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  • Clampdown on fitness requirements for nuclear plant operators

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has published updated requirements to enhance the “fitness for duty” of operators, security officers and other personnel at nuclear power plants and certain nuclear materials facilities. The requirements will go into effect in 30 days, but the rule includes a phased approach for two elements of the new requirements. “This is an important final rule that ...

  • FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Names John Grabnar Director of Site Operations at Perry Nuclear Power Plant

    FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named John Grabnar director of Site Operations at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio. In this position, he is responsible for overall ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • UAE’s first nuclear power plant to begin operating this spring

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken its last step before becoming the first Arab country capable of producing nuclear power, after the country’s regulator approved licenses to transport and store nuclear fuel. The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) said early this week it had issued two licenses, one to the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) for the transport of ...

  • Clean cooling water to a nuclear plant

    Kopar is to modify fine bar screens at Fortum Loviisa nuclear plant. Kopar received an order from Fortum Power and Heat Oy's Loviisa Power Plant. The scope of the purchase is modernisation of the fine bar screens at the raw water intake station of plant unit no 2. The Loviisa nuclear power plant consists of two plant units, Loviisa 1 and Loviisa 2. The plant units generate a combined eight ...


    By Kopar Oy

  • Nuclear plants face crisis of ageing

    Life extensions to nuclear plants in Europe and North America are repeatedly being granted by safety regulators. But, according to nuclear plant owners, 25% of parts are now obsolete, so keeping the reactors going is becoming an increasing problem as components wear out. This is the background to the Nuclear Power Plant ...


    By Climate News Network

  • FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Names Rick Fili Director of Site Engineering at Perry Nuclear Power Plant

    FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE – FE), has named Rick Fili director of Site Engineering at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio. In this position, he is responsible for ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Upgrades Emergency Sirens

    FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is upgrading nearly 60 emergency sirens in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania in areas surrounding the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station.  The sirens are part of an extensive emergency response system designed to ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • Nuclear Plant Misses Public Emergency Notification Deadline

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today issued a Notice of Violation to Entergy for its repeated failure to meet established deadlines to achieve operability of a new alert and notification system for the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Entergy operates the plant, which is located in Buchanan, Westchester County, New York. Twenty million people live ...

  • Japan nuclear plant to begin removing fuel rods

    Workers started removing radioactive fuel rods Monday from a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The painstaking and risky task is a crucial first step toward a full cleanup of the earthquake and tsunami-damaged plant in northeastern Japan. The Unit 4 reactor was offline at the time of the March 2011 disaster, and its core ...


    By Associated Press

  • Idle Nebraska nuclear plant cleared to restart

    he Nebraska nuclear plant that has been idle for nearly three years because of flooding and a series of safety concerns was cleared to restart on Tuesday. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the Omaha Public Power District's Fort Calhoun nuclear plant is ready to generate electricity for the first time since April 2011. NRC ...


    By Associated Press

  • TXU to Cut Mercury at Coal, Nuclear Power Plants

    DALLAS, Texas, August 6, 2007 (ENS) - TXU Power has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of mercury at its Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, a two-unit nuclear power plant about 80 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, Texas, the company and the EPA announced Friday. The nuclear plant's managers have pledged to complete mercury reduction ...

  • Energy Northwest Fined for Hazwaste at Nuclear Power Plant

    RICHLAND, Washington, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - The Washington State Department of Ecology issued a $120,000 penalty and administrative order Thursday to the Energy Northwest Columbia Generating Station for violations of hazardous waste management regulations. While Columbia is the only commercial nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, the violations were not related to the ...

  • Entergy to close Palisades nuclear plant in 2018

    Entergy Corp. announced plans last week to permanently close the issue-plagued Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan in late 2018, part of the company’s strategy to reduce its reliance on nuclear amid low wholesale prices. Entergy and Michigan-based Consumers Energy say they’ve agreed to end a power purchase agreement for the plant.  The planned shutdown is expected ...

  • Nuclear plants dip into dismantling funds to pay for waste

    With a federal promise to take highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear plants still unfulfilled, closed reactors are dipping into funds set aside for their eventual dismantling to build waste storage on-site, raising questions about whether there will be enough money when the time comes. It violates Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules for the plants to take money from their decommissioning ...


    By Associated Press

  • UK looks to new nuclear plant to secure energy

    Britain has agreed to build the country's first nuclear power plant in a generation, despite concerns raised by the Fukushima meltdown in Japan as the U.K. seeks to secure its future energy needs and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The government struck a deal with Electricite de France and a group of Chinese investors Monday to build ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Study: Zion Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning

    MarketReportsOnline.com offers “Zion Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning - A High-Risk Move by Energy Solutions" market research report in its library. The decommissioning of Zion Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), located in Zion, Illinois, which ceased to operate in 1998, is going to be a high-risk move for Energy Solutions, Inc. (Energy Solutions). Energy Solutions, under its long-term license ...


  • MiniLab™ 153 Enters Nuclear Power Plants

    he MiniLab Series is rapidly being adopted by nuclear power plants in China and worldwide to provide on-site oil analysis, avoiding unplanned failures and preventing costly downtime. Sending samples to outside laboratories can be particularly expensive for nuclear power plants, as many outside laboratories are not equipped to handle radioactive samples and those that can often charge high rates ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Unfinished nuclear plants raise safety doubts

    The future of the world’s biggest nuclear reactor, under construction at Flamanville in northern France, is now in doubt after a serious flaw was found in its steel pressure vessel. Examination has shown that the steel contains too much carbon, which can weaken the vessel’s structure and breaches safety rules. The Chinese, who have two similar 1,600 megawatt ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Nuclear plant closures show industry`s struggles

    The decision to close California's San Onofre nuclear plant is the latest setback for an industry that seemed poised for growth not long ago. In Wisconsin, a utility shuttered its plant last month after it couldn't find a buyer. In Florida - and now California - utilities decided it was cheaper to close plants rather than spend big money fixing them and risk the uncertainty of safety reviews. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Entergy to close Indian Point nuclear plant by 2021

    Citing safety and environmental concerns, Entergy Corp. has agreed to shut down its 40-year old Indian Point nuclear plant by 2021, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Gov. Cuomo announced the decision to shut down Indian Point, located 30 miles north of New York City during his State of the State speech Monday night, one of six speeches he plans to give throughout the state.  Cuomo has ...

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