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2014-09-16 16:22:36

Specific Reactor-by-Reactor Update to be Provided: Vast Majority of Reactors Under Construction Are Now Behind Schedule, Tens of Billions of Dollars Over Budget. PARIS and WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the U.S. and other nations, proponents of nuclear power often point to the supposedly swift progress and on-budget delivery of new nuclear power in other nations. But this grossly mischaracterizes the actual track record of the 66 reactors now under construction...

2014-08-21 12:23:52

Latest Step Follows Announced August 31st Departure of "Fatally Compromised" Magwood on Heels of June and July Letters Urging Him to Step Down for Violations of Ethics Laws in Seeking and Landing a Job Promoting Nuclear Energy. WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three dozen groups and individuals - including leading national and regional organizations Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, and the...

2014-07-21 12:22:53

Groups Also Seek Inspector General Investigation of Magwood's Violations of Ethics Laws, Conflicts of Interest Related to Seeking and Landing Job Promoting Nuclear Energy; 2 New Letters Follow June 18th Call for Embattled Magwood to Step Down Voluntarily WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly three dozen leading national and local groups - including Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign, and the Southern...

2014-07-15 12:31:13

Construction of new Vogtle units builds on history of safety, quality and reliable generation ATLANTA, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer marks the 25(th) anniversary of the start of operations of Unit 2 at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga. Since first coming online in 1989, the 1,215 megawatt (MW) unit has operated continuously - safely and cleanly powering thousands of homes and businesses and employing thousands of residents from the surrounding...

2014-07-11 23:01:37

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the successful installation of its spent fuel pool level instrumentation system at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, operated by Tennessee Valley Authority. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced the successful installation of its spent fuel pool level instrumentation system at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, operated by Tennessee Valley Authority. Spent fuel pools are storage pools for spent, or used, nuclear fuel from...

2014-06-25 23:05:10

Edmonton technology start-up LoginRadius receives contribution from the Industrial Research Assistance Program to continue developing business-focused, online social platforms for the future. Edmonton AB (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 LoginRadius, the leading social login and sharing provider, announced today that it has received up to $225,000 in funding from the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The funding is awarded to support 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...

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2014-06-05 04:24:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While a Congressionally-mandated National Research Council report released Wednesday endorses the continuation of the US space program and its ultimate goal of sending humans to Mars, it also concluded that NASA will be unable to accomplish that mission using its current approach, due in part to financial constraints. The 286-page paper, which is the result of an 18-month review of NASA’s human space flight program, said that...

2014-05-09 12:22:19

ATLANTA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today the completion of the latest major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Thursday, the project team successfully placed the Unit 4 containment vessel bottom head (CVBH) into that unit's nuclear island. The CVBH weighs more than 1.8 million pounds, or 900 tons, and is nearly 38 feet tall and 130 feet wide. The component consists of dozens of individual steel plates and was...

2014-05-08 16:29:34

AKRON, Ohio, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), announced its Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio, returned to service today following refueling and installation of two new steam generators. The outage began on February 1, 2014. The 900-megawatt Davis-Besse unit began producing electricity at 12:20 p.m. today. The plant, currently operating at 20 percent power, is expected to...


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