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New inspector named at Nebraska nuclear power plant

01/06/2015

Federal regulators have named a new resident inspector at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant about 20 miles north of Omaha.

Nuclear Power International’s Top Stories of 2014

01/05/2015

Indiana Michigan nears permit for Rockport Unit 1 SCR project

01/05/2015

The Indiana Office of Air Quality (OAQ) is taking comment until Jan. 31 on a draft air permit revision allowing the Indiana Michigan Power unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) to install a new air emissions control on one of the two, 1,300-MW units at the coal-fired Rockport plant.

Fire at W. Va. power plant prompts evacuation

01/05/2015

Emergency response officials are evacuating homes around a coal-fired plant near Morgantown, West Virginia, because of a fire at a methane tank at the plant.

New Mexico regulators weigh power plant proposal

01/05/2015

State regulators are taking testimony on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the Southwest.

TVA approves additional coal-fired emissions controls in Ky.

01/05/2015

The Board of Directors for the TVA voted to add more air emissions controls to units 1 and 4 at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in Kentucky.

TVA will upgrade pollution controls at Ky. power plant

01/02/2015

A coal-fired power plant in western Kentucky built in the 1950s is getting emission upgrades on two of its generating units.

Vermont Yankee ends operations after 42 years

01/02/2015

The Vermont Yankee nuclear plant stopped sending power to the New England electric grid at just after noon Monday following more than 42 years of producing electricity from the southeastern Vermont town of Vernon.

Ukraine nuke plant unit taken offline

01/02/2015

One unit of Ukraine's Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline because of generator problems.

Nebraska nuclear plant back online after short outage

12/23/2014

The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant is back online less than a week after its main generator unexpectedly shut down as a precaution.

TEPCO completes nuclear fuel assemblies removal from Fukushima 4

12/22/2014

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it has safely removed the fuel assemblies from the most damaged nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

SKorea holds N-plant drills against cyber threats

12/22/2014

South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company said it began drills Monday against possible cyberattacks after online threats of attack against its plants.

NRC report notes significant oil leak into Lake Michigan from AEP Cook plant

12/22/2014

An American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) subsidiary has informed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that roughly 2,000 gallons of oil has leaked into Lake Michigan since late October from the D.C. Cook nuclear power station in Michigan.

EPA releases coal ash rule

12/19/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency will now consider coal ash on the same level as household waste as opposed to hazardous waste. Household garbage and coal ash are both listed in the solid waste category, a stretch from the hazardous waste classification.

Fuel Tech receives air pollution control contracts worth $3.6Mn

12/19/2014

Fuel Tech Inc. has received multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts, worth approximately $3.6 million, from customers in China, Europe and the U.S.

Susquehanna nuclear unit 1 returned to service after leak found

12/19/2014

Workers at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected Unit 1 to the grid after repairing a small leak inside the containment structure.

NRC delays approval of Callaway's license renewal

12/19/2014

Federal officials are delaying a decision on issuing a 20-year extension for the Callaway County nuclear power plant.

Duke Energy completes ash excavation at W.S. Lee Steam Station

12/19/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has submitted filings, to state regulators, outlining additional ash excavation plans for its W.S. Lee Steam Station in Belton, South Carolina.

Steam Turbine Rehabs Improve Heat Rates

12/18/2014

The EPA's Clean Power Plan calls for a 6-percent improvement in heat rates, or fuel efficiencies, at coal-fired power plants. Power Engineering examines how a steam turbine upgrade can help meet this mandate.

Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant taken offline

12/18/2014

The Omaha Public Power District took the 500-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear station offline after a lockout of the plant’s main generator.