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2012-03-29 06:22:10

PITTSBURGH, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse and NPD UK are disappointed in the decision made by E.ON and RWE not to proceed with plans for new nuclear energy stations in the United Kingdom. Significant work over the last few years with their 50-50 joint venture - Horizon Nuclear Power - has made it very clear to Westinghouse that new nuclear plants are hugely important to the energy independence and economic vitality of the United Kingdom as a whole, and especially to...

2012-03-26 10:20:58

PITTSBURGH, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it is splitting its Nuclear Power Plants product line into two distinct organizations of Nuclear Power Plant Project Delivery and Nuclear Power Plant Business Development to further strengthen the company and better position it for future growth. In announcing the two organizations, Jim Ferland, who will assume his new role as Westinghouse president and CEO effective April 1, said: "These...

2012-03-22 10:21:31

PITTSBURGH, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today affirmed that it will apply to the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to the final Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for investment funds worth up to $452 million. The fund was authorized by Congress to facilitate the rapid development and deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technologies. The DOE plans to consider SMR applications that incorporate passive safety features and that can be licensed expeditiously,...

2012-03-19 10:22:01

PITTSBURGH, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has completed fabrication of all 157 fuel assemblies and related components needed to operate the first-ever AP1000® nuclear power plant, Sanmen Unit 1, in Zhejiang province, China. Completion of fabrication is a major milestone for Westinghouse and its Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Columbia, South Carolina, where the fuel assemblies were completed and delivered to the Sanmen Nuclear...

2012-02-23 09:00:00

Industry Group Spreading Falsehoods About Viability of Controversial Nuclear Project WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) believed to be just days away from awarding a $8.33 billion taxpayer-backed loan guarantee to Southern Company/Georgia Power and their utility partners for the proposed Vogtle reactors in Georgia, concerned groups are warning that several falsehoods are being spread about the risks faced by U.S. taxpayers. In...

2012-02-16 12:30:00

With More than 15 Times the Solyndra Loan Guarantee on the Line, U.S. Taxpayers Being Kept in the Dark About Huge Vogtle Risks; Nine Groups Cite NRC Law Violation in Going to Court to Block Vogtle Licensing. WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you are a taxpayer who liked the less than half a billion dollar Solyndra federal loan guarantee debacle, you will love the $8.33 billion loan guarantee to the even riskier Vogtle nuclear reactor project licensed last...

2012-02-15 11:45:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu told workers at Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle today that nuclear power will continue to be an important part of the energy mix in the United States and around the world. In a speech before several hundred plant employees, Dr. Chu outlined a national energy policy that values the role nuclear plays in confronting energy security and jobs creation in a struggling...

2012-02-10 15:05:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) today in a 5-0 vote approved Georgia Power's spending on Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 for the period including Jan. 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) The construction costs of Vogtle units 3 and 4 are monitored by the PSC via monthly filings and construction monitoring reports filed every six months. Moreover, Georgia Power expects to provide...

2012-02-09 13:18:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The announcement today by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it has approved the combined construction and operating license for Southern Nuclear's Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia is welcome news to America's Building Trades Unions. Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is making preparations to build two Westinghouse Electric Co. AP1000 reactors at the Vogtle site near Augusta, Ga. The two new units...

2012-02-09 13:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to the President and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company, Dr. Aris Candris. "Westinghouse congratulates Southern Nuclear on the approval of its combined construction and operating license (COL) for Plant Vogtle by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "The granting of this COL is yet another important step in constructing the next generation of new nuclear plants in the United States. The thorough...