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  • Updated: 01/28/2013

    Michigan Regulators Clear Proposed Upgrades for Nuclear Plant

    Michigan Regulators Clear Proposed Upgrades for Nuclear Plant (SNL)   Indiana Michigan Power Co. on Jan. 28 received the go-ahead from Michigan regulators to begin a major project to upgrade its Donald C. Cook nuclear power plant, although at a lower cost t...

  • Updated: 12/17/2012

    NPPD Plans to Boost Capacity of Cooper Nuclear Plant

    NPPD Plans to Boost Capacity of Cooper Nuclear Plant (Reuters)   Nebraska power company Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) will seek to increase the power output of the 800-megawatt Cooper nuclear power plant by 146 MW by 2018.  The project will cost an...

  • Updated: 12/14/2012

    TEPCO Agrees with Fukushima Inquiry's Finding

    TEPCO Agrees with Fukushima Inquiry's Finding (Reuters)   The operator of a Japanese nuclear power plant that blew up after a tsunami last year said on Friday its lack of safety and bad habits were behind the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years, its ...

  • Updated: 11/26/2012

    Hitachi Completes Acquisition of UK's Horizon Nuclear Project

    Hitachi Completes Acquisition of UK's Horizon Nuclear Project (Reuters)   Hitachi has completed the acquisition of Britain's Horizon nuclear project from German utilities RWE and E.ON, the Japanese energy and engineering company said on Monday. Hitachi no...

  • Updated: 11/13/2012

    Exelon Open to Closing Oyster Creek Reactor Pre-2019

    Exelon Open to Closing Oyster Creek Reactor Pre-2019 Exelon Corp. (EXC), the largest U.S. nuclear plant operator, would consider closing its Oyster Creek station before the plant’s planned 2019 decommissioning, Chief Executive Officer Christopher Crane said. Exelon would acc...

  • Updated: 11/13/2012

    U.S. NRC Conducts Special Inspection at Exelon Nuclear's Oyster Creek

    U.S. NRC Conducts Special Inspection at Exelon Nuclear's Oyster Creek Washington (Platts)    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection at Exelon Nuclear's Oyster Creek plant in Lacey Township, New Jersey, to follow up on an al...

  • Updated: 11/02/2012

    NRC Asks Exelon to Address Questions About Dresden's Flooding Response Plan

    NRC Asks Exelon to Address Questions About Dresden's Flooding Response Plan The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a letter asking Exelon Generation Co. to address the NRC’s concerns with Dresden Nuclear Station’s response plan for external flooding events. The two-uni...

  • Updated: 09/20/2012

    Areva Opens Nuclear Technical Center in Virginia

    Areva Opens Nuclear Technical Center in Virginia (The News & Advance)   The seismic shaking table produces a force that exceeds the earthquake that struck Fukishima, Japan in 2011.  Across the hall, the environmental testing chamber can create temperat...

  • Updated: 09/10/2012

    Finetech Engineers Attend the EPRI BWR Water Chemistry International Guidelines Meeting in Switzerland

    Finetech Engineers Attend the EPRI BWR Water Chemistry International Guidelines Meeting in Switzerland Finetech engineers Joe Giannelli, Dave Morgan, Al Jarvis and Mary Jarvis attended the EPRI BWR Water Chemistry International Guidelines Meeting at Leibstadt Nuclear Power ...

  • Updated: 09/06/2012

    Spain's Nuclenor Says No Plant Renewal Before Energy Reforms

    Spain's Nuclenor Says No Plant Renewal Before Energy Reforms (Reuters)   Nuclenor, which runs the 460-megawatt Santa Maria de Garona nuclear plant in Burgos, said it will not ask for permission to continue running the plant until it knows the outcome of ene...

  • Updated: 09/06/2012

    Fukushima Firm Tepco Hopes to Restart Other Nuclear Plant

    Fukushima Firm Tepco Hopes to Restart Other Nuclear Plant (Reuters)   Tokyo Electric Power Co, its reputation in tatters after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, is banking on restarting its sole undamaged nuclear plant to return to profit, its president said...

  • Updated: 08/30/2012

    Exelon Withdraws Early Site Permit Application for Victoria County Reactor

    Exelon Withdraws Early Site Permit Application for Victoria County Reactor (POWERnews)   Exelon on Tuesday said it plans to withdraw its Early Site Permit (ESP) application for construction of a new reactor at an 11,500-acre tract of land southeast of Victo...

  • Updated: 06/20/2012

    U.S. NRC Certification of GE Hitachi's New Reactor Design Delayed to 2013

    U.S. NRC Certification of GE Hitachi's New Reactor Design Delayed to 2013 Washington (Platts)   Additional analysis and review of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor will take at least the rest of the year before the US Nuclear Regulatory Commissi...

  • Updated: 04/10/2012

    U.S. Nuclear Industry Posted Strong Safety Performance in 2011

    U.S. Nuclear Industry Posted Strong Safety Performance in 2011 (WASHINGTON, D.C.)   U.S. nuclear energy facilities in 2011 recorded the lowest number of unplanned shutdowns in more than a decade and achieved near-record levels of reliability and safety pe...

  • Updated: 03/30/2012

    NRC Approves Two New Reactors in South Carolina

    NRC Approves Two New Reactors in South Carolina (ANS Nuclear Cafe)   The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on March 30 voted to clear the way for its Office of New Reactors to issue two licenses for two new AP1000 reactors at the V.C. Summer site in Parr,...