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NPI Volume 5 Issue 3

Nuclear power plants in Europe, in operation and under construction, as of March 2012

Nuclear power plants in Europe, in operation and under construction, as of March 2012

Research Facility Advancing Nuclear Power Technology

The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research is helping lead research and development activities for the power generation industry.

Seismic Instrumentation at Nuclear Power Plants

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.

Closing the Doors on the World’s Oldest Operating Reactor: Oldbury power station shuts down

Magnox's two-unit, 434 MW Oldbury power station, considered to be the world's oldest operating nuclear power station, ceased generation at 11 a.m. on Feb. 29, 2012.

Waste Control Specialists and Utilities Service Alliance

The disposal of low-level radioactive waste in the United States has entered a new era with the opening of the Texas Compact Disposal Facility in a remote area of western Andrews County, Texas.

Electrical Builders, Inc. Completes Quad Cities Unit 1 Uprate

Planning and communication are necessary to complete any project successfully.

Repeat Performance: NRC approves COLs for V.C. Summer

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on March 30 approved the combined construction and operating licenses (COL) for the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina, just the second construction license approved for a nuclear plant since 1978.

Moving Forward: Nuclear Still Strong in Europe after Fukushima

Despite global setbacks following the March 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, the nuclear industry in Europe is gaining speed and opportunities exist for new construction.

Small modular reactors get boost from DOE

The White House on March 22 said a total of $450 million will be made available to support first-of-its-kind engineering, design certification and licensing for up to two small modular reactor designs over five years, subject to congressional appropriations.

Bechtel to Support Project Management for China Nuclear Jobs

U.S.-based Bechtel has signed an agreement to provide project management consulting services to the China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNPE), a subsidiary of the China National Nuclear Corp.

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