Nuclear Energy


Articles

  • China Growing Fastest in Nuclear Power Production

    China now has 38 nuclear power reactors in operation and 19 others under construction, IAEA reports.

  • Duke Energy Nuclear Plant Under Increased NRC Oversight

    NRC said in April, an electrical component on a Catawba Unit 2 emergency diesel generator failed during a scheduled test. NRC said its inspectors reviewed the event and determined that the plant staff had failed to adequately develop and adjust preventive maintenance activities using operating experience, maintenance history, and performance records.

  • DOE Loan Guarantees Back Vogtle Completion

    "Advanced nuclear energy projects like Vogtle are the kind of important energy infrastructure projects that support a reliable and resilient grid, promote economic growth, and strengthen our energy and national security," Energy Secretary Rick Perry said.

  • South Carolina Company Halts Nuclear Project

    The board of directors at Santee Cooper on July 31 suspended construction work on Units 2 and 3 at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. -- a decision the company reports will save is customers nearly $7 billion.

  • DOE Completes Evaluation of Hanford's Tunnel 2, Finds 'High' Risk of Collapse

    The two PUREX storage tunnels hold mixed radioactive and chemical waste. A section of Tunnel 1 collapsed May 9, and state authorities then ordered DOE and CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company to immediately assess the integrity of both.

  • Nuclear Technology Receives Large Funding Increase

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be awarding nearly $67 million in nuclear energy research, development, facility access, as well as infrastructure projects.