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Nebraska nuke plant shuts down after coolant pump leaks


The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has been shut down for repairs roughly a month after a planned outage for maintenance and refueling.

Areva awarded maintenance contract for five U.S. nuclear power plants


Areva was awarded a three-year, multimillion contract to perform outage and maintenance services at five nuclear power plants in the U.S.



Westinghouse plays key role in Mexico’s energy future


Westinghouse and its majority owner, Toshiba Corp., said Mexico has a promising future in nuclear energy, during the XXVI Annual Congress of the Nuclear Society of Mexicoin Puerto Vallarta.

NRC begins special inspections of Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started a special inspection at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska surrounding a reported failure of an auxiliary feedwater valve during a refueling outage June 5.

Siemens, KSB to supply motors for nuclear power plant pumps


Siemens (NYSE: SI) and KSB will jointly deliver motors for feed pumps that will be used in a Belarusian nuclear power plant.

NRC may increase oversight of Pilgrim nuclear power plant


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

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 completes refueling outage


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

Ohio nuclear power plant restarts after steam leak


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

Wolf Creek reactor trips following refueling outage


The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas shut down as workers were ramping up the reactor.

Officials: Deal reached over Kalkaska gas plant pollution


KALKASKA, Mich. (AP) - Federal officials say they've reached a settlement with a Texas company over alleged clean-air violations at a natural gas processing facility in northern Michigan.

Beaver Valley nuclear unit taken offline for scheduled refueling, maintenance outage


FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co.’s (FENOC, NYSE: FE) 939-MW Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 1 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, has been taken offline for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Perry nuclear power plant resumes operations


The 1,268-MW Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio returned to service following a shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Start of S. Korea nuclear reactor delayed after flaws found


South Korea’s nuclear regulator said it would delay the start of a nuclear reactor after flawed valves were discovered.

Pump failure shuts down nuclear power unit


Unit 1 at the Beaver Valley nuclear power station in Pennsylvania manually tripped from 85 percent power due to a condensate pump trip.

Piping Prefab: Boosting Efficiency with Grooved Systems


According to the Government Accountability Office, just over 42 GW or about 13 percent of coal-fired capacity has been retired since 2012 or is planned for retirement by 2025. The coming years will bring a boom in gas-fired plant construction as power producers rush to replace the retiring units. Indeed, there are currently more projects in the planning and design stage than we've seen in the last 15 years. With so much capacity to replace in a small window, strategies that reduce construction time will be vital, and the availability of skilled labor will be critical.

NRC begins special inspection at nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland following the shutdown of both units.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 trips offline


PPL's (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant Unit 2 automatically shut down while power was being decreased for a scheduled maintenance outage.

NRC increases oversight of Millstone nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it would increase its oversight of the two-unit Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants


Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).