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NRC may increase oversight of Pilgrim nuclear power plant

05/29/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) may increase oversight at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts.

EIA report: Clean Power Plan will lower CO2 emissions

05/28/2015

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the power sector declined by 363 million metric tons between 2005 and 2013, this according to a recent report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Terrestrial Energy to advance molten salt reactor design

05/27/2015

Terrestrial Energy Inc. is teaming with the Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester in the UK to work on its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) design.

Only five of 99 nuclear units remain offline

05/27/2015

As of early May 26, only five of the nation’s 99 nuclear power units were not generating power, another sign that the annual spring refueling and maintenance season is winding down.

Japan nuclear plant obtains final permit needed to restart

05/27/2015

A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Beaver Valley nuclear unit returns to service

05/26/2015

Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania returned to service following a refueling and maintenance outage.

Pilgrim nuclear plant back online after $70M upgrade

05/26/2015

The only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts is back on line after a $70 million, monthlong, refueling and maintenance project.

Indian Point 3 returns to service following transformer fire

05/26/2015

Indian Point Unit 3 in New York returned to service more than two weeks after a transformer failure and fire shut down the unit.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 completes refueling outage

05/26/2015

Unit 2 at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania has returned to operations after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

TVA seeks public comment for future coal ash storage at Bull Run

05/22/2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input on plans to expand dry onsite storage of ash and other coal combustion products generated at Bull Run Fossil Plant.

Siemens to provide long-term service at Brooklyn Navy Yard cogeneration plant

05/21/2015

Siemens has been awarded a long-term service agreement for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Cogeneration Power Plant in New York City.

PJM evaluates expansion of gas-fired Zion Energy Center in Illinois

05/20/2015

Zion Energy LLC is looking to uprate the three combustion turbines at its gas-fired power plant in Illinois, said PJM Interconnection in a May 19 study on the project, which is covered by PJM queue #Y3-013.

GE launches next evolution of wind energy: the Digital Wind Farm

05/19/2015

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm, a dynamic, connected, and adaptable wind energy ecosystem that pairs world-class turbines with the digital infrastructure for the wind industry.

Regulators: More delays possible for Georgia nuclear plant

05/18/2015

Regulators say there's a "high probability" a nuclear plant under construction in Georgia will be delayed even longer than the three years already announced by its owners, according to an analysis obtained by The Associated Press.

Duke pleads guilty in federal court for coal ash crimes

05/14/2015

Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to environmental crimes and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution for illegally discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

Ohio nuclear power plant restarts after steam leak

05/14/2015

A nuclear power plant that shut down over the weekend has resumed operations.

IAEA: Fukushima decommissioning efforts improved, more challenges ahead

05/14/2015

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report that cleanup and waste management efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have improved, but many challenges still need to be addressed.

NRC sets 2017 deadline for nuclear power plants’ earthquake risk analysis

05/13/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) set a June 2017 deadline for two nuclear power plants to conduct in-depth analyses of their updated earthquake risk.

Jacobs to provide project management services to UK nuclear fleet

05/13/2015

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) was awarded a contract by EDF Energy to provide project management resources to EDF’s eight nuclear power plants and two technical centers in the United Kingdom.

Westinghouse unit to inspect nuclear reactor parts at Swiss power plant

05/13/2015

WesDyne, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Co., was awarded a six-year contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspections at the Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant (KKL) in Switzerland.