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DOE settles used nuclear fuel storage lawsuit for $23.5mn

08/29/2014

Energy Northwest (EN) won a $23.5 million settlement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the construction and licensing of a used nuclear fuel storage area at the Columbia Generating Station in Washington.

TVA Browns Ferry 1 knocked offline

08/29/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Browns Ferry 1 nuclear unit in Alabama experienced a turbine trip and went offline during the evening of Aug. 26.

First nuclear reactor in UAE more than halfway complete

08/28/2014

The first nuclear reactor being built in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now more than halfway finished.

NRC says no safety issues to impede nuclear power plant license renewal

08/28/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said there are no technical issues to stop the license renewal for the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri.

Xcel Energy defends $665mn Monticello plant project

08/28/2014

Xcel Energy says customers should pay for the overrun costs of a $665 million project to rebuild a power plant in Monticello.

Kudankulam nuclear unit may begin commercial operations next month

08/28/2014

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) expects to begin commercial operations of the first unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in September.

Westinghouse contests S. Africa nuclear steam generator replacement contract

08/28/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. filed an interdict to reopen a bidding process for a contract awarded to Areva for a steam generator replacement project at a nuclear power plant in South Africa.

Pacific Nuclear Council names two new officers

08/28/2014

The Pacific Nuclear Council (PNC) announced its new officers for 2014-2016 during the organization’s 19th bi-annual international gathering in British Columbia, Canada.

Westinghouse to replace nuclear fuel at Oskarshamn power plant

08/28/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. will provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries for three units at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden.

VIDEO: Reactor vessel installed at Watts Bar 2 nuclear unit

08/27/2014

The fully assembled reactor vessel was installed at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear project in Tennessee.

Report: Iran redesigning reactor as part of deal

08/27/2014

Iran's nuclear chief said Wednesday that workers have begun redesigning its nearly completed Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of plutonium it can make as part of the country's interim deal over its nuclear program with world powers.

Russia, Ukraine disagree on new nuclear builds

08/27/2014

Russia and the Ukraine are reportedly continuing talks on construction of two units at a planned nuclear power plant.

China hydropower provider enters nuclear power venture

08/27/2014

China Three Gorges Corp. (CTGC) signed an agreement with China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) to invest in nuclear power projects and to research and develop (R&D) new nuclear technologies.

Wylfa 1 nuclear life extension decision expected in September

08/27/2014

Britain’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is expected to decide next month on a life extension for the 490-MW Wylfa 1 nuclear plant.

Judge: TEPCO responsible for woman’s suicide after Fukushima nuclear accident

08/26/2014

A district court judge in Japan ruled that Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is responsible for a woman’s suicide following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

NRC finalizes spent nuclear fuel storage rule, lifts licensing suspensions

08/26/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) finalized a used fuel storage rule and will lift the suspension of final licensing actions on nuclear power plant licenses and renewals once the rule become effective.

Areva to provide multiple nuclear services for U.S. utility

08/26/2014

Areva signed a series of agreements for fuel fabrication, outage services and used fuel management solutions for an unnamed U.S. nuclear utility.

Haiyang nuclear power plant expected online in 2016

08/26/2014

A nuclear power plant in China is expected to begin operations in 2016.

DOE, Korea team on prototype sodium-cooled nuclear reactor development

08/26/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Argonne National Laboratory teamed with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to develop a prototype sodium-cooled nuclear fast reactor.

NRC approves nuclear power uprate for Peach Bottom power plant

08/25/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a request from Exelon (NYSE: EXC) to perform an uprate project on units 2 and 3 at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania.

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