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Paks Nuclear Power Plant joins EPRI research program

02/25/2015

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

02/24/2015

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

02/23/2015

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

02/17/2015

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

02/17/2015

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

02/16/2015

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

02/16/2015

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

Fluor earns nuclear power plant O&M contract

02/11/2015

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

02/11/2015

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

02/09/2015

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

02/06/2015

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

02/05/2015

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

02/04/2015

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

01/23/2015

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

01/13/2015

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

01/13/2015

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

01/13/2015

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

01/07/2015

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

12/19/2014

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

12/17/2014

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