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2013-04-04 12:23:30

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Plant operators safely took the unit offline on March 10. Electricity production resumed on April 3 at 12:32 p.m. ET. The last refueling outage for unit 2 was completed in fall 2011. Each unit at Plant...

2013-03-21 12:24:01

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., brought unit 2 back on-line Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. ET. The unit is producing electricity after a safe, scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "Plant Hatch employees along with our Alliance partners and contract employees safely and successfully completed the scheduled unit 2 refueling outage," said Dennis Madison,...

2013-03-12 16:21:17

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, March 10 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. The last refueling outage for unit 2 was completed in the fall of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing,...

2013-02-21 20:22:19

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Continuing with its series of special reports on energy and climate issues for American Public Media's Marketplace, the award-winning BURN: An Energy Journal and its host Alex Chadwick this week investigate the small-but-troubling possibility of a catastrophic meltdown occurring at any of 31 nuclear power plants now operating in the U.S. if they should lose electrical power and their back-up systems fail all at once. All of the nuclear plants in...

2013-02-18 16:20:58

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently named a team of FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) employees as winners of an annual Technology Transfer award, recognizing successful research, development and implementation of technology solutions that benefit the electric power industry. FENOC was the first company in the U.S. nuclear power industry to use a standardized process developed by EPRI to train and confirm workers'...

2013-02-05 16:21:42

Implications for Levy County Reactor Project Discussed WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Cooper -- a leading U.S. expert on nuclear reactor financing who has testified at several Florida PSC hearings since 2009 - is available this afternoon to comment on the announcement by Duke Energy of plans to close their Crystal River nuclear reactor. He issued the following statement today: "The closure of the Crystal River plant should come as no surprise. The company's...

2012-10-31 11:23:08

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that a conference call to discuss its business update and 2012 third quarter financial results is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST on Friday, November 9, 2012. President and Chief Executive Officer Seth Grae will lead the call. Other Lightbridge...

2012-10-30 15:21:13

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-four nuclear energy facilities in the path of Hurricane Sandy have responded well and safely to this powerful storm, demonstrating their resilience against severe natural forces. Careful planning and comprehensive preparations days in advance of the storm paid off at all of the facilities, which were prepared to take the steps necessary to maintain safety against high winds, record flooding and disturbances on the regional...

2012-10-18 11:22:32

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Alvin M. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a successful, planned refueling and maintenance outage. Electricity production resumed Oct. 18 at 10:43 a.m. ET. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and...

2012-10-08 11:21:49

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Seth Grae will present a corporate update at 11:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, October 11 at the RedChip 15(th) Annual Fall Small-Cap Conference at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco. To...