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Company to provide radiography services to Southern nuclear fleet


Mistras Group Inc. (NYSE: MG) was awarded a multi-year contract to provide fleet radiography services to Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO).

Kentucky coal-fired power plant set to host $19.5mn carbon capture system


A $19.5 million carbon capture pilot project is set to be located at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station.

Duke Energy completes Dan River cleanup


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has completed cleanup along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Virginia.

Torness nuclear unit returns to service


Unit 1 at the Torness nuclear power plant in Scotland returned to service July 17 after it automatically tripped offline during testing.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant returns to service


The 636-MW Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey returned to full power July 17 after inspections showed potential issues with components that control reactor pressure.

Nuclear plant tests thousands of air samples


Officials say about 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem.

Nuclear spent fuel pool instrumentation system passes acceptance testing


MOHR Test and Measurement LLC said the first 24 channels of its Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation (SFPI) System passed factory acceptance testing.

Video: Dominion collects samples for offshore wind project


Dominion Virginia Power (NYSE: D) is testing the ocean floor in hopes to build two offshore wind turbines near the Croatan Beach.

New coal ash bill introduced in North Carolina


North Carolina Sen. Tom Apodaca and Senate Leader Phil Berger proposed a new bill on Monday in front of the Senate committee that would prevent wet coal ash from leaking toxins into groundwater or nearby rivers.

Duke Energy releases results for coal ash pipe inspections


Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has released inspection results of its coal ash basin pipes to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR).

B&W robot certified to inspect nuclear reactor vessel closure heads


Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy (B&W Nuclear Energy), a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC), earned the qualifications needed to use its robot to inspect nuclear reactor vessel closure heads.

Arcadis to perform engineering services for Brazilian nuclear reactor


Arcadis announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, Arcadis Logos, signed a contract to perform engineering consulting services for the Angra 3 nuclear power project in Brazil.

Virginia Beach resumes pumping water after Duke Energy’s coal ash spill


Virginia Beach and Norfolk will resume pumping water from Lake Gaston after tests found that the Dan River coal ash spill did not affect the area’s water supply.

Kudankulam Nuclear Unit commissioning extended


The deadline for the 1,000-MW Unit 1 at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant has been extended to July 22, set by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India.

Energy Department to invest $10M in wave energy technology at Navy’s Hawaii test site


The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced that it will invest $10 million to test prototypes designed to generate clean, renewable electricity from ocean waves.

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.