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Holtec Gears Up for Next Power Plant Acquisition

Energy technology company Holtec International on Friday took a key step toward buying another soon-to-close nuclear power plant for decommissioning. The plant in this case is the Indian Point Energy Center in upstate New York, which is scheduled for permanent retirement by the end of April 2021. Holtec and facility owner Entergy on Friday submitted […]

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SONGS Used Fuel Relocation Strategic Plan Due in 2020

By John Stang Infrastructure and environmental services specialist North Wind Inc. expects to have a strategic plan ready by December 2020 on how to move used nuclear fuel off-site from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in California. Idaho Falls, Idaho-based North Wind was contracted in June by SONGS majority owner Southern California Edison […]

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Senators Press for Economic Aid to Communities Near Retired Nuclear Power Plants

Two U.S. senators last week pressed the top appropriators in each chamber of Congress to ensure communities near retired nuclear power plants receive millions of dollars of economic assistance in the current federal budget year. “Strong funding is necessary to support public works investments and economic diversification initiatives in communities across the country,” Sens. Tammy […]

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Barrasso Still Readying Draft Nuke Waste Bill

The United States must finally settle on a strategy for disposition of spent nuclear fuel if it hopes to revitalize its atomic energy sector, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said Wednesday, without offering a timeline for introduction of a bill intended to help achieve that goal. Barrasso discussed the matter in starting off a hearing of […]

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AECOM Reports Record Revenue, Net Loss for FY19

AECOM, the international infrastructure company that is preparing its exit from contracting for the U.S. Energy Department, on Tuesday reported record annual revenue but a net loss for its fiscal 2019. Company-wide revenue of almost $20.2 billion was up 2% from $20.15 billion in fiscal 2018, according to AECOM’s latest earnings report. But the net […]

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Wrap Up: La Crosse Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Completed

Nuclear services firm EnergySolutions said Tuesday it has completed physical decommissioning of the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) in Wisconsin. That covers full remediation and extraction of radioactive materials in line with the license termination plan approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, according to a press release from the Salt Lake City-based company. […]

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La Crosse Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Completed

Nuclear services firm EnergySolutions said Tuesday it has completed physical decommissioning of the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) in Wisconsin. That covers full remediation and extraction of radioactive materials in line with the license termination plan approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, according to a press release from the Salt Lake City-based company. […]

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NRC Approves Emergency Preparedness Revisions for Pilgrim Plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday formally approved a reduction in the emergency preparedness requirements for the retired Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts. The changes include elimination of a dedicated 10-mile emergency planning zone in the license for the Cape Cod property. The requirement for a specific off-site radiological emergency response plan will […]

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Calif. Judge Won’t Halt SONGS Used-Fuel Transfer

A California Superior Court judge ruled last week against a request by a watchdog organization to suspend the transfer of used reactor fuel into dry storage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). In a motion filed with the court in October, El Cajon-based Citizens’ Oversight sought the temporary halt and authorization for discovery […]

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FirstEnergy Corp. Reports 3Q Earnings Turnaround

FirstEnergy Corp. on Monday reported $391 million in net income for the third quarter of 2019, after sustaining a $512 million loss in the same three months of 2018. That was good for $0.73 in earning per share, versus a $1.02 per-share loss a year ago, according to the Akron, Ohio, power company’s earnings release. […]

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