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Limerick nuclear Unit 2 returned to service after planned outage


Unit 2 at the Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania was returned to full power May 1 after a planned maintenance outage.

Small radioactive steam leak found, fixed at Vermont Yankee nuclear plant


A small radioactive steam leak was found at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, but it was quickly contained and there was no danger to the public.

Duke Energy updates plans in Sustainability Report


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, outlining challenges and goals for the nation's largest electric utility.

NRC bars former Indian Point nuclear worker for one year


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an order barring a former chemistry manager at Entergy’s (NYSE: ETR) Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York from taking part in NRC-licensed activities for one year.

Hanford nuclear site under scrutiny over waste storage


The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) is supporting a review after more than two dozen workers received medical attention following exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Washington state, according to the Tri-City Herald.

Energy Department to invest $10M in wave energy technology at Navy’s Hawaii test site


The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced that it will invest $10 million to test prototypes designed to generate clean, renewable electricity from ocean waves.

GE creates NEI-compliant cyber security lab in Colorado


GE’s (NYSE: GE) Measurement and Control unit completed a cyber security lab at its Control Solutions headquarters in Colorado.

Justice works out air deal with Virgin Islands power authority


The U.S. Justice Department is taking comment on a consent decree worked out with the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority over air emissions from the authority's oil-fired power plant.

WIPP radiological release was preventable, report says


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management released an initial accident report that said the radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico could have been prevented and criticized plant operations.

Cummins Power Generation receives EPA certification for generator sets


Cummins Power Generation is the first manufacturer to receive Tier 4 Final certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its high-horsepower generator sets.

Apex Bethel Energy Center awards Wood Group GTS $12M operations, maintenance contract


Wood Group GTS and Apex Bethel Energy Center LLC have entered a three-year contract, worth $12 million, for the operations and maintenance (O&M)  for the Bethel Energy Center.

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion


A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.

Duke Energy President updates plans for coal ash sites


Duke Energy's North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company's response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash spill and its plans to address its coal ash sites across the state.

Panda nears Pennsylvania approval for Liberty project air permitting


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a notice published in the April 19 Pennsylvania Bulletin that it intends to issue an air permit approval for the Panda Liberty LLC power plant project in Bradford County.

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.

EPA announces another delay in cooling water intake rule


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed finalizing 316(b) of the Clean Water Act until May 16, marking another delay to the release of the cooling water intake rule.

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).

Robot helps with cleanup at Fukushima Daiichi


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) completed demonstration work of its MEISTeR remote controlled robot to help with decommissioning efforts inside Unit 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

TEPCO to establish Fukushima decontamination and decommissioning company


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said they will establish a new company specifically for decontamination and decommissioning at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

St. Lucie Shows Public Opinion Is Easily Swayed


Recently, the St. Lucie nuclear power plant in Florida has been in the news for reportedly having steam generator tube wear.