Quantcast

Latest Nuclear power in the United States Stories

2011-07-14 12:45:00

AKRON, Ohio, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roy Brosi has been named director of Strategic Industry Initiatives for FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). In this newly created position, Brosi is responsible for coordinating FENOC's participation in various nuclear industry initiatives resulting from the recent events at the Fukushima reactors in Japan. He will work closely with nuclear industry groups implementing improvements that...

2011-06-21 17:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the Associated Press today for selective, misleading reporting in a series of new articles on U.S. nuclear power plant safety. The coverage has factual errors, fails to cite relevant reports on safety that contradict the reporting, and raises questions about historic operating issues while ignoring more recent evidence of improved performance in areas that it examines. It also gives short shrift to...

2010-04-06 11:45:00

OAK HARBOR, Ohio, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Modifications to control rod drive mechanism nozzles at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, began late last week. A team of 80 contract engineers and technicians is using industry-proven methods, including robotic welding, to make modifications to 16 of the 69 nozzles on the reactor head. The process involves removing the lower half of each affected nozzle and re-welding the remaining section to provide...

2010-03-17 10:38:00

Suspension of $770 Million Annual Nuclear Waste Fee Called for if Project Cancelled WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of leading national and regional organizations -- representing energy and individual taxpayers; state elected and regulatory officials; communities and energy-related businesses -- expressed vigorous support for the continuation of the Yucca Mountain repository program in letters to key Congressional appropriators. The group urged release of all...

2009-09-16 13:25:00

BOSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that it has been selected as an AREVA Certified Supplier by AREVA Inc., a global and U.S. nuclear power vendor and a key player in the electricity transmission and distribution sector. GEI provides geotechnical and environmental consulting services to AREVA for the infrastructure, foundations, and...

2009-07-21 10:25:00

Video Available at: http://www.nei.org/resourcesandstats/documentlibrary/how_it_works/video/ WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The continuous development of cutting-edge technology and innovation by nuclear energy industry professionals has helped the nuclear energy industry become the nation's most reliable carbon-free source of electricity. To increase public awareness of these innovations and their importance, the Nuclear Energy Institute has produced a series of video...

2008-09-25 09:00:48

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded a contract for engineering, procurement, construction and construction services (EPC) of about $1 billion for USEC's American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio. Fluor will book the revenue into backlog as the client releases task orders throughout the rest of 2008 and 2009. Fluor performed front-end engineering and design and construction services for USEC from May 2004 to July 2007, with detailed design also underway on...

2008-09-25 09:00:48

USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU) awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and construction management services contract to Fluor Corporation totaling approximately $1 billion for USEC's American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio. The contract is consistent with the previously announced $3.5 billion project budget for the American Centrifuge Plant. Under the new contract, which runs from 2008 to 2012, Fluor will be reimbursed for costs plus a fixed fee. Fluor can also earn an incentive fee...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related