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Nuclear plant automation contract awarded for UK power plants

07/29/2014

Thales was awarded a 10-year, £30 million ($37.9 million) contract to support computerized control system services at all but two EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power plants.

Underground storage radiation leak may have another cause

07/28/2014

A radiation leak at an underground nuclear waste storage site in New Mexico may have been caused by improper packaging.

Vogtle nuclear Unit 1 automatically shuts down

07/28/2014

Unit 1 at Plant Vogtle in Georgia automatically shut down July 27th during testing.

IHS: A drop in U.S. fuel diversity will cost reliability, jobs and money

07/28/2014

A predicted lack of fuel diversity in the U.S. power generation industry will lead to fewer jobs, a lower gross domestic product (GDP) and less grid stability.

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

07/24/2014

A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.

Boundary Dam Unit 53 returns online, ahead of schedule

07/24/2014

Boundary Dam’s generating Unit 53 has returned online after a severe electrical short disabled the unit right before peak generation.

NRC lifts order at uranium conversion facility

07/24/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has lifted a confirmatory order at the Honeywell Metropolis Works facility in Illinois.

Kudankulam nuclear Unit 2 expected to be commissioned soon

07/24/2014

The second 1,000-MW unit at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India is expected to be commissioned soon.

Columbia nuclear power plant sets generation record

07/24/2014

The 1,170-MW Columbia Generating Station in Washington state generated a record 9.7 million megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Company to provide radiography services to Southern nuclear fleet

07/24/2014

Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) was awarded a multi-year contract to provide fleet radiography services to Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO).

DOE awards $420mn order for uranium enrichment facility decommissioning

07/23/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a task order to Fluor Federal Services Inc. for deactivation services at a former uranium enrichment facility in Kentucky.

Nuclear power plants reducing output due to warm water

07/23/2014

Two nuclear power plants in Sweden have had to cut output due to warm temperatures in Scandinavia.

Missouri town to end coal use at two power plants

07/23/2014

The Independence City Council on July 18 passed a proposed resolution directing the end of coal use at two power plants owned and operated by the municipally-owned Independence Power and Light (IPL).

Indian Point shutdown plan debated in New York

07/23/2014

A debate is brewing over the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposal to force the Entergy (NYSE:ETR) Indian Point nuclear units go offline for a prolonged period during the fish migration season every year.

Nebraska utilities get more time to gauge nuke flood risks

07/23/2014

Federal regulators have given Nebraska's two biggest utilities more time to evaluate flooding hazards at their two nuclear power plants.

Summer nuclear power plant automatically trips offline

07/23/2014

The single-unit V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina tripped back offline July 22 due to low steam generator level.

NRC issues confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear

07/22/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a confirmatory order to Entergy Nuclear (NYSE: ETR) in regards to corrective actions taken at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan.

Wind energy plant restarted after forest fire threat

07/22/2014

Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) restarted full operations July 18 at the Dokie 1 wind farm in Vancouver, British Columbia after a forest fire threatened the plant.

Fast-breeder nuclear reactors set for Russian power plant by 2030

07/22/2014

Russia’s Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Plant is set to be home to three fast-breeder nuclear reactors by 2030.

Kentucky coal-fired power plant set to host $19.5mn carbon capture system

07/21/2014

A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot project is set to be located at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station.