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EPA announces another delay in cooling water intake rule

04/17/2014

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

04/17/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

Plant Vogtle Unit 1 back online after refueling

04/15/2014

Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has returned online after scheduled refueling and a maintenance outage.

North Anna nuclear power plant to undergo risk assessment

04/15/2014

North Anna nuclear power plant, owned and operated by Dominion Virginia Power, will undergo a new seismic risk assessment.

Court upholds EPA emission standards

04/15/2014

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear plant pumped into wrong building

04/15/2014

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday that around 203 tons of highly radioactive water was pumped to the wrong building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan.

Valves & Actuators: The Path to Greater Efficiency & Performance

04/14/2014

Valves and actuators are critical in every aspect of power plant operations, and companies are working to make innovations that will improve performance and reduce costs.

New Control System Solves "Black Box" Problems at Cogen Plant

04/14/2014

Faced with frustrations with their current control systems, the owners of the Klamath Cogeneration Plant in Oregon hired ABB to install a more reliable control system to create opportunities for additional revenue.

The Newest Member of the Power Restoration Team: Drones

04/14/2014

"Stay home, if you can" was the message given to residents of the Southeast as a major winter storm pushed through the Southern and Eastern United States in mid-February.

Areva to supply nuclear power components for Korea units

04/14/2014

Areva was awarded a contract to supply and replace six stators for units 3 and 4 at Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s Kori Nuclear power plant.

Salem nuclear unit shuts down for second time in five days

04/14/2014

Salem nuclear Unit 1 in New Jersey automatically shut down for the second time in less than a week.

Seawater leak found in Olkiluoto nuclear unit’s condenser

04/14/2014

Production at the Olkiluoto 1 nuclear power plant in Finland was been cut back due to seawater leaking into the nuclear condenser.

Limerick nuclear power unit back online after refueling outage

04/14/2014

Operators with Exelon (NYSE: EXC) returned Unit 1 at the Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania to full power after completing a scheduled refueling outage.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 1 offline for refueling outage

04/14/2014

Unit 1 at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was taken offline for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Nuclear power remains in the mix as Japan energy plan OK’d

04/11/2014

Japan’s cabinet approved an energy plan that includes reinstating nuclear power in the country, but the industry has already reported billions of dollars in losses.

Nuclear I&C plan approved for Finnish reactor

04/11/2014

The Finnish Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) approved the overall instrumentation and control system plan for the Olkiluoto 3 European Pressurized Reactor (EPR).

Westinghouse to supply fuel to Ukrainian nuclear fleet

04/11/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Co. of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) signed a contract extension to deliver nuclear fuel in Ukraine through 2020.