The cooling system for a nuclear reactor at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant lost power for hours Friday afternoon but was operational again, officials at the Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
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PLYMOUTH, Mass. — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a power plant in Massachusetts has lost power and shut down during a massive snowstorm.The NRC says the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth experienced an automatic shutdown at around 9:15 p.m. Friday after losing off-site power. Spokesman Neil Sheehan says the plant has declared an unusual event, which is the...
(3 months and 10 days ago)
Japan's nuclear watchdog has decided that the nation's trouble-plagued next-generation prototype reactor won't be allowed to restart due to safety violations. The Nuclear Regulation Authority's announcement Wednesday is another blow to the Monju fast-breeder reactor, which the pro-nuclear government hopes will be key to plans for atomic waste disposal. Monju uses plutonium...
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One of the nuclear reactors at Dominion Virginia Power's North Anna power station has been shut down for refueling.
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This reactor does not use fission, the process of splitting atoms into smaller elements employed by every commercial power reactor currently operating on earth.
(2 months and 27 days ago)
Dominion Virginia Power had a crew of about 20 working Friday to determine what caused the shutdown of its North Anna power facility’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor earlier in the day.
(9 days ago)
An active fault line is running directly underneath the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Japan, an expert panel working under the Nuclear Regulation Authority said, raising the chances of the plant's permanent shutdown.
(5 days ago)
The Tennessee Valley Authority, created 80 years ago to be a "living laboratory" for new government projects, plans to test a new type of a nuclear reactor designed to be smaller, simpler and less costly than America's current fleet of nuclear power plants.
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed work to replace the reactor vessel head (RVH) at Angra 1, a pressurized water reactor (PWR) nuclear power plant (NPP) owned by Eletrobras Termonuclear S.A. (Eletronuclear), a government-controlled electricity company in Brazil.
(2 months and 8 days ago)
Japan's nuclear watchdog has decided that the nation's trouble-plagued next-generation prototype reactor won't be allowed to restart due to safety violations.
(5 days ago)
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