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Westinghouse, OPG team up


17 April 2014

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Westinghouse have agreed to explore opportunities to work together on a wide range of global nuclear projects.

Fort Calhoun restarts after extended outage

Regulation and Safety

19 December 2013

Fort Calhoun at night 48Power generation at the single-unit Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska has resumed after the US regulator gave permission for its restart. The plant had been offline for almost three years for operating and safety system upgrades.

International arbitration over SONGS closure


17 October 2013

Southern California Edison has formally started arbitration action with the International Chamber of Commerce against Mitsubishi, which it claims supplied defective steam generators for its now-shut San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

Krško containment vent installed

Regulation and Safety

04 March 2014

Krsko 48Westinghouse has completed the installation of a passive containment filtered venting system at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia.

Monticello power uprate approved


11 December 2013

Monticello 48An increase in power output of some 10% at Xcel Energy's single-unit Monticello nuclear power plant in Minnesota has been approved by the US nuclear regulator.

Oskarshamn safety culture improves

Regulation and Safety

08 October 2013

Oskarshamn (OKG)_48The Swedish nuclear regulator believes that improvements instigated by operator OKG can overcome safety culture shortcomings at Oskarshamn, but has instructed the company to supply six-monthly progress reports.