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07.18.2014 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

In an unusual safety incident, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Thursday it is considering escalated enforcement action against Duke Energy for its failure to detect a long-standing pipe weld crack that was not discovered until it caused a small...

07.17.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Disclosing that the nuclear plant has lost more than $100 million over the last two years, Exelon Corp. petitioned the New York Public Service Commission Friday for approval to negotiate a cost-based contract to sell Rochester Gas & Electric output from...

07.17.2014

The Energy Department is investigating alleged problems in Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC’s management of asbestos contamination in the contractor’s decommissioning operations at DOE’s shuttered uranium enrichment plant at the...

07.16.2014

Areva announced Tuesday that six U.S. nuclear utilities have established a technical advisory board for the deployment of its next-generation pressurized fuel assembly design for pressurized water reactors, with one of the utilities to operate a set of eight...

07.15.2014

In the latest legal setback for proponents of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation in New York state, a state judge Friday dismissed two lawsuits that sought to force the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to complete...

07.14.2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Thursday it has launched a “special inspection” at Babcock & Wilcox’s Nuclear Fuel Services fuel fabrication facility in Erwin, Tenn., to look into allegations that hazardous chemical safety...

07.11.2014

In a series of moves aimed at expanding U.S.-China collaboration on addressing global warming, senior U.S. and Chinese officials this week signed agreements to share research on carbon capture and storage and smart grid technology and launched six new joint...

07.10.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

While some of its security policy reforms have saved money and produced efficiencies, the National Nuclear Security Administration still lacks “a clear vision and path forward” for boosting protection of the Energy Department’s nuclear...

07.09.2014 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

In what would be the first such action by the agency since 1999, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is rebuffing congressional concerns and moving forward with consideration of requests by operators of four shuttered or soon-to-be-closed nuclear plants that...

07.09.2014

Moving to fill the No. 2 position at the Energy Department, the White House announced Tuesday that President Obama intends to nominate Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a key Obama advisor on nuclear nonproliferation, arms control and defense policy, as DOE’s...


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