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  1. Germany to extend nuclear plant operations by average of 12 years

    6 September 2010 - Germany's coalition government has decided to extend the life span of the country's nuclear power plants by an average of 12 years.   Ministers met until late on Sunday to discuss the plan, emerging to announce that the older of Germany's 17 nuclear plants will remain in production for eight more years beyond 2021 while more recent ones will stay online for an additional 14 years.   The plan reverses a decision by the previous government - a coalition of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens - to shut down Germany's nuclear power stations by 2021.   The agreement was reached at a long meeting at the chancellery between Chancellor Angela Merkel, Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen, Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and other leaders of the governing centre-right coalition after months of wrangling. The coalition leaders also agreed that energy companies would pay a nuclear fuel tax intended to raise EUR2.3bn ($3bn) annually and contribute to a special fund to boost development of renewable energy sources. The big energy companies have opposed the tax and the special fund. The agreement requires parliamentary approval, said German news agency Deutsche Presse Agentur. See related story: UPDATE - German utilities agree EUR30bn nuclear extension deal  

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    Mon, 6 Sep 2010

  2. U.S. Nuclear Industry Must Improve Real-Time Monitoring of Spent Fuel Storage

    The U.S. nuclear industry must do more to ensure the safety of spent fuel pools during extreme events and severe accidents to avoid another nuclear disaster similar to what happened in Japan in 2011.

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    Tue, 24 May 2016

  3. FirstEnergy officer James Lash elected to EPRI board of directors

    With 38 years of professional experience, Lash leads FirstEnergy Corp.'s generation organization, overseeing the company's fossil and nuclear plant operations and environmental efforts

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    Wed, 2 May 2012

  4. Exelon Generation promotes nuclear energy execs

    Bryan Hanson, Exelon Nuclear COO, has been promoted to senior vice president, Exelon Generation, and president and chief nuclear officer of Exelon Nuclear, replacing Pacilio

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    Wed, 7 Jan 2015

  1. Entergy Corp. makes statement on Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

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    Tue, 19 Mar 2013

  2. AREVA to manage outages for PSEG nuclear power plants

    AREVA has signed a long-term contract for outage services at three PSEG nuclear reactors.

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    Wed, 4 Sep 2013

  3. Nuclear Performance: A Shifting Target

    We hear a lot about the commendable “performance” of the nuclear power industry. But a discussion about its performance cannot be done in a vacuum. Performance is not a static metric. It changes over time, hopefully for the better, in response to multiple factors, including technological advances, ...

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    Wed, 1 Sep 2010

  4. UPDATE - German utilities agree €30bn nuclear extension deal

    Germany’s four big power companies are to pay the Berlin government a total of EUR30bn ($38.6bn) to extend the phase-out of the country’s nuclear power stations by up to 12 years, according to the Financial Times.

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    Mon, 6 Sep 2010

  5. FirstEnergy executive joins EPRI

    James Lash, president of FirstEnergy Generation and chief nuclear officer for FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co., has been elected to the board of directors for the Electric Power Research Institute.

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2011

  6. Implementing the Nuclear Fatigue Rule

    Working smarter because you can’t work longer

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    Sun, 1 Nov 2009

  7. vtleakplugged

    Entergy Corp. said it has identified and stopped the source of tritium leakage at its Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and has begun initial soil and groundwater remediation work. 

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    Thu, 25 Mar 2010

  8. Chernobyl's Silver Anniversary

    Two seminal events in 1986 had global repercussions on engineering standards and the proper application of engineering judgment. The first—the space shuttle Challenger explosion on Jan. 28—had an immediate personal impact because I was a student at the high school in Concord, N.H. where the first ...

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    Tue, 1 Mar 2011

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