Tag: nuclear power plant

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IAEA Embarks on Unprecedented Mission to Inspect Nuclear Power Plant in Ukrainian ‘War Zone’

August 31, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

An expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has arrived in Kyiv and is readying to inspect Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) for damage from weeks of shelling. The development marks a significant breakthrough for the agency, […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Closes After 50 Years of Operation, Employees Leave with Pride

May 26, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

After more than 50 years of operation, the Palisades nuclear power plant was taken offline for the final time on May 20. The station was scheduled to be permanently shut down on May 31, but plant operators “made the conservative […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

EU Nuclear Fears Drive Attempt To Shut Down Belarus Nuke Power Plant

April 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

Europe is terrified of nuclear energy. Reasons differ. For one country, Lithuania, it’s a question of lost market share for its very expensive LNG plant. For others, it’s a question of safety and a political push to go green. So […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Poland already preparing for nuclear plant, says energy minister

May 16, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The communities living there have been preparing themselves for its construction, having observed nuclear power plants in operation elsewhere, and so the government has “societal approval” to build one, he said. A nuclear power station’s investment cycle lasts about ten […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Growing Opposition Threatens Completion of Last U.S. Nuclear Plant

September 20, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

The sole remaining nuclear power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing mounting opposition from cities and lawmakers concerned about its rising costs. A decision on the expansion of Georgia’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is expected by […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

NRC Approves Changes to Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant’s Emergency Planning Requirements

December 15, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted the Omaha Public Power District’s request to alter the emergency preparedness plan for the Fort Calhoun Station nuclear power plant in Washington County, Neb., to reflect the plant’s decommissioning status. The changes come in […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

A Successful Nuclear Step For New Molten Salt Reactors

November 10, 2017

Via: Forbes

Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI), a Canadian advanced nuclear reactor company, received notice yesterday from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) that it successfully completed the first phase of the CNSC’s pre-licensing vendor design review for TEI’s new Integral Molten Salt […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Want to Minimize Radiation from Power Generation? Build More Nuclear

November 29, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Yes, you read that right. For years, there have been efforts to demonstrate that people who live near nuclear plants or work at nuclear plants are getting sick from all that darn radiation they are receiving. Over the years these […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Workers Making Efficiency Changes at Plants

May 6, 2016

Via: Nuclear Energy Institute

For Matt Adams and his team at Dominion Resources Inc., the nuclear energy industry’s new initiative to improve power plant efficiency is not just a paper change; it’s a change in how they’re conducting everyday business going forward. “It’s all […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

New emergency equipment facility for US plant

April 15, 2016

Via: World Nuclear News

A new building designed to withstand earthquakes and tornadoes has been completed at the Hatch nuclear power plant in Georgia. The dome-shaped building will house portable back-up emergency equipment including generators, pumps and other resources. The Hatch FLEX Dome is […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear power plant in Washington unexpectedly shut down

March 30, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

Washington state’s only nuclear power plant has been shut down after operators received an indication that a system used to cool equipment wasn’t working. Officials said there was no release of radiation and no danger to the public. The Columbia Generating Station […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear growth revealed in China’s new Five-Year Plan

March 24, 2016

Via: World Nuclear News

China’s operating nuclear generating capacity will double over the next five years under the country’s latest Five-Year Plan. The plan also calls for the preparation for construction of inland nuclear power plants and work on a reprocessing plant to start […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear, World

First criticality for two Chinese reactors

October 12, 2015

Via: World Nuclear News

Unit 1 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China’s southern island province of Hainan, achieved first criticality at 3.39am today, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced. Initial approval for the Changjiang plant’s construction was granted by China’s […]