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Palisades to close in 2018

Corporate

09 December 2016

Palisades_(NRC)-48Entergy Corporation yesterday announced plans to close the Palisades nuclear power plant by 1 October 2018. The company has also agreed to the early termination of an agreement under which Consumers Energy was to buy almost all of the Michigan plant's output until 2022.

IAEA meets to strengthen security as USA disposes of plutonium

Nuclear Policies

07 December 2016

Amano_Moniz_IAEA_051216_(Calma-IAEA)-48The USA has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to monitor and verify the disposition of surplus plutonium in South Carolina, US energy secretary Ernest Moniz said on 5 December. Moniz's announcement was made at an IAEA conference which aims to strengthen global nuclear security.

Two milestones for Vogtle new build

New Nuclear

01 December 2016

Vogtle_3_RPV_lift_(Georgia Power)_48The first reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been lifted into place at Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear construction project in Georgia. Vogtle 3's RPV was lifted into place two days after the placement of the CA01 module was completed at Vogtle 4.

Illinois energy bill becomes law

Nuclear Policies

08 December 2016

Bruce_Rauner_SB2814_signing_(Rauner)-48Illinois governor Bruce Rauner yesterday signed energy legislation that will ensure the continued operation of the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants.

Illinois passes Future Energy Jobs Bill

Nuclear Policies

02 December 2016

Illinois_Senate_vote_Dec_16_(ComEd)-48Legislators in the US state of Illinois yesterday passed a bill recognising the contribution of nuclear energy to the state's clean energy efforts and ensuring the continued operation of the state's nuclear power plants. The Future Energy Jobs Bill will also advance renewable energy and expand energy efficiency initiatives.

NRC fines TVA for Browns Ferry violations

Regulation and Safety

30 November 2016

Browns Ferry (TVA)_48The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has been given 30 days to pay a $140,000 civil penalty proposed by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for fire watch violations at the Browns Ferry nuclear power plant in Alabama.