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2014-09-22 16:22:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, completed a month-long campaign for United Way at the corporate headquarters raising more than $268,000. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Southern Nuclear corporate employees also support United Way agencies through involvement in community service activities. This year, employees have read to local students with Better Basics, built...

2014-09-15 12:22:24

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plant operators safely took Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant offline on Sunday, Sept. 14, for a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Each unit at Plant Vogtle requires new fuel every 18 months. The last refueling outage for Unit 2 was completed in the spring of 2013. "Unit 2 marked its 25(th) anniversary of commercial operation in May of this year,"...

2014-08-25 16:21:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, Aug, 25, leaders of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers signed a new five-year contract effective Aug. 15. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139391 "I commend the leadership of the IBEW for helping to establish an environment of mutual respect necessary for the development of an agreement beneficial to our employees and the safe operation of our facility,"...

2014-08-20 23:02:23

Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000® nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah. PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to pursue the development of a two-unit AP1000® nuclear power plant at the Green River site in Utah. Under the...

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...

2014-07-14 20:20:49

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 10, the American Nuclear Society selected Southern Nuclear's Charles Nesbitt as the recipient of the 2014 Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO The ANS's Education, Training and Workforce Development Division established the award in 1993 to recognize outstanding, innovative, unique and cost-effective contributions to the nuclear training field. As training director for...

2014-06-23 16:22:10

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear was honored by the Navy Reserve during a ceremony on June 20, at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., for its exceptional support of America's citizen sailors. The company was one of 39 civilian employers from across the nation that received this prestigious award. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140623/120693 Nominations were made by Navy Reserve sailors who also have other employment. Southern Nuclear was...

2014-06-09 16:21:57

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Thursday, May 29, more than 40 volunteers from Southern Nuclear, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., assisted the Alabama Power Service Organization in constructing a home for a local family with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO Southern Nuclear volunteers helped with framing the home, tiling the floors, painting the interior and exterior, installing vinyl siding...

2014-05-23 12:21:54

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Nuclear, a subsidiary of Southern Company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., worked closely with the U.S. Department of Labor in a comprehensive compliance audit to review the site pay practices for the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Station. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080801/SOCOLOGO During the review, a timekeeping issue related to shift changes for 180 current and former Plant Vogtle 1 and 2 security...

2014-05-21 16:23:11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of Southern Nuclear engineers at the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant were honored yesterday at the Nuclear Energy Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz. They received the nuclear industry's highest honor - a TIP Award - for developing a Top Industry Practice. The team claimed the 2014 GE Hitachi Vendor Award for its participation in GE Hitachi's development of the Stinger(TM) Automated IVVI, a new first-of-a-kind tool for performing in-vessel...


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