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Idaho nuclear power plant 'game changing' for Utah? - Deseret News

News - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 00:06

Deseret News

Idaho nuclear power plant 'game changing' for Utah?
Deseret News
LOGAN — A small modular nuclear power plant design for a facility in southeast Idaho is winding its way through the federal regulatory framework, a procession a key Trump administration official described Tuesday as historic. Edward McGinnis ...

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Union workers at FirstEnergy nuclear plants excluded from retention bonuses, union argues discrimination - cleveland.com

News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:20

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Union workers at FirstEnergy nuclear plants excluded from retention bonuses, union argues discrimination
cleveland.com
Some employees of the Perry nuclear power plant have been offered generous bonuses -- up to 100 percent of their annual pay -- if they agree to stay on the job until the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. shuts down the plant's reactor in May 2021. But ...

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Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation - World Nuclear News

News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 15:31

World Nuclear News

Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation
World Nuclear News
The unit has been undergoing gradual power ascension testing until all testing is safely and successfully completed at 100% power. Sanmen 1 is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of this year. New nuclear power reactors in China are ...

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Malfunction at Hungary's Paks nuclear plant lowers output - Portfolio English Edition (press release)

News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:49

Malfunction at Hungary's Paks nuclear plant lowers output
Portfolio English Edition (press release)
Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant on Tuesday said it had lowered output of one of its four blocks due to an unspecified electrical malfunctioning, according to a statement posted on its web site. Paks, which produces a third of Hungary's electricity ...

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Germany's RWE output, earnings hit by coal, lignite, nuclear plant closures, lower margins in H1 - S&P Global Platts

News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:57

Germany's RWE output, earnings hit by coal, lignite, nuclear plant closures, lower margins in H1
S&P Global Platts
German lignite and nuclear unit earnings were most impacted, down 58% on year with EBITDA at its European Power unit down 12% on year. Overall, adjusted net income was down 23% on year at Eur683 million ($779 million) with the company confirming ...

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Ancient natural fission reactor offers clues on how to store modern nuclear waste - Phys.Org

News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 13:00

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Ancient natural fission reactor offers clues on how to store modern nuclear waste
Phys.Org
A team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Washington University has learned more about possible ways to store modern nuclear waste by studying an ancient natural fission reactor. In their paper published in Proceedings of the ...

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US Nuclear Completes $598010 Order for Vital Nuclear Power Plant Air Safety Monitors - Nasdaq

News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:32

US Nuclear Completes $598010 Order for Vital Nuclear Power Plant Air Safety Monitors
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Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- US Nuclear Corp. (OTCBB:UCLE) recently completed the final shipment for an order of "CAM-33" air/stack monitors. The instruments were sold to KHNP (Korea Hydro Nuclear Power) for $598,010 to ...

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OSHA Cites Contractor After Two Employees Burned at Nuclear Power Plant - EC&M

News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:37

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OSHA Cites Contractor After Two Employees Burned at Nuclear Power Plant
EC&M
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Day & Zimmerman NPS, Inc., for exposing employees to electric shock hazards at the Tennessee Valley Authority Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant in Soddy ...

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EDF's 1.3 GW Penly-1 nuclear reactor suffers unplanned outage - S&P Global Platts

News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:28

EDF's 1.3 GW Penly-1 nuclear reactor suffers unplanned outage
S&P Global Platts
London — An unplanned failure at EDF's 1,330 MW Penly-1 nuclear reactor in northwest France Monday morning reduced production capacity from the unit to zero, the French nuclear power plant operator said Monday.

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Power plant closure could make NYC rely more on fossil fuels - New York Post

News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:12

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Power plant closure could make NYC rely more on fossil fuels
New York Post
The closure of the Indian Point nuclear-power plant in 2021 could cause more reliance by the city on dirty fossil fuels — despite both Mayor de Blasio and Gov Cuomo's stance in favor of clean energy. Cuomo last year said that safety measures would ...

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Incident involving transfer of waste canister at San Onofre nuclear ... - Los Angeles Times

News - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 19:35

Los Angeles Times

Incident involving transfer of waste canister at San Onofre nuclear ...
Los Angeles Times
A contractor responsible for transferring canisters of spent nuclear fuel at the site of the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been cited for ...

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Letter: Paul M. Stein: To solve energy problems, turn to nuclear power - The Providence Journal

News - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 20:01

Letter: Paul M. Stein: To solve energy problems, turn to nuclear power
The Providence Journal
Rhode Island should never become the “Silicon Valley” of offshore wind. Even with the good-paying jobs, that energy form possesses the worst economic profile of electricity sources. As consumers, we're being guilted into accepting the highest ...

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Small amount of radioactive spent nuclear fuel to go through Michigan - Detroit Free Press

News - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00

Detroit Free Press

Small amount of radioactive spent nuclear fuel to go through Michigan
Detroit Free Press
A small amount of the most highly radioactive waste on the planet, spent nuclear fuel, is planned for a secretive, highly protected shipment from an Illinois nuclear power plant through Michigan and Port Huron, on its way to Canada. The plan, made ...

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US nuclear units shut as low power prices threaten more retirements - S&P Global Platts

News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 21:15

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US nuclear units shut as low power prices threaten more retirements
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Washington — When Exelon's Oyster Creek nuclear unit disconnects from the grid at the end of September and permanently shuts, it will mark the start of a busy period of US nuclear power plant closures driven by low power prices that are placing dozens ...
OUR OPINION: Keep a watchful eye on decommissioning of Plymouth nuclear plantWicked Local Arlington
Will Oyster Creek's nuclear waste be cash cow for buyer Holtec?Press of Atlantic City

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Ed Markey wants answers on ex-Trump lawyer's role in nuclear power plant - Washington Examiner

News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:54

Washington Examiner

Ed Markey wants answers on ex-Trump lawyer's role in nuclear power plant
Washington Examiner
Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts asked questions Friday about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's lobbying of the Department of Energy, by which be sought to gain billions of dollars in financial assistance for a nuclear power plant on ...

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Nation's oldest nuclear plant reduces power generation due to water leak - NJ.com

News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:09

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Nation's oldest nuclear plant reduces power generation due to water leak
NJ.com
A water leak at Oyster Creek Generating Station has forced the nation's oldest nuclear power plant to operate at reduced capacity as it nears the final month before closure, federal officials said. The leak is in a tube in a feed-water heater and the ...

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Kola nuclear power plant hits 7-year production record - TASS

News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:56

Kola nuclear power plant hits 7-year production record
TASS
MURMANSK, August 10. /TASS/. The Kola Nuclear Power Plant in the Murmansk Region in July hit the production record of recent 7 years - it produced electric energy of more than 645 million kWh, the plant's press service said. "In July 2018, the Kola NPP ...

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Miniature nuclear reactors could give the UK energy freedom - Wired.co.uk

News - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 06:11

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Miniature nuclear reactors could give the UK energy freedom
Wired.co.uk
The £20 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset won't open until at least 2025, and by then, it could already be a relic. The eye-watering cost of such large projects has led to an explosion of interest in alternative nuclear ...

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Nuclear power not safe, clean or low-cost, reader says - durhamregion.com

News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:29

Nuclear power not safe, clean or low-cost, reader says
durhamregion.com
To the editor: Re: If it wasn't for nuclear, the phaseout of coal would've been impossible — reader, Letters, Aug. 1. I have just read a letter in This Week praising nuclear power. As I recall, the industry states that nuclear power is safe, clean and ...

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Nuclear power not safe, clean or low-cost, reader says - durhamregion.com

News - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:29

Nuclear power not safe, clean or low-cost, reader says
durhamregion.com
Using the industry's own figures, hydro is the least costly form of power to produce. Ontario has an abundance of resources for producing hydro power. Hydro, along with wind, solar and geothermal, could all be forms of providing safe, clean, low-cost ...

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