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Paks Nuclear Power Plant joins EPRI research program


The Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary has joined the nuclear research program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

NRC inspects damage to nuclear reactor part, delayed reporting at Summer plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) begins special inspections on inadvertent damage caused at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina.

Siemens commissions new gas turbine burner test center


Siemens (NYSE: SI) has commissioned its Clean Energy Center, a new burner test center for gas turbines near Berlin, at its gas turbine manufacturing plant.

Additional flaws found in Belgian nuclear power reactors


Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) said additional inspections revealed there was more extensive flaking within reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) at two nuclear power plants than previously expected.

NuScale, Areva team on nuclear fuel design testing


NuScale Power signed an agreement with Areva for the performance of fuel design, testing and analysis services for Areva’s HTP fuel technology.

Calvert Cliffs nuclear Unit 2 taken offline for refueling


Unit 2 at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland was taken offline Monday for a scheduled refueling outage.

Japan's NRA approves two nuclear reactors for restart


Japan’s nuclear regulator approved the restart of two more nuclear reactors.

Fluor earns nuclear power plant O&M contract


Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) was awarded a five-year operations and maintenance contract for the 2,300-MW Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California.

NuScale nuclear SMR component undergoes testing in Italy


Testing has started in Italy on a full-length helical coil steam generator (HCSG) for NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR).

Plant Hatch 2 nuclear unit taken offline for planned maintenance


Workers with Southern Nuclear (NYSE: SO) took Unit 2 at Plant Hatch in Alabama offline for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

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.

Reactions swift after DOE ends FutureGen 2.0


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced late Tuesday that it was ending work on the FutureGen 2.0 clean coal project in Illinois.

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.

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.

Areva to perform nuclear power plant outage and maintenance services


Areva will perform outage, maintenance and engineering activities at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Ohio.

Concrete dome completed at UAE nuclear plant project


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) completed construction on the concrete dome for a nuclear reactor being built.

Oak Ridge Lab teams with Canadian nuclear developer on integral molten salt reactor design


Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee is collaborating with Canada-based Terrestrial Energy to bring the company’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor to the engineering stage.

EPA releases coal ash rule


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency will now consider coal ash on the same level as household waste as opposed to hazardous waste. Household garbage and coal ash are both listed in the solid waste category, a stretch from the hazardous waste classification.

Recovery project for Kingston ash spill nears completion


Clean up efforts, from the 2008 Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill, is near completion.