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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.

Flood issues at Arkansas Nuclear One given “yellow” rating by NRC

10/20/2014

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rated as yellow, or of substantial safety significance, two flood protection violations at a nuclear power plant owned by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

Japan reactor near active volcanos called unsafe

10/17/2014

A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.

Plant Farley Unit 2 taken offline for planned refueling, maintenance outage

10/15/2014

Plant operators at Southern Co. (NYSE: SO)'s Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant safely took Unit 2 offline on Oct. 14 after a lightning strike on an electrical transmission line, near the plant, caused loss of a support system.

Japanese governor says too soon for nuke restarts

10/15/2014

A Japanese governor says the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that can effectively respond to another major accident.

Nuclear power plant workers repairing, testing generator after fire

10/08/2014

Employees at a Kansas nuclear power plant are working to repair a backup diesel generator after a fire caused some damages.

Bechtel reorganizes company into new nuclear, global business units

10/07/2014

Bechtel has combined its civil and most of its power business units to create a global business unit (GBU).