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Regulators: Work environment improves at Palisades plant


The work environment has improved at Palisades Nuclear Plant in southwestern Michigan following concerns that drew attention last year, federal regulators said.

Companies team on nuclear power plant prediction software development


Lloyd’s Register Consulting and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) partnered to enhance prediction software to support the decision-making process for emergency response.

India, U.S. nuclear liability talks progressing


India and the U.S. are reportedly making progress in talks over India’s nuclear liability law.

Safety checks begin at MOX-fueled nuclear power project in Japan


Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has started safety checks at Electric Power Development Co. (J-Power)’s Oma nuclear power project.

Two workers in fatal accidents at Fukushima nuclear plant


Two workers died in separate incidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Top 10 most read articles from 2014


We take a look back at the stories that you, the reader, read the most this year.

Entergy: Radiation rule violation should get lower rating


Entergy Corp. acknowledged Tuesday that it didn't follow some radiation safety monitoring procedures during a refueling of its Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern Michigan last year but says federal regulators should treat it as a low-level violation.

UK’s Heysham 1 nuclear reactor returns to service


The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) granted permission for the Heysham 1 Reactor 1 to return to service almost five months after it was taken offline.

Squirrel's wrong turn leads to Ohio power outage


An energy company says a squirrel's wrong turn led to a power outage affecting about 4,500 electric customers in southwestern Ohio.

Vermont Yankee nuke owner says fuel removed from reactor


The owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says the fuel has been removed from the reactor and placed in the spent fuel pool.

Alarm failure forces partial shutdown at NY nuclear plant


Regulators say the failure of an alarm system that would warn of low levels in a water tank forced workers to begin a shutdown at a reactor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Argonne, nuclear companies researching advanced reactor design


The Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois is partnering with three nuclear companies on advanced nuclear reactor design research.

Utilities terminate contract for $2.5B Cape Wind project


The decision by two major utilities to terminate their contracts to buy power from the proposed $2.5 billion wind farm in Cape Cod waters could kill the project, according to supporters and detractors of the plan.

WIPP may reopen in early 2016, DOE report says


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its plan of recovery at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico and said it planned to reopen the plant by 2016.

Mergers, EPA carbon plan generated much attention during 2014


Mergers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan, cheap natural gas and the polar vortex were among the most noteworthy generation stories of 2014.

Regulators weigh proposal to close part of New Mexico plant


New Mexico regulators began taking testimony Monday on a plan that calls for shutting down part of an aging coal-fired power plant that provides electricity to more than 2 million people in the Southwest.

Nuclear Power International’s Top Stories of 2014


Fire at W. Va. power plant prompts evacuation


Emergency response officials are evacuating homes around a coal-fired plant near Morgantown, West Virginia, because of a fire at a methane tank at the plant.

Ukraine nuke plant unit taken offline


One unit of Ukraine's Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline because of generator problems.

TEPCO completes nuclear fuel assemblies removal from Fukushima 4


Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it has safely removed the fuel assemblies from the most damaged nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.