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Most U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Operating At Highest Level, NRC Says


A majority of U.S. nuclear power plants are operating at the highest performance levels in the latest mid-cycle assessments from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

SCE&G Updates Costs, Construction Schedule For Nuclear New Builds


The two reactors under construction at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina are now scheduled for completion in 2019 and 2020, according to updated filings with the state Public Service Commission (PSC).

Electrobas Suspends Nuclear Construction Contract Amid Corruption Probe


Eletrobras said it would suspend a contract with a consortium that is building the 1,405-MW third reactor at its Angra nuclear power plant while the company faces a corruption investigation.

NRC to increase oversight of Pilgrim nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will increase its oversight of the 670-MW Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts.

Areva delivers reactor vessel head to Belgium nuclear power plant


Areva delivered a nuclear reactor vessel head to Electrabel for Unit 4 at the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium.

Global nuclear plant life extensions to decrease sixfold by 2025


The capacity of nuclear power plants starting plant life extension (PLEX) programs will decrease from an estimated 18.1 GW in 2015 to 2.9 GW by 2025, according to a report from GlobalData.

Fourth nuclear reactor in United Arab Emirates (UAE) breaks ground


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) said it began regulated construction activity related to the reactor, containment building and supporting structures for Unit 4, the fourth identical reactor simultaneously under construction on one site.

US construction spending reaches highest level in 7 years


U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.

Sendai nuclear Unit 1 connects to grid


The Sendai 1 nuclear power unit in Japan is expected to reach commercial operations, almost three years after it was shut down following the Fukushima accident.

Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion spending down in first half of 2015


Georgia Power said in a report that the utility estimates it will spend less on construction costs in the first half of 2015 compared to the last half of 2014.

Ameren Missouri to begin moving spent nuclear fuel


Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center will begin this week moving spent nuclear fuel to new storage containers.

NRC issues corrective actions against Millstone 2 nuclear unit


Deal for AGL comes at time of increasing "risk profile" for Southern, Moody finds


Now that Southern (NYSE:SO) has announced plans to buy AGL Resources (NYSE:GAS), Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Southern rating for commercial paper, but changed its outlook to “negative” on the utility holding company.

Kazakhstan to host international uranium bank


The International Atomic Energy Agency and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement to establish a low-enriched uranium bank in the Central Asian country, a move that supporters say could reduce concerns about nuclear weapons proliferation.

IAEA says it needs money to continue Iran nuclear oversight


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it is running out of money to help Iran implement its international nuclear deal and is asking member countries to increase funding.

Doosan Babcock consortium to help build Hinkley Point C nuclear plant


UK-based Doosan Babcock and its partners won a £220 million ($346.2 million) contract as one of the preferred bidders for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in the UK.

Russia helping to refuel Iran nuclear power plant


TVEL Fuel Co. said it is ready to ship fresh nuclear fuel to the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran.

GEH shipping nuclear reactor pumps to Japan


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said the company is working to deliver pumps to customers in Japan.

Three Exelon nuclear power plants do not clear PJM auction


Exelon (NYSE: EXC) said three of its nuclear power plants did not clear the PJM capacity auction for the 2018-19 planning year.

A Tale of Two Nuclear Countries


China and Japan are relatively close to each other, yet are worlds apart when it comes to nuclear power. One country is slowly restarting shut down nuclear plants and squashing new builds, while the other is in the middle of quite a new nuclear boom.

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