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Nuclear Power is Booming in Asia


The story of nuclear power in Asia overall is one of consistency and growth for the first decades of the 21st Century.

Westinghouse in talks to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine power plants


Westinghouse Electric Co. is in talks with the Ukraine to supply nuclear fuel for power generation from 2015 to help cut Ukraine's dependence on Russia.

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Join Us At NUCLEAR POWER International 2014!


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Duke plans to shut down all capacity at Beckjord site in Ohio


Sept. 26 applications were filed with PJM Interconnection for the deactivations in December of four oil-fired units at the Walter C. Beckjord power plant.

Cook nuclear plant receives spent fuel pool monitor


MOHR Test and Measurement LLC installed its EFP-IL Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation (SFPI) System at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan.

Areva, Schneider Electric team on energy storage R&D


Areva and Schneider Electric signed a research and development (R&D) agreement to develop a new energy storage solution called the flow battery.

S. Korea approves restart of nuclear reactor, three remain offline


South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission approved the restart of a nuclear reactor, while another three will remain offline.

Ameren Missouri announces plans to expand renewable portfolio, reduce CO2 emissions by 30%


Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), filed a 20-year plan with the Missouri Public Service Commission to expand solar and wind power in the state.

Frazer-Nash to design supports for nuclear reactor gas ducts at UK power plant


Frazer-Nash was picked by Magnox to perform concept and detailed design of new structural steel supports for the reactor gas ducts at the Bradwell nuclear power station in the UK.

Study: Exelon’s Illinois nuclear plants bring in $8.9bn


Exelon (NYSE: EXC)’s nuclear power plants in Illinois bring in just under $9 billion of annual economic stimulus and 28,000 jobs to the state, according to a study by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) and co-written by Nuclear Matters.

PW Power Systems completes testing of aeroderivative natural gas-fired turbine


PW Power Systems successfully completed the initial verification tests for its latest aeroderivative FT4000 gas turbine.

DOE issues draft solicitation for nuclear loan guarantees


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a draft solicitation that would provide up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for advanced nuclear energy projects.

Entergy revises Vermont Yankee shut down schedule; plans staff cuts


Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said it expects to cut staff after the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shuts down.

Westinghouse revamps legal battle over S. Africa nuclear contract


Westinghouse Electric said it refilled court papers challenging a nuclear contract between South Africa and France-based Areva.

Armenian nuclear reactor will be down for scheduled repairs


The 376-MW Armenian Nuclear Power Plant in Armenia will be shut down for scheduled annual maintenance.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deliver spent fuel pool monitors in Japan


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy will deliver spent fuel pool level monitors (SFPLM) to several utilities in Japan.

Duke Energy to invest $10M to clean up waterways, Dan River area


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has created a $10 million Water Resources Fund to cleanup waterways across five states. The fund also includes $1.5 million for projects in the Dan River Basin Region.

S. Korea nuclear unit shut down for flooding to restart soon


South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission approved the restart of a nuclear power unit and keep five others offline.

Exelon Exec: Nuclear plays critical role in Illinois


During a policy session, convened by the Illinois Commerce Commission, Exelon Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Market Policy, Kathleen Barrón, said the state must preserve its nuclear energy facilities, especially to meet carbon emissions reduction targets. The session was held to discuss the expert perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan.