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11/25/2014

Collection of new products for the power generation markets.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

11/20/2014

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

11/19/2014

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

11/14/2014

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

11/05/2014

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.

Mystery drones fly over French nuclear sites

11/03/2014

French security officials are investigating a spate of mysterious and illegal flights by drone aircraft over more than a dozen nuclear power stations in France, raising security concerns in a country that largely lives off atomic energy.

Browns Ferry Unit 1 back online after refueling, maintenance outage

10/31/2014

Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Unit 1 returned to service Oct. 29, after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. 

Report finds problem with Hanford nuclear vapors

10/30/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site, according to a new report issued Thursday.

Westinghouse to provide nuclear passive safety system to Ukraine plant

10/30/2014

Westinghouse Electric Co. was awarded a contract to provide a passive hydrogen control system for two units at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

Dominion can alter Kewaunee nuclear plant's emergency preparedness program

10/28/2014

Dominion was granted permission to alter its emergency preparedness program for the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin.

NRC to increase oversight of Calvert Cliffs nuclear Unit 2

10/27/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it will increase its oversight of Unit 2 at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland based on finalization of a white inspection finding.

Nuclear power station retrofit project uses Roxtec products

10/27/2014

A subsidiary of Roxtec has provided cable and pipe sealing systems for a major flood protection project at a UK nuclear power station.

NRC to increase oversight of Limerick nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

Just days after issuing license extensions for both reactors at the Limerick nuclear plant in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) says it will increase oversight of the plant.

Fukushima Flex dome completed at Dominion nuclear power plant

10/23/2014

The first of three storage facilities were completed for Dominion Generation (NYSE: D) at the North Anna nuclear power plant in Virginia.

Areva installs two spent nuclear fuel pool level systems in Spain

10/22/2014

Areva installed two spent fuel pool level instrumentation (SFPLI) systems at a nuclear power plant in Spain.

Pitt granted $987,000 to study nuclear reactor safety, operational efficiency

10/22/2014

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded a $987,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh to develop sensor networks that improve safety and operational efficiency in nuclear reactors and fuel cycle systems.

Japan’s trade minister says he will continue with nuclear restarts

10/21/2014

Japan’s newly appointed Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry says he will continue with restarting nuclear reactors in the country that are deemed safe.

Two UK nuclear power plants shut down to stop boilers from cracking, EDF says

10/21/2014

Power output at Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear power plants, in the U.K., were temporarily taken offline to reduce boiler temperatures and prevent cracks, EDF announced on Friday.

New water treatment system at Fukushima projected to increase capacity, cut radioactive waste by 90 percent

10/21/2014

A new high-performance water treatment system has begun testing at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and is expected to boost water treatment capacity by 500 tons a day while reducing its radioactive waste output by 90 percent, according to a release from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).

NRC returns Browns Ferry nuclear units to normal oversight

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) returned all three units at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama to normal levels of inspection and oversight for the first time in four years.