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Latest Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region II Stories

2013-08-03 12:20:08

DOTHAN, Ala., Aug. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An alert is the second least serious of four nuclear plant emergency classifications assigned by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. At this point there is no danger to the public. Appropriate federal, state and local officials have been notified. Additional details will be announced as they become available. Members of the public should stay tuned to their radio and television for the latest information. Information is also available at...

2012-07-30 10:22:19

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala. has safely resumed generating electricity following post-maintenance testing on a diesel generator. Electricity production resumed today at 11:01 a.m. CT. Unit 1 was safely taken offline on July 27 at 3:03 a.m. CT in accordance with nuclear processes and procedures, while employees completed repairs on the 1B diesel generator. During routine maintenance activities for the diesel...

2012-05-11 06:21:46

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., has resumed generating electricity after a successful, planned maintenance outage. Electricity production resumed today at 5:25 a.m. ET. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "The Plant Hatch team performed maintenance and various inspections to reinforce our capability to produce reliable electricity generation throughout the peak summer operating period," said...

2012-05-04 06:20:59

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely began taking Unit 2 of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant offline May 4 for a planned maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Personnel also will perform various inspections and equipment improvements to ensure reliable electricity generation throughout the peak summer operating period. Plant Hatch Unit 1 will continue to safely generate electricity while Unit 2 is offline....

2011-09-19 13:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear Chairman, President and CEO Stephen Kuczynski announced today that Thomas (Tom) A. Lynch has been elected site vice president of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., effective Sept. 28. Lynch will be senior executive at the site responsible for Plant Farley's performance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "Tom's leadership and experience in operating successful nuclear...

2011-08-31 11:28:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At 9:06 a.m. ET, while plant workers were performing equipment maintenance, Plant Vogtle Unit 1 automatically shut down. All Plant Vogtle safety systems operated as designed and expected. The unit is safe and stable, and plant personnel are investigating the cause of the shut down. There was no risk to the public. Unit 2 currently is at 97 percent power in preparation for a routine, scheduled refueling outage. About Southern Nuclear:...

2009-08-26 14:51:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today issued an Early Site Permit (ESP) for the two new units of the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Waynesboro, Ga. Plant Vogtle is owned by Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia [MEAG Power] and Dalton Utilities. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) The ESP is another step in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) new,...