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Only five of 99 nuclear units remain offline


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.

Indian Point 3 returns to service following transformer fire


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

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


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.

Duke pleads guilty in federal court for coal ash crimes


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.

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


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.

Entergy continues to monitor oil leak at Indian Point nuclear power plant


Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said it continues to monitor and mitigate any impacts from an oil leak at the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

Reactor at NY nuclear plant could be offline for weeks


A reactor at a nuclear power plant in the New York City suburbs may be offline for weeks because a transformer that failed over the weekend, sparking a fire and oil leak, must be replaced, officials said Monday.

Video: Oil leak at nuclear power plant follows transformer explosion


A transformer explosion at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York over the weekend leads to an oil leak in the nearby Hudson River.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant automatically shuts down


The 636-MW Oyster Creek nuclear power plant automatically shut down because of a turbine trip.

More people near coal ash pits told not to drink their water


North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water after tests showed contamination levels that is raising health concerns.

Duke seeks delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill


A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy's request for a six-month halt of a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to resolve related lawsuits and finalize a $102 million settlement of a federal criminal investigation.

Bruce Power, KHNP team on nuclear safety and operations


Bruce Power and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) will collaborate on enhancing nuclear safety and the operational performance and execution of large nuclear projects.

Kansai Electric Power requests nuclear power plant life extension


Kansai Electric Power Co. is planning to extend the operational life of two nuclear reactors at its Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan.

New Mexico joins race to build storage for nuclear waste


Two rural New Mexico counties announced Wednesday they're partnering with an international firm in the race to build an interim storage facility to house spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at reactors around the nation.

Maintenance, refueling outage finished at Cook nuclear plant


Operators of southeastern Michigan's Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant say that one of its units has returned to service after a 34-day shutdown for refueling.

NRC holding public meeting on Duke's Robinson nuclear plant


Federal regulators are holding a public meeting to discuss operations at a South Carolina nuclear plant.

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.

Feds move to speed approval for Great Plains wind projects


Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing, a situation that's alarmed wildlife advocates who say many bird and bat species are being put at risk as wind turbines proliferate.

Residents near Duke ash dumps told not to drink well water


North Carolina officials are advising dozens of residents near Duke Energy coal ash dumps not to drink or cook with water from their wells after tests showed contamination with toxic heavy metals.