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Judge: TEPCO responsible for woman’s suicide after Fukushima nuclear accident

08/26/2014

A district court judge in Japan ruled that Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is responsible for a woman’s suicide following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.

PG&E crews work on restoring power after earthquake

08/25/2014

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E, NYSE: PCG) is working on restoring electric and gas service after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Napa County, California.

S. Korea nuclear reactor shut down due to heavy rainfall

08/25/2014

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd. stopped operation of a 650-MW nuclear reactor due to heavy rainfall.

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.

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.

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.

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).

International team visits Clinton nuclear power plant

08/12/2014

An international team of nuclear safety experts will visit the Clinton nuclear power plant in Illinois to review operational safety practices.

Groups want Indianapolis Power & Light to test water

08/12/2014

Environmental, health and neighborhood groups on Monday called on Indianapolis Power & Light to test groundwater at eight coal ash lagoons they fear may be contaminating wells that supply water to residents on the city's south side.

Turkey Point 3 nuclear reactor automatically shuts down

08/12/2014

The Turkey Point nuclear Unit 3 in Florida automatically shut down Aug. 11 following a loss of instrument air.

Last of Japan’s nuclear power plant operators applies for safety checks

08/12/2014

Japan’s Hokuriku Electric Power Co. applied for regulatory safety checks on its 1,360-MW Shika Unit 2 nuclear reactor. The safety checks are a required step in possibly restarting a reactor.

EDF Energy to take 2,317 MW of nuclear capacity offline for inspections

08/11/2014

EDF Energy plans to take three nuclear power reactors - or 2,317 MW of capacity - offline after a defect was found on a similarly designed reactor in a nuclear power station.

Doel nuclear power unit shutdown possibly caused by sabotage

08/08/2014

A nuclear power plant in Belgium may have shut down due to sabotage.

Japan nuclear reactors’ restart may be delayed

08/05/2014

Two of the first nuclear reactors approved to restart in Japan may not open until the winter.

Areva to design & build low-level nuclear waste storage at INL

08/04/2014

Areva Federal Services was awarded a $30 million contract to provide engineering, construction and commissioning of a remote-handled low-level waste disposal facility at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

The growing consensus on higher nuclear power plant safety standards

08/01/2014

Beijing hosted a ground-breaking nuclear safety symposium that focused on the urgent need to raise consistent global safety standards to ensure that all components of nuclear reactors are designed to withstand severe accidents.