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Braidwood Nuclear Power Plant - Exelon

Alcohol container found at Braidwood nuclear power plant

A maintenance worker at the Braidwood nuclear power plant in Illinois found an empty beer can in the protected area of the nuclear site on Tuesday.  According to the utility the can appears…

TEPCOb

TEPCO to sell large portion of uranium reserves

Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the utility that owns and operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, has not used any uranium to produce electricity since the March 11th, 2011 nuclear…

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant - 2011

Strong action necessary at Indian Point

In 1976, Robert Pollard, a rarity among U.S. government nuclear officials—honest and safety-committed—said of the Indian Point nuclear power station that it was “an accident waiting to happen.” Pollard had been project manager…

USNRC

Former NRC employee indicted after attempting to sell nuclear secrets and launch cyber attack

Charles Harvey Eccleston, a 62-year-old former employee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Department of Energy (DOE) currently living in the Philippines, was the subject of an undercover investigation by agents from…

Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant

Swedish utility to decommission nuclear reactors earlier than planned

In Sweden, declining electricity prices and low demand is having a serious impact on the bottom line for operators of nuclear power plants. Vattenfall, the Swedish state-owned utility, announced that it plans to…

Pickering Nuclear Power Plant - OPG

Pickering nuclear power plant focusing on reducing nuclear waste

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is focusing on reducing the amount of radioactive waste generated at the Pickering nuclear power plant, one of the world’s largest nuclear generation facilities, located on the shores of…

Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant

Watts Barr supervisor fails fitness for duty test

On Tuesday a supervisor at the Watts Bar nuclear power plant in Tennessee failed a random fitness for duty test after confirming positive for alcohol. The licensee terminated the employee’s access to the…

V.C. Summer Nuclear

V.C. Summer supervisor fails follow up fitness for duty test

On Thursday, April 23rd, around 3:32 pm an employee supervisor confirmed positive after a follow-up fitness for duty test.  The licensee denied the employees access to the facility. Fitness for duty tests are…

SRS L Area Complex

Savannah River restarting reprocessing operations

After spending more than a year offline, the only chemical separation facility operating in the United States is restarting spent fuel dissolution work. At the L Area Complex in the Savannah River Site…

VC Summer nuclear power plant

VC Summer construction supervisor willfully avoids fitness for duty test

An employee supervisor at the Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina has been found of willfully acting to avoid a fitness for duty test. The employee was working on Wednesday when they…

View of France's nuclear reactor maker Areva headquarters in the financial district of la Defense near Paris

France mulls selling AREVA’s reactor operations to EDF

The French Government has recommended that AREVA should sell its nuclear reactors to Electricite de France, a power utility who operates nuclear reactors in France which is also majority-state owned.[i] The nuclear industry…

honeywell metropolis IL

Honeywell ordered to change policies after NRC investigation

After investigating a 2012 wrongful termination incident at the Honeywell Metropolis facility, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ordered the company to change its policies for reporting employee and safety concerns. The NRC Office…

River Bend Nuclear Power Plant

Licensed operator confirms positive for alcohol at River Bend nuclear power plant

On Friday, March 13th, around 11:17 in the morning a licensed reactor operator at the River Bend nuclear power plant in Louisiana failed a random fitness-for-duty test and confirmed positive for alcohol. The…

Reactor Construction - Chicago Bridge and Iron

New nuclear construction projects in the US face many issues

It is one thing to talk about the need for nuclear power in the United States — it is another thing altogether to understand the strategies required to ensure that nuclear maintains its…

Spent Fuel Managment in Taiwan

Taiwan looks globally for help managing spent nuclear fuel

Taipower, the state-owned utility in Taiwan is soliciting official bids from overseas to reprocess the spent fuel accumulating at its nuclear power plants.  There are three operating nuclear power plants in Taiwan, and…

Surry Power Station

Licensed reactor operator tests positive for controlled substance

On Tuesday, a licensed reactor operator at the Surry nuclear power plant in Virginia confirmed positive in a follow up test for a controlled substance. The licensee has denied the individual’s unescorted access…

Fukushima Daiichi Robot

New snake-like robot to inspect Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1 reactor

Engineers from Hitachi-GE revealed the latest robot designed to help engineers understand the conditions inside of the crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan where high radiation levels…

Saint Lucie Nuclear Power Plant

St Lucie supervisor fails fitness for duty test

Early Monday morning, a supervisor at the Saint Lucie nuclear power plant in Florida confirmed positive for alcohol after a random fitness for duty test.  The licensee revoked the employee’s access to the plant…

In December 2014, computers of workers at KHNP were attacked by hackers and the licensee still doesn’t know how much information was released.

South Korea may elect to decommission aging reactor

On Thursday, January 15th, commissioners of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) in South Korea will meet to vote on whether or not to restart and extend the operational lifespan of the…

Beaver Valley Nuclear

2015 may prove more difficult for US nuclear industry than 2014

Before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011 the nuclear energy industry in the United States was optimistic about the future.  Nearly four years later, the industry is sinking from its own economic…

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