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Kudankulam nuclear unit may begin commercial operations next month


The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) expects to begin commercial operations of the first unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in September.

VIDEO: Reactor vessel installed at Watts Bar 2 nuclear unit


The fully assembled reactor vessel was installed at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear project in Tennessee.

L-3 Mapps to supply trainer for FP&L nuclear power unit


L-3 Mapps was selected by Florida Power & Light (FP&L) to supply a part-task trainer to the St. Lucie Plant nuclear Unit 1.

DOE awards $67mn for U.S. university-led nuclear energy R&D


The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) invested $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancements in 83 projects.

Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill


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


Two nuclear reactors owned by Belgium’s Electrabel may remain offline until spring and could be permanently shut down.

5K-8K gallons of fuel oil spills into Ohio River


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.

Duke Energy: 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spills into the Ohio River


Approximately 5,000 gallons of fuel oil being transferred to the W.C. Beckjord Station accidently spilled into the Ohio River Monday night.

Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 to restart soon


Mandatory tests at the 1,000-MW Kudankulam nuclear power Unit 1 have been completed, and the unit is expected to restart soon.

Combined-cycle unit at Kemper IGCC power plant begins commercial operations


The planned 582-MW Kemper County Energy Center’s combined-cycle unit was placed into commercial operation Aug. 14.

L-3 Mapps to update nuclear reactor core models for China plants


L-3 Mapps will provide nuclear reactor core model-related services for three simulators at the Daya Bay Training Center in China.

Video: TVA begins systems testing at Watts Bar 2 nuclear plant


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) says its project at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear reactor in Tennessee continues to meet targets for safety, cost and schedule.

Groups want Indianapolis Power & Light to test water


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.

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


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.

Nuclear power plant groundwater monitoring detects tritium & cobalt


Tritium and cobalt were detected in a ground water monitoring well at the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri.

Vogtle nuclear Unit 1 automatically shuts down


Unit 1 at Plant Vogtle in Georgia automatically shut down July 27th during testing.

Company to provide radiography services to Southern nuclear fleet


Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) was awarded a multi-year contract to provide fleet radiography services to Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO).

Kentucky coal-fired power plant set to host $19.5mn carbon capture system


A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot project is set to be located at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station.

Duke Energy completes Dan River cleanup


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has completed cleanup along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Virginia.

Torness nuclear unit returns to service


Unit 1 at the Torness nuclear power plant in Scotland returned to service July 17 after it automatically tripped offline during testing.