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  1. Pickering nuclear power station achieves best ever safety performance

    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has given Ontario Power Generation ’s (OPG) Pickering and Darlington nuclear power stations its highest possible safety ratings. The 2015 Nuclear Safety Report gave Pickering Nuclear its best ever rating of "Fully Satisfactory," while Darlington Nuclear also achieved the highest standard of "Fully Satisfactory" for the seventh year in a row. Combined, the plants provide about 30 per cent of the electricity used in Ontario. "Providing clean energy while protecting the environment, the public and our staff is our priority,” said Glenn Jager, OPG’s Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer. “It’s paramount we operate our nuclear facilities safely, and this 2015 assessment validates OPG’s commitment to a culture of safety.” Darlington Nuclear’s “Fully Satisfactory” rating for the seventh year in a row is the strongest continuous performance by any Canadian nuclear power plant. This was supported by the World Association of Nuclear Operators this past June, when they maintained the station’s standing among the top performing nuclear power plants in the world. In January of this year, OPG and the Minister of Energy announced a $12.8 billion investment in refurbishing the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. The refurbishment of the first of four units will begin this October. As Canada’s largest clean power project, it will preserve about 3,000 jobs and provide 30-plus years of clean, reliable base load power at a cost lower than other alternatives considered. At that time the company and the Minister also announced plans to continue operation of Pickering Nuclear until 2024 to ensure a reliable, clean source of base load electricity during refurbishment. Extensive studies have shown Pickering can operate reliably and safely to 2024 and that doing so would avoid eight million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere, which is the equivalent to taking 490,000 cars off Ontario roads. Continued operations will save consumers $600 million dollars and protect 4,500 jobs in Durham Region. Both projects have strong support. Recent polling indicates 75 per cent of Ontarians support the refurbishment of Darlington, with 80 per cent supporting the Pickering extension. OPG provides about half the power Ontario relies on at a cost that is 40 per cent less than othergenerators. The electricity we produce is more than 99 per cent free of greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Mon, 22 Aug 2016

  2. Final Contracts Signed for Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Substation

    The signings took place between the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark, EDF group Chairman and CEO Jean Bernard-Levy and CGN Chairman He Yu. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and the Administrator of the Chinese National Energy Administration Nur ...

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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016

  3. Nuclear Power: China, Britain, France sign pact for new UK nuclear plant

    Officials from China, Britain and France have attended a signing ceremony to mark the final approval for the construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in southwest England.

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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016

  4. Nuclear Energy News: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down for mechanical issue

    Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was shut down for the second time in roughly three weeks following a mechanical issue at the Plymouth plant.

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  1. Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down for mechanical issue

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    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

  2. UK industry reacts to Hinkley decision

    Stakeholders including energy sector players, trade unions, politicians, analysis firms and trade groups are reacting today to the UK government’s decision to proceed with the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  3. CGN Power acquires $1.5bn of nuclear assets

    CGN Power has agreed to acquire two nuclear power plants and an engineering unit from its parent company, China General Nuclear Power, for $1.5bn.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  4. Nuclear Energy News: Amec Foster Wheeler environmental contract for nuclear power station new build

    Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a continuation of a contract to provide environmental support by NuGeneration Limited (NuGen) for the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside, Cumbria. This will be the largest nuclear build project currently proposed in the UK which ...

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    Tue, 2 Aug 2016

  5. Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Returns to Full Power Following 12 Days Offline

    Entergy’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station returned to full power this morning after problems forced it to shut down 12 days ago, reports the Patriot Ledger . The 680-MW plant reconnected to the grid on Saturday, reaching full power by 2:30 a.m Monday morning. 

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  6. Nuclear Power: Nuclear power plant back at full capacity after repairs

    The only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts is working at 100 percent capacity again after a 12-day shutdown for repairs.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  7. China Valves subsidiary wins permits for nuclear safety devices, orders for 2 nuclear power stations

    Henan Kaifeng High Pressure Valve Co., Ltd. has received permits for design and manufacture of nuclear safety devices  and two purchase orders from Sanmen Nuclear Power Station in Zhejiang Province and Haiyang Nuclear Power Station in Shandong Province.

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    Mon, 28 Nov 2011

  8. FirstEnergy breaks ground on nuclear power stations new Emergency Operation Facility

    FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating broke ground for a new Emergency Operations Facility in Lindsey, Ohio, for the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station

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    Tue, 30 Aug 2011

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