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2011-06-21 17:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the Associated Press today for selective, misleading reporting in a series of new articles on U.S. nuclear power plant safety. The coverage has factual errors, fails to cite relevant reports on safety that contradict the reporting, and raises questions about historic operating issues while ignoring more recent evidence of improved performance in areas that it examines. It also gives short shrift to...

2011-06-13 14:29:00

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it is submitting today Revision 19 of the AP1000(®) Design Control Document (DCD) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The revision includes necessary changes to address NRC comments raised during the confirmatory review of prior updates submitted in DCD Revision 18. The submittal of DCD Rev. 19, along with updated shield building and containment vessel technical reports...

2011-05-26 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Westinghouse Electric Company today said they are disappointed that recent U.S. NRC statements regarding the discovery of new issues relating to the approval of design amendments for the AP1000® nuclear power plant are being misinterpreted and sensationalized. The company also said the NRC statements, including a news release issued May 20, do not reflect Westinghouse's transparent and cooperative approach to the...

2011-05-20 16:03:00

PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse is confident in the AP1000 design and its passive safety features, as it is one of the most studied, reviewed and analyzed nuclear power plant designs in the history of the commercial nuclear power industry. No other reactor design has received such scrutiny before or has gone through such thorough analytical review by the NRC and the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), as well as highly respected independent experts and...

2011-05-10 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. nuclear energy industry operates at high levels of safety that are being enhanced through early lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan, Nuclear Energy Institute President and CEO Marvin Fertel said today. Nuclear energy facilities generate 20 percent of America's electricity and support the nation's energy security, environmental and economic priorities. "We believe that American nuclear plants are well prepared and...

2011-04-14 10:00:00

Public Citizen, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace Among Those Urging NRC to Delay Licensing While NRC and Presidential Commission Conduct a Full Study of Implications of Japan Reactor Crisis. WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 45 groups and individuals from across the nation are formally asking the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately suspend all licensing and other activities at 21 proposed nuclear...


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