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S.C. Supreme Court hears arguments for V.C. Summer nuclear plant cost increase


The S.C. Supreme Court will decide if South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) is responsible for a $278 million cost increase at the V.C. Summer nuclear plant or if the utility can recoup those costs from ratepayers.

Beaver Valley Unit 2 taken offline for refueling, maintenance outage


FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), said its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 was taken offline April 19 for scheduled refueling and maintenance.

Plant Farley conducts emergency exercise


The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., will conduct a hostile action-based exercise in coordination with federal, state and local emergency officials that will be evaluated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy


Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

Explaining the Nuclear Fuel Cycle


The demand for economical and clean energy is growing throughout the world and many countries are embracing nuclear energy as a solution to meet growing electricity demands while effectively managing climate change challenges.

Market Overview: The Outlook for Nuclear Power in India


The Republic of India is the world's second most populated country and its largest democracy.

Plant Vogtle Unit 1 back online after refueling


Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has returned online after scheduled refueling and a maintenance outage.

North Anna nuclear power plant to undergo risk assessment


North Anna nuclear power plant, owned and operated by Dominion Virginia Power, will undergo a new seismic risk assessment.

Radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear plant pumped into wrong building


Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that around 203 tons of highly radioactive water was pumped to the wrong building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Endevco charge output accelerometer


Meggitt Sensing Systems has made available its Endevco model 2280, a hermetically sealed, triaxial, piezoelectric charge output accelerometer with high-temperature operation to 482 degrees C (900 degrees F).

ORNL modeling program to simulate SMR designs


Faced with the possibility of decades of design work, Oak Ridge National Laboratory turned to open-standards modeling to cut the development time for small modular nuclear reactors.

As expected, B&W to slow its small reactor development program


Having failed to attract major financial partners to its mPower small modular reactor (SMR) program, Babcock & Wilcox (NYSE:BWC) said April 14 that it would take more of a go-slow approach on small nuclear units.

Areva to supply nuclear power components for Korea units


Areva was awarded a contract to supply and replace six stators for units 3 and 4 at Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s Kori Nuclear power plant.

Salem nuclear unit shuts down for second time in five days


Salem nuclear Unit 1 in New Jersey automatically shut down for the second time in less than a week.

Seawater leak found in Olkiluoto nuclear unit’s condenser


Production at the Olkiluoto 1 nuclear power plant in Finland was been cut back due to seawater leaking into the nuclear condenser.

UPDATE: Czech utility cancels $15bn tender for new nuclear reactors


CEZ AS canceled a $15 billion tender to build new nuclear reactors at its 1,015-MW Temelin nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic citing a drop in European power prices.

Three U.S. states want to expand the use of nuclear power


Lawmakers in three states have passed bills to expand the use of nuclear energy.

NRG OK to expand South Texas nuclear plant


NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) can expand its Texas nuclear power plant after it received the green light from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Kudankulam nuclear reactor operation date delayed


Commercial operation of a 1,000-MW nuclear reactor in India has been delayed again by a month.

Westinghouse to supply fuel to Ukrainian nuclear fleet


Westinghouse Electric Co. and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Co. of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) signed a contract extension to deliver nuclear fuel in Ukraine through 2020.

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