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NRC to increase oversight of Limerick nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

Just days after issuing license extensions for both reactors at the Limerick nuclear plant in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says it will increase oversight of the plant.

VIDEO: Structural module successfully installed at Vogtle Unit 3

10/23/2014

Georgia Power has completed another milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Georgia.

Fukushima Flex dome completed at Dominion nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

The first of three storage facilities were completed for Dominion Generation (NYSE: D) at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia.

Areva installs two spent nuclear fuel pool level systems in Spain

10/22/2014

Areva installed two spent fuel pool level instrumentation (SFPLI) systems at a nuclear power plant in Spain.

Areva develops wireless communication platforms

10/22/2014

Areva finalized the development of a new generation of long-range wireless communication platforms based on technology developed by Semtech Corp.

Pitt granted $987,000 to study nuclear reactor safety, operational efficiency

10/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded a $987,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh to develop sensor networks that improve safety and operational efficiency in nuclear reactors and fuel cycle systems.

EthosEnergy supplies parts for GE natural gas-fired turbine

10/22/2014

EthosEnergy, a joint venture between Wood Group and Siemens (NYSE: SI), completed a contract to supply new manufactured combustion components for TransCanada’s 560-MW Ocean States Power Plant in Rhode Island.

Perry nuclear power plant shuts down after feedwater loss

10/21/2014

The Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio automatically shut down after the loss of feedwater.

NRC increases oversight at Millstone nuclear Unit 3

10/21/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) increased its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear plant in Connecticut after the commission finalized a “white,” or low to moderate safety significance, inspection at the plant.

Japan’s trade minister says he will continue with nuclear restarts

10/21/2014

Japan’s newly appointed Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says he will continue with restarting nuclear reactors in the country that are deemed safe.

Gamesa sells 74 MW Mexico wind farm

10/21/2014

Gamesa turned over ownership of a 74-MW wind farm in Mexico to Grupo México.

Two UK nuclear power plants shut down to stop boilers from cracking, EDF says

10/21/2014

Power output at Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear power plants, in the U.K., were temporarily taken offline to reduce boiler temperatures and prevent cracks, EDF announced on Friday.

New water treatment system at Fukushima projected to increase capacity, cut radioactive waste by 90 percent

10/21/2014

A new high-performance water treatment system has begun testing at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and is expected to boost water treatment capacity by 500 tons a day while reducing its radioactive waste output by 90 percent, according to a release from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).

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.