the government weighs a decision to phase out nuclear.

US nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm


Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard but posed no danger to the public.

TEPCO to miss radioactive water treatment deadline


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it would miss a self-imposed deadline to decontaminate water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

NEI: U.S. nuclear power plants operated at record capacity factor in 2014


One hundred U.S. nuclear power plants generated electricity at a capacity factor of 92 percent in 2014, according to statistics from the NEI.

GNF to provide nuclear fuel reloads to Cooper plant


Global Nuclear Fuel, a joint venture of GE, Hitachi and Toshiba, will continue to provide fuel reloads for the Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska.

Special inspections begin at River Bend nuclear power plant


Workers with the NRC began a special inspection at the River Bend nuclear power plant in Louisiana following an unplanned shutdown.

Hinkley Point B nuclear reactor taken offline for scheduled maintenance


One of two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point B in the UK was taken out of service for a £40 million ($60.1 million) maintenance outage.

Companies team on nuclear power plant prediction software development


Lloyd’s Register Consulting and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) partnered to enhance prediction software to support the decision-making process for emergency response.

Austria may sue over Hinkley Point C nuclear subsidies


VIDEO: Georgia Power updates 4Q work on Plant Vogtle reactors


Georgia Power recapped milestones reached and the next steps in construction at Plant Vogtle in Georgia where two, 1,100-MW nuclear reactors are currently under construction.

Safety checks begin at MOX-fueled nuclear power project in Japan


Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has started safety checks at Electric Power Development Co. (J-Power)’s Oma nuclear power project.

Cavendish Nuclear continues work on EDF Energy gas-cooled reactors


Cavendish Nuclear, a subsidiary of Babcock International Group, signed two agreements to continue supporting EDF Energy’s operations of its nuclear power plants.

Dungeness B nuclear power plant can operate another decade


The Dungeness B nuclear power plant was granted a 10-year life extension, plant owner EDF Energy announced.

Two workers in fatal accidents at Fukushima nuclear plant


Two workers died in separate incidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Japan, Indonesia to develop gas-cooled nuclear reactor technology


Japan and Indonesia are reportedly developing a high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactor (HTGR) in 2015.

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