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2013-06-14 12:22:30

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant Farley's unit 1 resumed electricity production on Friday, June 14 at 2:47 a.m. CT following an automatic shutdown. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down when a lightning arrestor failed on a transformer. All Plant Farley safety systems operated as designed and expected. All three of the transformers' lightning arrestors were...

2013-06-12 12:23:23

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 11 at 9:05 p.m. CT, Plant Farley's unit 1 reactor automatically shut down due to the failure of a transformer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO) All Plant Farley 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 and no injuries to plant personnel. Plant Farley unit 2 continues to...

2013-05-10 12:21:44

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Plant operators safely took the unit offline on April 14. Electricity production resumed on May 9 at 11:50 p.m. CT. Unit 2 had completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage...

2013-05-09 08:22:34

LONDON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- High capital costs and maintaining public confidence are seen as the greatest challenges facing the European nuclear power industry, according to a recent survey conducted by Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemical and metals information provider. The survey included more than 100 utilities, builders, consultancies, and regulators in Europe and precedes the eighth annual Platts European Nuclear Power Conference set for June 26-27 in Warsaw, Poland....

2013-04-15 12:22:27

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took unit 2 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant offline early Sunday morning, April 14 for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Unit 2 completed 515 days of continuous operation since its last refueling outage in the fall of 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Each unit at Plant Farley requires new fuel every 18 months. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing...

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...

2013-04-08 12:22:28

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear employees received a visit on Thursday, April 4, from the Nuclear Clean Air Energy IndyCar race team, including all-star driver Simona De Silvestro. Several hundred employees attended the event and had their photographs taken next to De Silvestro, who began the racing season with a sixth place finish at St. Petersburg. De Silvestro and the race team were in town to compete in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the Barber...

2013-04-04 12:23:30

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) Plant operators safely took the unit offline on March 10. Electricity production resumed on April 3 at 12:32 p.m. ET. The last refueling outage for unit 2 was completed in fall 2011. Each unit at Plant...

2013-03-21 12:24:01

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., brought unit 2 back on-line Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. ET. The unit is producing electricity after a safe, scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "Plant Hatch employees along with our Alliance partners and contract employees safely and successfully completed the scheduled unit 2 refueling outage," said Dennis Madison,...

2013-03-14 12:23:03

Ratepayer-Unfriendly "Advance Cost Recovery" Financing Schemes Are Keeping "Uneconomical" Reactor Projects Alive; Warning Sounded for IA, UT, MO and Other States Toying With Advanced Cost Recovery Financing. WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saddled with an "advance cost recovery" financing arrangement that allows the nuclear industry to make them pay in advance for the construction of new reactors, electricity ratepayers in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia, are...