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2011-06-02 17:02:00

PITTSBURGH, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue University researchers have completed large-scale tests to verify the structural integrity of the shield building that contains the main components of the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant. The researchers determined that the structure is flexible and strong enough to withstand earthquake forces more powerful than federal design requirements, and that the structure provides a significant reserve margin to ensure radiation is contained....

2011-06-01 18:41:00

PITTSBURGH, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company can confirm that it has made a proposal regarding the planned nuclear new build project for the Visaginas site in the Republic of Lithuania. Westinghouse sees Lithuania as an important market because it is a mature market with significant nuclear experience, and this project has a strategic significance across the whole Baltic Region. We are pleased to see that the Lithuanian authorities recognize the important role...

2011-05-26 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Westinghouse Electric Company today said they are disappointed that recent U.S. NRC statements regarding the discovery of new issues relating to the approval of design amendments for the AP1000® nuclear power plant are being misinterpreted and sensationalized. The company also said the NRC statements, including a news release issued May 20, do not reflect Westinghouse's transparent and cooperative approach to the...

2011-05-20 16:03:00

PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse is confident in the AP1000 design and its passive safety features, as it is one of the most studied, reviewed and analyzed nuclear power plant designs in the history of the commercial nuclear power industry. No other reactor design has received such scrutiny before or has gone through such thorough analytical review by the NRC and the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), as well as highly respected independent experts and...

2011-05-19 13:30:00

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company President and CEO Dr. Aris S. Candris today addressed the company's 15,000 global employees and delivered a message of optimism for the nuclear energy industry. One of the primary topics of the address was the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. While Dr. Candris acknowledged that the crisis may result in a period of review and reassessment of nuclear...

2011-04-14 14:00:00

PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced a key organizational appointment in the company's ongoing effort to provide excellence in business and operational areas. Bruce Bevilacqua has been named vice president, Americas. In this position, Mr. Bevilacqua will be responsible for project delivery, customer relationships and business development for all product lines in support of AEP, Dominion, Exelon, PPL Susquehanna LLC, PSEG and Xcel Energy....

2011-04-14 10:00:00

Public Citizen, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace Among Those Urging NRC to Delay Licensing While NRC and Presidential Commission Conduct a Full Study of Implications of Japan Reactor Crisis. WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 45 groups and individuals from across the nation are formally asking the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately suspend all licensing and other activities at 21 proposed nuclear...

2011-03-08 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that it has signed an agreement with Endesa to share information on the Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear energy technology. The agreement is aimed at providing Endesa with more information on the AP1000® design and performance, and with a view to potentially selecting the technology for future new nuclear projects to be built in Spain and South America. Westinghouse...

2011-02-17 09:03:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating its 125th Anniversary and leveraging more than half a century of advanced nuclear reactor experience, Westinghouse Electric Company achieves yet another milestone in energy history today with the introduction of its Small Modular Reactor. The Westinghouse SMR -- a 200 MWe-class, integral pressurized water reactor -- extends the advances realized in the company's industry-leading AP1000® reactor design. The...

2011-02-14 01:21:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), the principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), to provide nuclear fuel fabrication services for the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina. The contract is valued in excess of $400 million, and includes fuel fabrication services for the existing reactor there, as well as...


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