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NRC returns Browns Ferry nuclear units to normal oversight

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) returned all three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama to normal levels of inspection and oversight for the first time in four years.

UPDATE: NRC renews operating licenses of Limerick nuclear power units

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) renewed the operating licenses of units 1 and 2 at the Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania for an additional 20 years.

Flood issues at Arkansas Nuclear One given “yellow” rating by NRC

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rated as yellow, or of substantial safety significance, two flood protection violations at a nuclear power plant owned by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

Colorado Springs eyes heavy 2015 spending on coal emissions controls

10/20/2014

Colorado Springs Utilities has proposed a 2015 budget that includes heavy spending for new air emissions controls for its coal-fired Nixon and Drake power plants.

A Look Back: The 2013 Projects of the Year Award Winners

10/20/2014

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant resumes operations

10/20/2014

The 636-MW Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey resumed full power, which officially completed a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

Peach Bottom nuclear Unit 2 taken offline for refueling outage

10/20/2014

Workers with Exelon (NYSE: EXC) took Peach Bottom nuclear Unit 2 in Pennsylvania offline on Oct. 20 for a scheduled refueling outage.

Japan reactor near active volcanos called unsafe

10/17/2014

A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.

Plant Vogtle nuclear Unit 2 back in operations after scheduled outage

10/16/2014

Southern Nuclear, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), brought Unit 2 at Plant Vogtle back online after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Lockheed Martin claims it is developing compact fusion nuclear reactor

10/16/2014

The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Skunk Works team says it is developing a compact fusion reactor (CFR) that can be deployed in ten years.

Plant Farley Unit 2 taken offline for planned refueling, maintenance outage

10/15/2014

Plant operators at Southern Co. (NYSE: SO)'s Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant safely took Unit 2 offline on Oct. 14 after a lightning strike on an electrical transmission line, near the plant, caused loss of a support system.

Japanese governor says too soon for nuke restarts

10/15/2014

A Japanese governor says the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that can effectively respond to another major accident.

Control blade falls onto reactor vessel top guide at Cooper nuclear plant

10/14/2014

A control blade at the Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska fell onto the reactor vessel top guide during a refueling outage.

Callaway nuclear reactor down for refueling & vessel head replacement project

10/14/2014

Ameren Missouri shut down the 1,190-MW Callaway Energy Center in Missouri for a planned refueling and maintenance outage that also includes installation of a new nuclear reactor vessel head.

Center Hill tests new units for 135-MW hydro project

10/14/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials determined that a Voith Hydro scale model turbine met or exceeded requirements for replacement hydropower turbines at 135-MW Center Hill Dam in Tennessee.

US stimulus money helps upgrade New York hydro station

10/14/2014

The federal government has awarded $2.8 million in stimulus money to Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. (RG&E) for improvements at RG&E's 8.5-MW Station 2 hydroelectric project on New York's Genesee River.

California PUC works out compromise on San Onofre costs

10/13/2014

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Oct. 9 issued a Proposed Decision for commissioner consideration that would approve a settlement that provides consumer refunds and credits of about $1.3bn due to the premature shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station following a steam generator tube leak in January 2012.

Dungeness nuclear reactor unexpectedly goes offline

10/13/2014

Britain’s Dungeness B-22 nuclear reactor went offline unexpectedly.

Turbine generator shut down at Britain nuclear power reactor

10/13/2014

A turbine generator in the shut down Hunterston B nuclear Reactor 4 in Britain was taken offline to investigate increased vibrations.

Russia’s Kola 4 nuclear reactor receives 25-year life extension

10/13/2014

Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Oversight approved a life extension for a nuclear power reactor at the 1,760-MW Kola Nuclear Power Plant.