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2013-05-02 16:22:28

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today of plans to suspend its application for two proposed new nuclear units on its Harris site near New Hill in Wake County, North Carolina. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) Progress Energy Carolinas submitted the combined construction and operating license application to the NRC in February 2008. "The Harris site is well suited for new nuclear...

2013-05-01 16:25:32

AUSTIN, Texas, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) told judges overseeing the licensing case for two proposed South Texas Project nuclear reactors that the applicant (NINA) is subject to foreign ownership control or domination requirements and does not meet the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act in this regard. This will help licensing opponents in the hearing that is anticipated this fall. "This NRC notice is great for us as...

2013-05-01 16:25:01

CLARKSVILLE, Md., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS) Managing Consultants, LLC recently announced it is has been awarded a 5-year ID/IQ to provide Onsite Secretarial Support Services for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Headquarters and Interim Locations. The contract has a 1-year base, for 4-year options and a potential value of $13.5 million if all option years are exercised. Under the contract, iFOS provides short-term and long-term...

2013-04-10 16:22:55

Even Before Administration's Budget: $100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Today's Announcement Continues Commitment to Half Billion Dollars in Subsidies WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than six weeks after the nonpartisan group Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) handed out its latest "Golden Fleece Award" to the Department of Energy for committing more than half a billion dollars in corporate welfare for the development and licensing...

2013-03-29 23:03:32

Students of nuclear science and technology will be learning from experts, presenting their own research, and capturing on video what it means to be a nuclear scientist or nuclear engineer. La Grange Park, IL (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 The first-ever “I´m a Nuke” video will star nuclear science and technology students who are participating in the American Nuclear Society 2013 Student Conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Student Section of the...

2013-03-18 23:01:22

Obsidian Analysis, Inc. (http://www.obsidiandc.com) announced today that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has selected the company to perform a comprehensive risk-informed and performance-based assessment of radiological emergency response programs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Obsidian Analysis, Inc. announced today that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has selected the company to perform a comprehensive risk-informed and performance-based assessment of radiological...

2013-03-18 12:21:54

NEW ORLEANS, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In regards to the recent media coverage of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant and the industry topic of pressurized thermal shock, Entergy Corporation issued the following statement from Tony Vitale, Palisades' site vice president: "The Palisades nuclear plant is a safe and secure facility, and we have an NRC license to operate this facility through 2031. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has strict rules, regulations and limits for all aspects...

2013-03-14 16:22:42

Significant milestone for project vital to Georgia's energy future ATLANTA, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has completed the placement of basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island at its Vogtle Unit 3 nuclear expansion site, a significant achievement in the building of the first new nuclear units in the United States in 30 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130314/CL77516 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) "This...

2013-03-12 16:21:24

New Study Focuses on "Uneconomical" Reactor Projects in FL, SC, and GA Financed by "Advance Cost Recovery" Schemes; Lessons Seen for IA, UT, MO, and Other States Toying With ACR Financing. WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report to be released at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday (March 14, 2013) by a Vermont Law School Institute for Energy and the Environment expert will show that ratepayers in three states - Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina - would be better off "eating"...

2013-03-11 16:21:55

TAKOMA PARK, Md., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NRC Commissioners today upheld last summer's licensing board denial of a construction/operating license for the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 nuclear reactor in Maryland. The decision marks the first time in history that the NRC Commissioners have upheld the denial of a license for a commercial nuclear reactor, and only the second time a license for a commercial nuclear facility has been denied. The first license denial was for a...