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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

GE Hitachi gets approval for new reactor

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videoGE Hitachi Nuclear Energy today announced it has received regulatory approval for a new reactor design. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the company's Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) design certification. Full story...
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NRC, Duke Energy to discuss Brunswick Nuclear Plant flooding issues

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videoThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a meeting with Duke Energy later this month about more issues at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. Full story...
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NRC schedules open house on Brunswick Nuclear Plant performance

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videoFor the second time in 13 months, federal regulators will hold an open house to discuss the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will provide information May 7 on the agency's assessment of the Duke Energy facility during 2013. Full story...
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Inspectors looking into safety equipment at area nuclear plant

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A special inspection at Wilmington's Global Nuclear Fuel facility is underway to review some safety equipment following last month's discovery that it might be unreliable. Full story...
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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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Feds still reviewing NC nuke plant's year-old flaw

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A Duke Energy nuclear plant in Wake County remains idle two weeks after operators shut it down after finding a year-old problem and a week after federal regulators launched a special inspection. Full story...
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NC nuclear plant shut down after crack discovered

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Operators have shut down a North Carolina nuclear plant after finding tiny marks of corrosion and cracking that need repair. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the health and safety of employees or the public are not affected. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: NRC hosts open house to discuss Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled an open house for April 24 to discuss the agency’s assessment of safety performance during 2012 for the Brunswick nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Duke Energy, is near Southport. Full story...
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'Unusual event' reported at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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Progress Energy says operators declared an "unusual event" at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport today. The power company says it was caused by a freon release from an HVAC chiller on the plant's unit 2 turbine building roof. Full story...
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NRC schedules public meeting to discuss performance of Brunswick Nuclear

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, June 21, to discuss the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2011 at the Brunswick nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Progress Energy, is located near Southport. 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 reviewing Shearon Harris nuclear plant in NC

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing operations at the Shearon Harris Nuclear station near Raleigh to try to determine why two safety valves failed to close last month when the plant was shut down for refueling. Full story...
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NRC schedules meeting with Global Nuclear Fuel

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to meet with a Wilmington company about an apparent violation. The NRC has scheduled a pre-decisional enforcement conference with Global Nuclear Fuel for April 4 to discuss an apparent violation of NRC requirements related to an issue with the company's criticality warning system. Full story...
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