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2014-06-23 16:22:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear was honored by the Navy Reserve during a ceremony on June 20, at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., for its exceptional support of America's citizen sailors. The company was one of 39 civilian employers from across the nation that received this prestigious award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140623/120693 Nominations were made by Navy Reserve sailors who also have other employment. Southern Nuclear was...

2014-06-21 23:02:28

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Nuclear Energy Market: Trends & Opportunities (2013-2018)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 Nuclear power has been used to produce electricity for public distribution since 1954 and electricity generated via nuclear power reached its highest level of 3280 terawatts hours in 2011. However, the growth rate of electricity produced via nuclear energy reduced marginally in 2012 as a result of an accident at the...

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...

2014-06-17 23:05:55

Fenstermaker Advanced Technologies Expert Andrew Titcom Publishes white paper describing how laser scanning can reduce planning time for plant modifications by half while doubling your personnel’s safety. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 In the past decade, laser scanning has quickly and broadly gained acceptance in the power and industrial fields, particularly where nuclear power is concerned, because of its ability to rapidly collect field data, minimize plant risk, and maximize...

2014-06-09 16:21:57

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Thursday, May 29, more than 40 volunteers from Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., assisted the Alabama Power Service Organization in constructing a home for a local family with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Southern Nuclear volunteers helped with framing the home, tiling the floors, painting the interior and exterior, installing vinyl siding...

2014-05-23 16:21:48

AKRON, Ohio, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Shippingport, Penn., returned to service at 2:52 p.m today following an April 19, 2014, shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The 904-megawatt plant is currently operating at 20 percent power and is expected to increase power throughout the weekend. During the outage, approximately one third of...

2014-05-23 12:21:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., worked closely with the U.S. Department of Labor in a comprehensive compliance audit to review the site pay practices for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO During the review, a timekeeping issue related to shift changes for 180 current and former Plant Vogtle 1 and 2 security...

2014-05-21 16:23:11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of Southern Nuclear engineers at the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant were honored yesterday at the Nuclear Energy Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz. They received the nuclear industry's highest honor - a TIP Award - for developing a Top Industry Practice. The team claimed the 2014 GE Hitachi Vendor Award for its participation in GE Hitachi's development of the Stinger(TM) Automated IVVI, a new first-of-a-kind tool for performing in-vessel...

2014-05-15 12:24:19

Unproven and Untested SMRs Face All the Problem of Large Reactors; Even if Speculative SMR Technology Worked, It Would Arrive Too Late to Avert Climate Change Woes. WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hopes that "small modular reactors" (SMRs) will save the dying nuclear power industry in the United States and avert climate change are unfounded. What is far more likely to happen if the U.S. scales up SMRs is that they will choke off the funding and policies that have allowed...

2014-05-14 12:31:24

LONDON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Steam Generators for Nuclear Power - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2025http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/nuclear_power/steam_generators_nuclear_power_global_market_size_competitive_landscape_key_country_analysis_2025.htmlSteam Generators for Nuclear Power - Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2025Summary"Steam...


Latest Nuclear power Reference Libraries

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2005-05-25 11:04:31

Uranium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. A heavy, silvery-white, toxic, metallic, and naturally-radioactive element, uranium belongs to the actinide series and its isotope 235U is used as the fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Uranium is commonly found in very small amounts in rocks, soil, water, plants, and animals (including humans). Notable characteristics When refined, uranium is a silvery white, weakly radioactive...

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