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Duke pleads guilty in federal court for coal ash crimes

05/14/2015

Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to environmental crimes and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution for illegally discharging pollution from coal-ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants.

Ohio nuclear power plant restarts after steam leak

05/14/2015

A nuclear power plant that shut down over the weekend has resumed operations.

NRC sets 2017 deadline for nuclear power plants’ earthquake risk analysis

05/13/2015

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) set a June 2017 deadline for two nuclear power plants to conduct in-depth analyses of their updated earthquake risk.

Westinghouse unit to inspect nuclear reactor parts at Swiss power plant

05/13/2015

WesDyne, a subsidiary of Westinghouse Electric Co., was awarded a six-year contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspections at the Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant (KKL) in Switzerland.

Entergy continues to monitor oil leak at Indian Point nuclear power plant

05/13/2015

Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said it continues to monitor and mitigate any impacts from an oil leak at the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York.

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to begin refueling PWRs

05/13/2015

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said it plans to begin offering refueling services to Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) customers.

Plant Farley nuclear Unit 1 completes scheduled refueling outage

05/12/2015

Plant Farley 1 in Alabama returned to service after completing an almost two-month refueling and maintenance outage.

More people near coal ash pits told not to drink their water

05/06/2015

North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water after tests showed contamination levels that is raising health concerns.

Duke seeks delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill

05/06/2015

A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy's request for a six-month halt of a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to resolve related lawsuits and finalize a $102 million settlement of a federal criminal investigation.

Egypt’s first nuclear power plant to break ground in 2016

05/05/2015

Construction on Egypt’s first nuclear power plant is scheduled to start in mid-2016.

New Mexico joins race to build storage for nuclear waste

04/30/2015

Two rural New Mexico counties announced Wednesday they're partnering with an international firm in the race to build an interim storage facility to house spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at reactors around the nation.

Maintenance, refueling outage finished at Cook nuclear plant

04/30/2015

Operators of southeastern Michigan's Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant say that one of its units has returned to service after a 34-day shutdown for refueling.

Beaver Valley nuclear unit taken offline for scheduled refueling, maintenance outage

04/28/2015

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co.’s (FENOC, NYSE: FE) 939-MW Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 1 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, has been taken offline for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Perry nuclear power plant resumes operations

04/27/2015

The 1,268-MW Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio returned to service following a shut down for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.

Start of S. Korea nuclear reactor delayed after flaws found

04/23/2015

South Korea’s nuclear regulator said it would delay the start of a nuclear reactor after flawed valves were discovered.

Japan nuclear power plant restart date may be “too optimistic”

04/23/2015

Just one day after a Japanese court judge cleared the restart of two nuclear power plants, the regulator says the restart may not happen as early as planned.

China to bring up to 8 nuclear reactors online this year

04/23/2015

China is set to bring between six and eight nuclear power plants online in 2015 and begin work on more.

Residents near Duke ash dumps told not to drink well water

04/22/2015

North Carolina officials are advising dozens of residents near Duke Energy coal ash dumps not to drink or cook with water from their wells after tests showed contamination with toxic heavy metals.

Veolia to treat water at Korea nuclear power plant

04/21/2015

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP) picked Veolia to treat the water used to supply eight nuclear reactors.

Areva’s nuclear reactor vessel flaws may be “costly”

04/17/2015

The French nuclear regulator says anomalies found in Areva’s nuclear reactor technology are “very serious” and may be costly to fix.