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Expert calls for nuke plant closure

08/25/2014

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

S. Korea nuclear reactor shut down due to heavy rainfall

08/25/2014

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. stopped operation of a 650-MW nuclear reactor due to heavy rainfall.

Dungeness nuclear reactor automatically trips offline

08/22/2014

The 550-MW Dungeness B22 nuclear reactor in Britain was shut down for an unplanned outage.

Video: Smokestacks imploded at Duke Energy's Cape Fear plant

08/22/2014

On Friday morning, two 200-foot smokestacks at Duke Energy's Cape Fear Plant was imploded after more than 90 years in service.

Valves & Actuators

08/21/2014

Valves and actuators get little or no recognition. But their impact on power plant efficiency can be significant. <em>Power Engineering</em> identifies several notable improvements in actuator technology.

AMSC to supply wind turbine electrical systems for $15mn

08/21/2014

AMSC received a $15 million order for wind turbine electrical systems from Inox Wind Limited, a unit of India’s Inox Group.

L-3 Mapps to supply trainer for FP&L nuclear power unit

08/21/2014

L-3 Mapps was selected by Florida Power & Light (FP&L) to supply a part-task trainer to the St. Lucie Plant nuclear Unit 1.

Breaking Bad: Don't Let Turnaround Myths Stall Your Recovery

08/21/2014

The unpleasant revelations coming out of plants in recovery are a continual embarrassment in the nuclear business.

DOE awards $67mn for U.S. university-led nuclear energy R&D

08/20/2014

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) invested $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancements in 83 projects.

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

08/20/2014

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.

Electrabel may shut down two nuclear reactors for good

08/20/2014

Two nuclear reactors owned by Belgium’s Electrabel may remain offline until spring and could be permanently shut down.

Update: Duke Energy crews cleaning up Ohio River oil spill

08/20/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) workers made progress overnight after approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord coal-fired power station.

5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

08/20/2014

An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup.

Diablo Canyon nuclear unit running at reduced power

08/19/2014

Diablo Canyon 2 nuclear plant in California is running at reduced power after two backup diesel generators became inoperable at the same time.

Top 5 U.S. Coal Plant Heat Rates

08/19/2014

Duke Energy: 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into the Ohio River

08/19/2014

Approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel oil being transferred to the W.C. Beckjord Station accidently spilled into the Ohio River Monday night.

Areva to replace steam generators at S. Africa nuclear power plant

08/18/2014

Areva will replace six steam generators at the 1,800-MW Koeberg nuclear power plant in South Africa.

S. Korea may need nuclear spent fuel storage by 2016

08/18/2014

South Korea could run out of spent nuclear fuel storage capacity by 2016 and needs to find additional space soon.

Australia, India sign civil nuclear cooperation agreement

08/18/2014

Australia and India reached a civil nuclear deal in which Australia will supply India with uranium.

Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 to restart soon

08/15/2014

Mandatory tests at the 1,000-MW Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 have been completed, and the unit is expected to restart soon.