"The first thing we heard was the rumbling and then we felt the shaking, and then heard and felt the shaking continue," said Jason Russell, a control room supervisor on duty at Dominion's North Anna Power Station in central Virginia on August 23, 2011, the day a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck.
Nuclear plants are increasingly turning to on-line monitoring to improve plant productivity, reliability, and asset management.
The story of the terrible tragedy that ensued in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011 is well-known.
The construction of two new reactors at the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Georgia represents a significant milestone in the energy industry: the first contract awarded for new nuclear builds in nearly 30 years.
As Tropical Storm Isaac, eventually becoming Hurricane Issac, slowly moved across the Gulf Coast en route to the same area of the continental U.S. that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina just seven years prior, electric utilities throughout the Southeast were preparing to respond to widespread power outages.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) in Aiken, S.C., operates with a safety culture that is pervasive and all encompassing— good to know, since the Savannah River Site (SRS) houses one of the world's most diverse nuclear storage facilities.
Nuclear energy facilities across the United States are now weighing the impacts of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) first recommendations based on its study of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.
When a nuclear power plant operating in the United States experiences an earthquake, it may need to perform certain reviews and evaluations to continue in power operation.
It is easy to take valves for granted. They have been used since the days of the Roman Empire and designs are pretty routine, so people tend to assume that a standard valve will do the job.
The South Texas Project (STP) is a two-unit nuclear facility southwest of Bay City, Texas.