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Oyster Creek to shut down October 2018 - Asbury Park Press

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:17

NJ.com

Oyster Creek to shut down October 2018
Asbury Park Press
We were informed (Friday) morning," said Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, about the surprise announcement. The NRC was planning for a permanent shutdown of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in late 2019, Sheehan said ...
Oyster Creek, America's oldest nuclear plant, to close after 49 yearsNJ.com
Nuclear plant to close ahead of scheduleWashington Examiner
Oyster Creek nuclear plant to close a year earlyPress of Atlantic City
Allentown Morning Call -San Francisco Chronicle
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Merger Creates Mega Nuclear Company in China - Power Engineering Magazine

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:25

Power Engineering Magazine

Merger Creates Mega Nuclear Company in China
Power Engineering Magazine
China's regulators have approved the merger of China National Nuclear Corp. and China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Group, the Wall Street Journal reported. The move will create a company with combined assets of $100 billion and 140,000 ...

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TABLE-Belgian nuclear power reactor outages - Reuters Africa

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:19

TABLE-Belgian nuclear power reactor outages
Reuters Africa
(Revises end date for Doel 3 outage starting Sept. 22, 2017 under reactors out of service) Feb 2 (Reuters) - Belgium has seven nuclear power reactors with a combined capacity of almost 6 gigawatts, which are operated by Electrabel, part of France's ...

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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lethal levels of radiation detected in leak seven years after plant meltdown in Japan - The Independent

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 14:18

The Independent

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Lethal levels of radiation detected in leak seven years after plant meltdown in Japan
The Independent
Lethal levels of radiation have been detected at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, seven years after it was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), which operated the complex and is now responsible for its ...

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BWX Technologies (BWXT) Secures 4-Yr $15.2M Contract for ... - StreetInsider.com

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:52

BWX Technologies (BWXT) Secures 4-Yr $15.2M Contract for ...
StreetInsider.com
Get instant alerts when news breaks on your stocks. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Inc. (BWXT NEC) has been awarded a CA$18 ...

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BWXT Awarded CA$18.6 Million Contract for Nuclear Power Plant Tube Fabrication - Business Wire (press release)

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:45

BWXT Awarded CA$18.6 Million Contract for Nuclear Power Plant Tube Fabrication
Business Wire (press release)
BWXT NEC, a subsidiary of BWXT Canada Ltd., has more than 60 years of extensive experience and innovation in the supply of nuclear fuel and fuel channel components, services, equipment and parts for the CANDU® nuclear power industry. This includes ...

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Lake County waits to learn ultimate fate of FirstEnergy's Perry Nuclear Power Plant - News 5 Cleveland

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:39

News 5 Cleveland

Lake County waits to learn ultimate fate of FirstEnergy's Perry Nuclear Power Plant
News 5 Cleveland
PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - When FirstEnergy announced in 2016 its plan to get out of the competitive generating business which meant severing ties with its subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions which owns and operates the companies coal and nuclear power plants ...

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Letter to the editor: Nuclear power supports jobs in Pa. - Central Penn Business Journal

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:08

Letter to the editor: Nuclear power supports jobs in Pa.
Central Penn Business Journal
While it may be uncomfortable for some people to hear the facts about the negative consequences other states and communities have suffered from the premature closing of nuclear power plants, it would be irresponsible not to learn from those experiences ...

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Georgia Regulators Won't Reconsider Decision On Vogtle Nuclear Project - WABE 90.1 FM

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:08

WABE 90.1 FM

Georgia Regulators Won't Reconsider Decision On Vogtle Nuclear Project
WABE 90.1 FM
Georgia regulators won't reconsider their decision allowing construction at a troubled nuclear power project to continue. The Public Service Commission voted in December to keep the nuclear expansion at Plant Vogtle going despite billions of dollars in ...

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Senator: Nuclear power plant closing would be 'nightmare' | Political ... - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 05:05

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Senator: Nuclear power plant closing would be 'nightmare' | Political ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
DES MOINES — An Eastern Iowa lawmaker warned of a “nightmare” if the Duane Arnold Energy Center, Iowa's only nuclear power plant, would close.

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How viable is nuclear power? Marijuana laws considered, Toughening animal abuse laws: Iowa Capitol Digest, Feb. 1 - The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 01:21

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

How viable is nuclear power? Marijuana laws considered, Toughening animal abuse laws: Iowa Capitol Digest, Feb. 1
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
NUCLEAR POWER VIABILITY: An Eastern Iowa lawmaker warned of a “nightmare” if the Duane Arnold Energy Center, Iowa's only nuclear power plant, would close. The future of the Palo plant, which is in his district, is in jeopardy because it does not have a ...

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Lake County commissioners air disagreements over resolution to support Perry Nuclear Power Plant - News-Herald.com

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:05

News-Herald.com

Lake County commissioners air disagreements over resolution to support Perry Nuclear Power Plant
News-Herald.com
In January, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted against a proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to provide assistance for coal and nuclear energy generators. In their decision, the FERC board pushed the issue down to regional ...

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More Premature Nuclear Unit Retirements Loom - POWER magazine

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:06

POWER magazine

More Premature Nuclear Unit Retirements Loom
POWER magazine
Two more U.S. nuclear power plants are facing early retirement, joining a string of generators whose fate was determined by market conditions, political pressure, or financial stresses assailing the sector. Several others may be poised to join them ...

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Nuclear power: Surviving on secrecy and misinformation - The Daily Star (satire)

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:07

The Daily Star (satire)

Nuclear power: Surviving on secrecy and misinformation
The Daily Star (satire)
While countries like Germany, Belgium, France, and Japan are trying to find an escape route from nuclear power, Bangladesh is taking two steps back. Although the 2,400-MW Rooppur nuclear power project has already garnered some support, there are ...

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Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die - News24

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:44

News24

Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die
News24
At the same time, renewable energy prices have plummeted globally and rival or even undercut the operating costs of many existing nuclear or fossil-fuelled power stations. Within just one year (2016), world costs for new onshore windpower fell by 18 ...

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How North Korea Built a Nuclear Arsenal on the Ashes of the Soviet Union - TIME

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:56

TIME

How North Korea Built a Nuclear Arsenal on the Ashes of the Soviet Union
TIME
The latest North Korean breakthrough, the Hwasong-15 missile, was tested in November; experts believe it could be powerful enough to lob a nuclear warhead all the way to New York City. This feat of engineering, which only a few nations have ever ...

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The future of nuclear power? Think small - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:02

Los Angeles Times

The future of nuclear power? Think small
Los Angeles Times
Jose Reyes is chief technology officer at NuScale Power, an Oregon nuclear technology company that is close to licensing a new reactor design for commercial use. (Keith Schneider / Los Angeles Times). It's not quite Stagg Field, the University of ...

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Martian and Lunar Colonies To Be Powered By Nuclear Energy - Forbes

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:01

Forbes

Martian and Lunar Colonies To Be Powered By Nuclear Energy
Forbes
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing a tiny nuclear reactor that is perfect for powering a colony on Mars or the Moon, fueling a large spacecraft to a distant star, or operating a mining operation in the asteroid belt ...

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Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die - Mail & Guardian

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:15

Mail & Guardian

Five facts that prove South Africa's nuclear power plan should die
Mail & Guardian
Under the presidency of Jacob Zuma, South Africa has been trying to implement a massive new nuclear programme. The initiative stood against a growing body of evidence pointing to the fact that nuclear isn't needed, is too costly and is hard to finance ...

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Nuclear power giants' merger cleared - ecns

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:59

Financial Tribune

Nuclear power giants' merger cleared
ecns
China's efforts to streamline and restructure its State-owned enterprises gained further momentum on Wednesday after the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission cleared the proposed merger of China Nuclear Engineering and ...
Beijing Approves Restructuring of Nuclear Power FirmsFinancial Tribune
China Combines Two State-Owned Nuclear Firms Into PowerhouseCaixin Global
China Nuclear Energy Technology Parent To Merge With China National NuclearNikkei Asian Review

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