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NRC continues oversight of Monticello nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it will continue increased oversight of the Monticello nuclear power plant in Minnesota.

W.Va. lawmakers clears bill touted by state's coal industry


West Virginia lawmakers have approved a proposal lauded by the struggling coal industry and criticized as dangerous for worker safety by the miners' union.

NRC increases oversight of Palisades nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has increased its oversight of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan operated by Entergy (NYSE: ETR).

North Anna nuclear power plant shuts down


Unit 1 of the North Anna nuclear power plant automatically tripped offline Feb. 26 as workers with Dominion (NYSE: D) were in the process of shutting the reactor down.

Mayors: Closure of Illinois nuclear plants would hurt cities


Mayors of six Illinois communities are warning of potential economic consequences if three nuclear power plants close in their areas.

Limerick nuclear unit offline


Unit 1 of the Limerick nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was shut down Monday night after a high-pressure signal went off.

Watts Bar nuclear unit manually trips offline


Workers with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) manually shut down Watts Bar nuclear Unit 1 in Tennessee on Feb. 21.

US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps


Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.



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NRC issues white finding to Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a white finding to the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California for not getting approval for an evacuation plan.

Otter Tail working on repairs at Coyote coal plant


Otter Tail (NASDAQ:OTTR) said it will take a few months before a 430-MW lignite coal plant in North Dakota that experienced significant equipment damage during a December fire can resume full-scale power generation.

Exercise to test Dominion plant's security procedures


More than two dozen local, state and federal agencies will participate in a security exercise at Dominion Virginia Power's Surry Power Station.

Japan readies first robot to probe melted Fukushima reactor


A snake-like robot designed to examine the inside of one of three melted reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant is ready to begin its expedition.

Restart of Sendai nuclear power plant delayed


Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it would have to delay the restart of a nuclear power plant in Japan by a few months.

Nuclear plant shutdown brings NRC inspectors on site


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) began special inspections at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts.

DOE fines Fluor B&W Portsmouth $243,000 for nuclear safety violations


The DOE proposed $243,750 in civil penalties to Fluor B&W Portsmouth for violations of DOE’s nuclear safety and radiation protection regulations.

NRC publishes last two volumes of Yucca Mountain safety evaluation


The NRC published two more volumes of its safety evaluation on a geologic high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Company to supply doors to Chernobyl nuclear plant site


Groupe Gorge, through its subsidiary, Baumert, won a new order to supply technical doors to the Chernobyl 4 nuclear power plant in the Ukraine.

Nuclear capacity must increase to 930 GW by 2050, report says


The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) jointly released a roadmap saying nuclear needs to more than double by 2050 in order to slow the rise in global temperature.

US nuclear reactor shuts down during snowstorm


Officials say a Massachusetts nuclear power plant was forced to shut down during the blizzard but posed no danger to the public.