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2014-07-28 10:01:24

The National Academies A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants.  The committee that wrote the report examined the causes of the Japan accident and identified findings and recommendations...

2014-07-21 12:22:53

Groups Also Seek Inspector General Investigation of Magwood's Violations of Ethics Laws, Conflicts of Interest Related to Seeking and Landing Job Promoting Nuclear Energy; 2 New Letters Follow June 18th Call for Embattled Magwood to Step Down Voluntarily WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three dozen leading national and local groups - including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, and the Southern...

2014-07-11 23:01:37

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the successful installation of its spent fuel pool level instrumentation system at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, operated by Tennessee Valley Authority. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the successful installation of its spent fuel pool level instrumentation system at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, operated by Tennessee Valley Authority. Spent fuel pools are storage pools for spent, or used, nuclear fuel from...

2014-07-02 23:05:09

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC today announced its intent to purchase 100 percent ownership of Mangiarotti S.p.A., an Italy-based manufacturer of components for the nuclear, oil and gas industries. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC today announced its intent to purchase 100 percent ownership of Mangiarotti S.p.A., an Italy-based manufacturer of components for the nuclear, oil and gas industries. Terms were not disclosed, although the sale is expected to...

2014-07-02 08:28:45

System Features 1000-ft. Remote Water Level Measurement Capability. RICHLAND, Wash., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MOHR Test and Measurement LLC (MOHR), a supplier of water level and void fraction instrumentation for nuclear and other industrial applications, announced that the first 24 channels of its EFP-IL Spent Fuel Pool (SFP) Instrumentation (SFPI) System have successfully passed Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), on-schedule and witnessed by representatives from 10 different U.S....

2014-06-26 23:04:11

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it is developing a specialized option of its AP1000® nuclear power plant for use in locations with higher seismic levels seen in some portions of the western U.S. and certain other countries. Pittsburgh, Pa. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company LLC today announced that it is developing a specialized option of its AP1000® nuclear power plant for use in locations with higher seismic levels seen in some portions of...

2014-06-18 12:24:37

Failed to Recuse Himself on Key Votes: Pursuit of Job Promoting Nuclear Power Put NRC Commissioner at Odds with "Safety First" Requirement of U.S. Federal Law; Parallel Seen to OIG Investigation Into Job-Seeking Misconduct of Ex-Commissioner Merrifield. WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After seeking and then getting an international job promoting nuclear power while serving on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Commissioner William D. Magwood is being...

2014-05-22 23:05:47

Westinghouse Electric Company was selected by Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel AB in Sweden to provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries and related engineering services for three of their reactors. BRUSSELS (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been selected by Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel AB in Sweden to provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries and related engineering services for three of their reactors: Forsmark 3, Ringhals 3 and Ringhals 4. The...

2014-05-09 12:22:19

ATLANTA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of the latest major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Thursday, the project team successfully placed the Unit 4 containment vessel bottom head (CVBH) into that unit's nuclear island. The CVBH weighs more than 1.8 million pounds, or 900 tons, and is nearly 38 feet tall and 130 feet wide. The component consists of dozens of individual steel plates and was...

2014-05-08 16:29:34

AKRON, Ohio, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, returned to service today following refueling and installation of two new steam generators. The outage began on February 1, 2014. The 900-megawatt Davis-Besse unit began producing electricity at 12:20 p.m. today. The plant, currently operating at 20 percent power, is expected to...


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