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Recovery project for Kingston ash spill nears completion


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

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center returns to service


Ameren Missouri's 1,190-MW Callaway Energy Center has returned to service after a planned fueling and maintenance outage. 

Farley Unit 2 resumes operation


Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Alabama, has resumed operations following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Report finds problem with Hanford nuclear vapors


The U.S. Department of Energy does not have an adequate system to detect whether harmful vapors are sickening workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site, according to a new report issued Thursday.

Pitt granted $987,000 to study nuclear reactor safety, operational efficiency


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) awarded a $987,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh to develop sensor networks that improve safety and operational efficiency in nuclear reactors and fuel cycle systems.

NRC increases oversight at Millstone nuclear Unit 3


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) increased its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear plant in Connecticut after the commission finalized a “white,” or low to moderate safety significance, inspection at the plant.

New water treatment system at Fukushima projected to increase capacity, cut radioactive waste by 90 percent


A new high-performance water treatment system has begun testing at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, and is expected to boost water treatment capacity by 500 tons a day while reducing its radioactive waste output by 90 percent, according to a release from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).

Plant Vogtle nuclear Unit 2 back in operations after scheduled outage


Southern Nuclear, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), brought Unit 2 at Plant Vogtle back online after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Lockheed Martin claims it is developing compact fusion nuclear reactor


The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Skunk Works team says it is developing a compact fusion reactor (CFR) that can be deployed in ten years.

Japanese governor says too soon for nuke restarts


A Japanese governor says the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that can effectively respond to another major accident.

Alstom, DCNS team on floating offshore wind turbine project


Alstom Renewable Power and DCNS teamed up to develop and commercialize an integrated system for a semi-submersible 6-MW floating wind turbine that could eventually open for export.

Nuclear power plant workers repairing, testing generator after fire


Employees at a Kansas nuclear power plant are working to repair a backup diesel generator after a fire caused some damages.

Emerging Issues with Software Growth & Cyber Attacks in the Nuclear Industry


A nuclear power plant was forced into an emergency shutdown for 48 hours after a software update was installed on a single computer.

Leveraging Predictive Analytics Technology for Reliability Improvements


In an industry that faces substantial speculation and criticism, near perfect performance is vital. Nuclear power generation facilities invest significant amounts of time and resources to ensure that efficiency and reliability goals are achieved.

Areva, Schneider Electric team on energy storage R&D


Areva and Schneider Electric signed a research and development (R&D) agreement to develop a new energy storage solution called the flow battery.

PW Power Systems completes testing of aeroderivative natural gas-fired turbine


PW Power Systems successfully completed the initial verification tests for its latest aeroderivative FT4000 gas turbine.

Finland nuclear power reactors return to service after maintenance outages


Both units at the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland are back online after annual maintenance outages.

Areva unit signs nuclear fuel development contract with DOE


Areva Federal Services (AFS) will continue to develop next generation fuel for light water nuclear reactors for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

DOE awards $2mn to support taller wind turbine towers


The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) awarded $2 million for two organizations that will support the manufacturing of taller wind turbine towers.

Duke Energy to service Pattern wind energy plant in Texas


Pattern Energy Group signed a long-term agreement with Duke Energy Renewables (NYSE: DUK) to service a 283-MW wind power project in Texas.