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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...

2008-09-14 03:00:21

By Anonymous Utility Refueling Outage Constellation Energy's Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station in Oswego, N.Y. completed its scheduled Unit 2 refueling outage at 1:43 a.m., April 17, 2008. The refueling outage duration was 27 days. Refueling and maintenance activities completed during the outage included inspections, upgrades androutine replacement of equipment such as motors, valves and seals. In addition, Constellation Energy completed several projects that contribute to the long-term...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/e7ef88/the_rebirth_of_nuc) has announced the addition of the "The Rebirth of Nuclear Power In the United States" report to their offering. American nuclear power is coming out of the shadows as a viable alternative energy source: From President Bush's recent call for the United States to "take advantage of clean, safe nuclear power," to NRG Energy, Inc. announcing plans last fall to build new nuclear plants in Texas,...

2008-07-09 06:00:34

By Dee DePass, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 9--Defense and aerospace contractor Alliant Techsystems is about to go nuclear in a big way. The Eden Prairie company will complete a centrifuge rotor-tube factory in West Virginia next month that will play a crucial role in delivering cheaper enriched uranium to the resurgent nuclear power industry. Alliant's 125,000-square-foot plant will employ 120 people and produce 11,500 rotor tubes for U.S. Enrichment Corp. (USEC). Alliant's...

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2007-10-29 18:30:54

WASHINGTON -- A panel of the National Academy of Sciences urged President Bush on Monday to abandon an ambitious plan to resume nuclear waste reprocessing that is the heart of the administration's push to expand the civilian use of nuclear power. A 17-member panel of the Academy's National Research Council said the proposed Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, or GNEP, has not been adequately peer reviewed and is banking on reprocessing technology that hasn't been proven, or isn't expected to...

2006-02-28 21:39:33

By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham on Tuesday said he became chairman of the U.S. unit of Areva, the world's largest maker of nuclear reactors, because he wants to foster a new fleet of nuclear power plants in the United States. "The current fleet of nuclear plants provides 20 percent of our power generation," said Abraham in a telephone interview. "If we don't build any new plants, at the rate of growth in our demand, that...


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