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Video: Floating nuclear power plants could withstand natural disasters

04/23/2014

A team of MIT engineers are revealing plans for ocean-based nuclear power plants.

China purchases Westinghouse nuclear reactors for $24B

04/23/2014

China is in the process of completing several contracts for eight Westinghouse Electric Co. nuclear reactors, for a total of $24 billion.

Millstone 2 nuclear plant gets regulatory approval to draw warmer water from Long Island Sound

04/23/2014

Connecticut's nuclear power plant won permission to use warmer water from Long Island Sound for cooling at one of its two units in Waterford, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday.

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

04/22/2014

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

04/21/2014

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

04/17/2014

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

04/17/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

Plant Vogtle Unit 1 back online after refueling

04/15/2014

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

04/15/2014

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

04/15/2014

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

04/14/2014

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

04/14/2014

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

04/14/2014

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

04/14/2014

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

04/14/2014

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

04/14/2014

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

04/14/2014

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

04/11/2014

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

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