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Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant taken offline


The Omaha Public Power District took the 500-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear station offline after a lockout of the plant’s main generator.

Areva develops corrosion-prevention solution for nuclear power plants


Areva developed a technology to prevent corrosion of secondary systems in nuclear power plants.

Recovery project for Kingston ash spill nears completion


Clean up efforts, from the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill, is near completion.

Two more nuclear reactors OK to restart in Japan


Japanese nuclear regulators approved the restart of two more reactors in the country totaling 1.7-GW in generating capacity.

J-Power requests safety checks for nuclear MOX fuel project in Japan


A company is the first to apply for safety checks at a nuclear power plant that is under construction in Japan.

Duke to repair leaky pipe at coal ash dump near Charlotte


North Carolina environmental officials said Thursday that they have approved plans by Duke Energy to drain contaminated wastewater from a huge coal ash dump near Charlotte to repair a leaking pipe.

SCE chooses Holtec International to store San Onofre used nuclear fuel


Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded Holtec International a contract to store San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's used nuclear fuel in a robust underground facility.

Kurion delivers system to treat water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant


Kurion, Inc. was awarded a contract by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for a second Mobile Processing System for deployment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant site. The first system started operating at the site in early October.

Duke Energy announces progress in coal ash management, ash basin closures


Duke Energy's (NYSE: DUK) Senior Vice President of Ash Strategy, John Elnitsky, updated North Carolina legislators on the company's progress to meet the Coal Ash Management Act (CAMA) on Wednesday.

GE Hitachi completes inspection at Texas Nuclear Power Plant


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)’s ultrasonic robot, Surveyor, successfully inspected a section of underground pipe at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station. The inspection took place at two Westinghouse-built pressurized water reactors near Bay City, Texas.

Electricity fully restored in Detroit after outage


Detroit officials fully restored power to downtown government buildings, schools, a hospital, traffic lights and police and fire halls Tuesday after a major cable failure caused parts of the city to go dark for up to seven hours.

Ukraine says nuclear plant fault cuts power


Ukraine's energy minister says a technical fault at a nuclear power plant in the south of country has cut power production but insists it poses no danger.

Diablo Canyon at issue as panel gauges nuke safety


With several faults nearby, federal regulators need to reassess seismic standards at California's last operating nuclear power plant and determine if its operating rules are sufficient in light of earthquake risks, says a former California state senator.

Panel to review earthquake safety at nuke plants


Federal regulators need to reassess earthquake risks at California's last operating nuclear power plant and hold hearings to determine if it's properly accounting for potential threats.

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center returns to service


Ameren Missouri's 1,190-MW Callaway Energy Center has returned to service after a planned fueling and maintenance outage. 



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NSA director: China can damage US power grid


China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.

NRC chair: Work needed to finish Fukushima changes


The outgoing chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday the industry must finish making the safety changes required after a nuclear disaster in Japan, and it faces unresolved questions over how to store nuclear waste as existing plants close.

Duke Energy to begin removing coal ash from four sites in North Carolina


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced plans to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NC DENR) to remove coal ash stored at the Asheville Steam Electric Plant, Dan River Steam Station, Riverbend Steam Station and L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant facilities.

3 men with drone near French nuke site arrested


Three men in their 20s have been arrested in possession of a drone near a French nuclear reactor, the first such arrests since a spate of mysterious drone overflights of reactors began in early October.