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Heysham 1 nuclear reactor shut down for leak


EDF Energy shut down one of two reactors at the Heysham 1 nuclear power plant in the UK.

Clyde Bergemann to supply emissions control equipment to Polish cogeneration power plant


The Clyde Bergemann Power Group Europe has received at $10 million contract, from SBB Energy, to design, supply and commission SO2 and dust reduction systems for the Będzin cogeneration plant in Poland.

US nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm


Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard but posed no danger to the public.

NEI: U.S. nuclear power plants operated at record capacity factor in 2014


One hundred U.S. nuclear power plants generated electricity at a capacity factor of 92 percent in 2014, according to statistics from the NEI.

GNF to provide nuclear fuel reloads to Cooper plant


Global Nuclear Fuel, a joint venture of GE, Hitachi and Toshiba, will continue to provide fuel reloads for the Cooper Nuclear Station in Nebraska.

Special inspections begin at River Bend nuclear power plant


Workers with the NRC began a special inspection at the River Bend nuclear power plant in Louisiana following an unplanned shutdown.

Regulators: Work environment improves at Palisades plant


The work environment has improved at Palisades Nuclear Plant in southwestern Michigan following concerns that drew attention last year, federal regulators said.

Hinkley Point B nuclear reactor taken offline for scheduled maintenance


One of two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point B in the UK was taken out of service for a £40 million ($60.1 million) maintenance outage.

Companies team on nuclear power plant prediction software development


Lloyd’s Register Consulting and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) partnered to enhance prediction software to support the decision-making process for emergency response.

Another group pulls out of PNM's power plant proposal


A third group is withdrawing its support of Public Service Co. of New Mexico's plan to shut down half of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.

AEP picks Oniqua to optimize power gen inventory


American Electric Power (AEP, NYSE: AEP) picked Oniqua Intelligent MRO to optimize its inventory across its generation, transmission and distribution (T&D) assets.

India, U.S. nuclear liability talks progressing


India and the U.S. are reportedly making progress in talks over India’s nuclear liability law.

Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher


A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on.

Safety checks begin at MOX-fueled nuclear power project in Japan


Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has started safety checks at Electric Power Development Co. (J-Power)’s Oma nuclear power project.

First Wind wind turbine gearboxes to be rebuilt


First Wind contracted Germany-based Winergy Drive Systems Corp. (WDSC) to rebuild gearboxes for some of the company’s Clipper wind turbines across the U.S.

Cavendish Nuclear continues work on EDF Energy gas-cooled reactors


Cavendish Nuclear, a subsidiary of Babcock International Group, signed two agreements to continue supporting EDF Energy’s operations of its nuclear power plants.

Dungeness B nuclear power plant can operate another decade


The Dungeness B nuclear power plant was granted a 10-year life extension, plant owner EDF Energy announced.

Two workers in fatal accidents at Fukushima nuclear plant


Two workers died in separate incidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant back online five days after trip


The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in India restarted after the reactor and turbine tripped offline earlier in January.

Surviving Great Lakes coal-fired ship gets new lease on life


The 62-year-old SS Badger is the last coal-fired ferry operating in U.S. waters and is undergoing a makeover to meet the terms of a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate pollution from the disposal of coal ash.