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2014-03-03 23:22:09

Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it has successfully completed the installation of a fully passive containment filtered venting system at the Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško Nuclear Power Plant located in Slovenia. This system enhances safety in the area of severe accident management and was required by the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration following the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station accident in Japan. Brussels (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Westinghouse...

2013-10-02 12:22:48

Cutting Corners for Uncompetitive U.S. Nuclear Industry? Nuclear Regulatory Commission Draft Staff Report Urges Action Directly Contradictory to 2003 Paper by Chair Macfarlane; Reactor Fire Danger Far Greater Than Meltdown, Could Displace 4 Million Americans. WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pending Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff recommendation that the beleaguered U.S. nuclear power industry should be allowed to continue packing already high-density fuel...

2012-06-19 02:21:47

BERWICK, Pa., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant performed a planned and controlled shutdown of the Unit 1 reactor Tuesday (6/19) morning to investigate the source of a minor water leak inside the containment structure that surrounds the reactor. "The leak does not affect the safety of the plant or the public," said Timothy S. Rausch, PPL's chief nuclear officer. "We made the prudent decision to shut down the unit while the leak is small and will...

2011-08-30 13:39:00

LYNN, Mass., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Plus Warehouse, a leading business-to-business distributor of lockers and materials handling equipment, is pleased to announce their new spill containment equipment and supplies designed to help with industrial spill containment needs. "Spill containment is vital to protecting the environment and mitigating hazardous spills is a federal requirement as well," said Ed Stairman, president of A Plus Warehouse. "Even if spilling oil in your factory...

2010-10-08 10:00:00

MADISON, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today it has begun the demolition and removal of the retired test reactor outer structure at its Waltz Mill facility here. This project is part of the site's continued remediation plans, which include decontamination or removal of structures and areas used as part of test reactor operations conducted from 1959 to 1962. The test reactor vessel was previously removed in 2000; the remaining structure, a large,...

2009-11-23 11:39:00

LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Outage workers at Three Mile Island Unit 1 who were sent home Saturday evening returned to work Sunday and today and normal outage work has resumed. About 150 workers stationed in the containment building of TMI Unit 1, which was shut down nearly a month ago for a planned refueling outage and steam generator replacement, were sent home late Saturday afternoon when monitors detected small amounts of airborne radiological contamination...

2008-01-07 09:00:49

Florida Power & Light Company's St. Lucie nuclear power plant Unit 2 returned online January 4 following a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 was taken offline September 30 for its 17th refueling since it began commercial operation in 1983. During refueling outages, scheduled about every 18 months, FPL also performs preventive and scheduled maintenance work that cannot be done when the plant is operating. Work performed during the plant shutdown ranked among the...