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Latest Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station Stories

2014-04-16 20:21:01

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 23, employees at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., will conduct a hostile action-based exercise in coordination with federal, state and local emergency officials that will be evaluated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO "We want to inform the community that this is only a drill and there is no cause for concern," said...

2013-12-27 16:20:16

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant has been selected to receive the prestigious 2013 Information Systems on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) World-Class ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) Performance Award. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) "This award represents an affirmation by our industry peers of the dedication to radiological safety by the work force at Farley," said Southern Nuclear President and...

2013-12-06 12:22:22

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Cheryl Gayheart has been named Plant Farley site vice president and JJ Hutto will assume the role of Plant Farley plant manager. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Gayheart joined Southern Nuclear in 2012 as Farley's plant manager. She began her career in 1985 as a staff engineer and supervisor at Exelon Nuclear Braidwood...

2013-11-22 20:21:45

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Dennis Madison, current site vice president of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., has been named fleet operations vice president at the company's Birmingham, Ala., headquarters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Madison, who joined Southern Company in 1982, has been a leader in various nuclear engineering...

2013-10-28 12:22:06

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Plant operators safely took the unit offline on Sept. 29. Electricity production resumed on Oct. 27 at 7:05 a.m. CT. The last refueling outage for unit 1 was completed in spring 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) Each unit at Plant...

2013-09-30 12:22:52

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, Sept. 29, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing, workers will make upgrades to plant systems and components. "The...

2013-08-03 16:20:13

DOTHAN, Ala., Aug. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The alert at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant unit 1 has been safely resolved as of 11:10 a.m. CT. The plant declared an alert on unit 1 at 5:20 a.m. CT due to the inadvertent release of carbon dioxide from a fire suppression system during maintenance activities. Plant personnel safely isolated the carbon dioxide and verified that there was no impact to plant equipment. There were no injuries to personnel and there was no danger to the...

2013-08-03 12:20:11

DOTHAN, Ala., Aug. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant declared an alert on unit 1 at 5:20 a.m. CT due to the release of carbon dioxide within the plant. Carbon dioxide is an agent routinely used to mitigate fire hazards, however there was no indication of a fire on site. The carbon dioxide release has been isolated. All site personnel have been accounted for and there are no accidents or injuries reported. An alert is the second least serious of four...

2013-08-03 12:20:10

DOTHAN, Ala., Aug. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant declared an alert on unit 1 at 5:20 a.m. CT due to the release of carbon dioxide within the plant. The carbon dioxide release has been isolated. An alert is the second least serious of four nuclear plant emergency classifications assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At this point there is no danger to the public. Appropriate federal, state and local officials have been notified. Units 1 and 2...

2013-08-03 12:20:08

DOTHAN, Ala., Aug. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An alert is the second least serious of four nuclear plant emergency classifications assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At this point there is no danger to the public. Appropriate federal, state and local officials have been notified. Additional details will be announced as they become available. Members of the public should stay tuned to their radio and television for the latest information. Information is also available at...