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New senior resident inspector at River Bend Station

25 July 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has selected Jeff Sowa as the new senior resident inspector at the River Bend Station nuclear plant. The plant is located in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
“Jeff Sowa’s technical and regulatory experience will assist the NRC in carrying out its mission to protect people and the environment by ensuring the safe operation of River Bend”, said NRC Region IV Administrator Marc Dapas.... Read more...

AREVA contracted to dismantle 2 research reactors

25 July 2014

AREVA has been awarded a contract by SVAFO, a company owned by four Swedish nuclear plant operators, to dismantle the R2-0 and R2 research reactors located near Nyköping, Sweden. With a capacity of 1MW and 50MW respectively, these two reactors ended operations in 2005 following approximately 45 years of service.... Read more...

CB&I wins NPP modification and upgrade contract

25 July 2014

CB&I was awarded a contract valued in excess of USD 100M by Entergy Operations for project and construction management services related to the implementation of modifications and upgrades at multiple nuclear energy facilities throughout the U.S.... Read more...

Vallourec to supply tubes to NPP in China

24 July 2014

Vallourec subsidiary Valinox Nucléaire, which specialises in tubes for nuclear power plants, won a contract to supply tubes for the Chinese nuclear reactors Fuqing 5 and 6, in Fujian province. This contract represents 750km of tubes intended for the steam generators of the plant's two units operated by Chinese National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).... Read more...

New spent fuel pool instrumentation system

22 July 2014

Westinghouse Electric Company announced the successful installation of its spent fuel pool level instrumentation system at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, operated by Tennessee Valley Authority. Spent fuel pools are storage pools for spent, or used, nuclear fuel from a nuclear reactor.... Read more...

Torness employee completes 50 years of service

22 July 2014

There aren’t many people who can say they have been with a company for 50 years, but Willie Clarkson from Haddington is one of them. Clarkson started out as apprentice at Kincardine power station on 6 July 1964 at the age of 15.... Read more...

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