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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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • OK given to restart nuclear plant in Japan

    A governor gave final approval Friday for a nuclear power plant to restart in southern Japan, the first to resume operations under new safety rules imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami. Kagoshima Gov. Yuichiro Ito said the two reactors at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station would be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Calif. utility will close troubled nuclear plant

    The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on the California coast is closing after an epic 16-month battle over whether the twin reactors could be safely restarted with millions of people living nearby, officials announced Friday. Operator Southern California Edison said in a statement it will retire the twin reactors because of uncertainty about the future of the plant, which faced a tangle of ...


    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 ...

  • 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

  • Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station Completes New Emergency Operations Facility

     FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today announced that construction of the Emergency Operations Facility for its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station has been completed. Located in Lindsey, Ohio, the new 12,000-square-foot facility supports overall management of activities related to maintaining public health and safety during the ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • U.S. Government gives TVA license to operate new nuclear reactor

    The Spring City reactor that will be the nation's first new nuclear generating plant of the 21st century has gotten the go-ahead from the federal government. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued an operating license for Watts Bar Unit 2 on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference at the plant, TVA President Bill Johnson said the reactor will provide ...


    By Associated Press

  • FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Announces Fleet Management Changes

    FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has announced management changes designed to ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • NRC Freezes All Nuclear Reactor Construction & Operating Licenses In U.S.

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) acted today to put a hold on at least 19 final reactor licensing decisions – nine construction & operating licenses (COLS), eight license renewals, one operating license, and one early site permit – in response to the landmark Waste Confidence Rule decision of June 8th by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The NRC action ...

  • Nuclear’s fading dream

    With nuclear power falling ever further behind renewables as a global energy source, and as the price of oil and gas falls, the future of the industry in 2015 and beyond looks bleak. Renewables now supply 22% of global electricity and nuclear only 11% − a share that is gradually falling as old plants close and fewer new ones are commissioned. New large-scale installations of wind and solar ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony Planned for New FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Emergency Operations Facility

    FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, June 15, at 7755 Auburn Rd., Painesville, Ohio, for a new Emergency Operations Center for the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.  The event will begin at 10 a.m. FENOC officials, ...


    By FirstEnergy

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