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Duke Energy President updates plans for coal ash sites


Duke Energy's North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company's response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash spill and its plans to address its coal ash sites across the state.

Plant Vogtle Unit 1 back online after refueling


Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has returned online after scheduled refueling and a maintenance outage.

North Anna nuclear power plant to undergo risk assessment


North Anna nuclear power plant, owned and operated by Dominion Virginia Power, will undergo a new seismic risk assessment.

Areva begins testing of Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant I&C system


Areva began testing of the instrumentation & control (I&C) system for the Olkiluoto 3 European Pressurized Reactor at Areva’s site in Germany.

SCE&G tests 106 nuclear power plant sirens


South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) is testing its emergency siren system at its V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Fairfield County.

EPA seeks public comment for FutureGen carbon sequestration project


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment on proposed permits for the FutureGen carbon capture and sequestration project in Illinois.

B&W to perform steam generator work at Michigan nuclear power plant


American Electric Power (AEP, NYSE: AEP) awarded a contract to Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) to provide steam generator services for the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan.

Citizens group wants North Carolina review of Duke gas-fired project


A citizens group, NC WARN, on March 10 asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission to open up a review of a Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) plan for a gas-fired power plant in South Carolina, even though the group conceded that the North Carolina commission has no explicit power to do so.

Plant Vogtle Unit 1 taken offline for refueling, maintenance


Plant operators safely took Unit 1 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline Sunday for scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Japan prioritizes safety checks of two nuclear reactors


Japan put two nuclear reactors on a fast track for safety checks, three years after the Fukushima disaster forced all of the country’s nuclear plants to shut down.

More workers were exposed to radiation at WIPP


An additional four employees at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico have tested positive for radiation exposure following a leak in underground storage on site.

Wind turbine blades to be certified to international standards


Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection and certification company, signed a framework agreement with LM Wind Power to cover certification of wind turbine blades to international standards.

Plant Hatch Unit 1 returns to service


Edwin I. Hatch Unit 1 near Baxley, Ga., returns to service after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Sierra Club sues Ameren alleging thousands of Clean Air Act violations


The Sierra Club, a national environmental group, is suing St. Louis-based Ameren alleging thousands of violations under the Clean Air Act.

Water testing continues at Dan River after coal ash release


The water affected by the Feb. 2 coal ash spill at the Dan River is still being tested by the Halifax County Service Authority.

NuScale completes testing of SMR design analysis software


NuScale Power LLC. completed testing activities of its helical coil steam generator (HCSG) at the SIET S.p.A. (SIET) facilities in Italy.

TEPCO wants water samples from Fukushima nuclear plant retested


Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it is asking domestic and international organizations to double check results of 164 water samples collected from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant because of undercounted radiation levels.

Design study for Kawasaki Heavy Industries tidal turbine completed


James Fisher Marine Services, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons plc, completed the front end engineering design (FEED) study for the installation, maintenance and decommissioning phases of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) tidal turbine.

Indian Point nuclear power unit shuts down for refueling


Workers with Entergy (NYSE: ETR) shut down Unit 2 at the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York for a planned refueling outage.

Economist sees erosion of price spread between natural gas, crude oil