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GE Hitachi to pay $2.7M to settle false claims suit

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videoThe US Justice Department says GE Hitachi has agreed to pay $2.7 million for allegedly giving false information to federal regulators. Despite the settlement a company spokesman says GE Hitachi "vigorously denies" the allegations. Full story...
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GE Hitachi to hold safety drill Wednesday

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videoGE Hitachi will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise at its Castle Hayne Road site tomorrow. The exercise will include local first responders. Full story...
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GE Hitachi deal to bring more jobs to area

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videoGE Hitachi says a new deal with a Virginia power company will mean its New Hanover County plant is about to grow. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi says laser enrichment plant would be safe

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video Earlier this week, the GE-Hitachi facility in Castle Hayne received federal approval to enrich uranium using laser technology. But what exactly does that mean, and what are the implications to our community? Full story...
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GE-Hitachi gets NRC permit for laser uranium enrichment plant in Castle Hayne

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today issued a license to GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment LLC (GLE) to build and operate a uranium enrichment plant using laser technology in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi named 'Wildlife at Work' site

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When you think nuclear fuel manufacturing facility, you probably don't think wildlife preservation. But GE-Hitachi now displays a sign after being named a "Wildlife at Work" site by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Full story...
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NRC releases report on potential uranium enrichment plant in Wilmington

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video The public got the chance Thursday night to hear more about a proposed uranium enrichment plant to be built at the GE Hitachi plant in Wilmington. Full story...
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NRC hosts public meeting on proposed uranium enrichment plant tonight

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hosts a meeting tonight to discuss the recently issued Safety Evaluation Report and Environmental Impact Statement for a laser-based uranium enrichment facility proposed to be built in Wilmington. Full story...
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NRC says building uranium enrichment plant in Wilmington safe

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final technical Safety Evaluation Report (SER) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a laser-based uranium enrichment facility proposed to be built in Wilmington. Full story...
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NRC fines GE-Hitatchi $45K over NC nuke test site

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined a General Electric nuclear facility in North Carolina $45,000 for what the agency said were multiple violations including management shortcomings. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi chips in money from golf tourney to United Way

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A big-name Wilmington company is working to help some worthy causes. GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy presented a $30,000 check today to the united way from the annual GE United Way Golf Tournament. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi statement on response to Japan earthquake

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Wilmington-based GE-Hitachi says it is doing what it can to help with the nuclear crisis in Japan stemming from last week's earthquake and tsunami. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi employees return from Japan

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videoSeveral GE-Hitachi employees from the Cape Fear are back home after being in the middle of last week's massive earthquake in Japan. Full story...
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission sends special inspection team to Global Nuclear Fuel plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent a Special Inspection Team to Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC, to examine the circumstances associated with an event in which the licensee failed to maintain required process control over a small quantity of enriched uranium. The nuclear fuel manufacturing facility is located in Wilmington. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: GE-Hitachi workers away from nuclear plant in Fukushima, where radiation levels are 1,000x normal level

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Japanese nuclear officials say radiation levels inside a nuclear power plant have surged to 1,000 times their normal levels after the cooling system failed. Wilmington-based GE-Hitachi said it had 50 workers at the Fukushima plant when the earthquake hit. Those workers are away from the plant and OK. Full story...
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