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DOE awards $67mn for U.S. university-led nuclear energy R&D

08/20/2014

The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) invested $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancements in 83 projects.

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill

08/20/2014

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.

Electrabel may shut down two nuclear reactors for good

08/20/2014

Two nuclear reactors owned by Belgium’s Electrabel may remain offline until spring and could be permanently shut down.

Update: Duke Energy crews cleaning up Ohio River oil spill

08/20/2014

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) workers made progress overnight after approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord coal-fired power station.

5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River

08/20/2014

An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup.

Diablo Canyon nuclear unit running at reduced power

08/19/2014

Diablo Canyon 2 nuclear plant in California is running at reduced power after two backup diesel generators became inoperable at the same time.

Top 5 U.S. Coal Plant Heat Rates

08/19/2014

Duke Energy: 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into the Ohio River

08/19/2014

Approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel oil being transferred to the W.C. Beckjord Station accidently spilled into the Ohio River Monday night.

Areva to replace steam generators at S. Africa nuclear power plant

08/18/2014

Areva will replace six steam generators at the 1,800-MW Koeberg nuclear power plant in South Africa.

S. Korea may need nuclear spent fuel storage by 2016

08/18/2014

South Korea could run out of spent nuclear fuel storage capacity by 2016 and needs to find additional space soon.

Australia, India sign civil nuclear cooperation agreement

08/18/2014

Australia and India reached a civil nuclear deal in which Australia will supply India with uranium.

Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 to restart soon

08/15/2014

Mandatory tests at the 1,000-MW Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 have been completed, and the unit is expected to restart soon.

Westinghouse will supply nuclear reactor pumps for Finnish nuclear plants

08/15/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. received a 40 million euros ($53.6 million) contract from TVO to deliver 12 advanced nuclear reactor internal pumps for the Olkiluoto units 1 and 2 in Finland.

Combined-cycle unit at Kemper IGCC power plant begins commercial operations

08/14/2014

The planned 582-MW Kemper County Energy Center’s combined-cycle unit was placed into commercial operation Aug. 14.

Doel 4 nuclear reactor shut down until end of 2014

08/14/2014

Electrabel said the Doel 4 nuclear reactor in Belgium will be shut down until the end of the year.

L-3 Mapps to update nuclear reactor core models for China plants

08/14/2014

L-3 Mapps will provide nuclear reactor core model-related services for three simulators at the Daya Bay Training Center in China.

Indian Point nuclear Unit 3 trips offline

08/14/2014

The Indian Point Unit 3 nuclear plant in New York automatically tripped offline August 13.

Renewables, natural gas use to increase in 2015 as coal retirements begin

08/13/2014

U.S. coal production is expected to increase in 2014, but natural gas will retake the lead in 2015 as coal plant retirements continue and natural gas prices decrease.

Video: TVA begins systems testing at Watts Bar 2 nuclear plant

08/13/2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) says its project at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear reactor in Tennessee continues to meet targets for safety, cost and schedule.

NRC increases oversight at Duke Energy nuclear power plant

08/13/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it is increasing its oversight of the Oconee nuclear power plant in South Carolina, operated by Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).