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Safety


Nuclear Power Is Finally Poised to Ramp Up Again in Japan

The Japanese have been hesitant to re-embrace nuclear power following the triple reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011, but there are indications that nuclear power could ramp…



War and Nuclear Power: Stakes Are High for People, Environment, and Industry

John Stevens Cabot Abbott, the 19th century American historian perhaps best known for writing History of Napoleon Bonaparte and History of the Civil War in America, is attributed with the…


How to Reduce Risks at Distribution Pole Storage Sites

Working with and around electrical distribution system poles is dangerous. Georgia Power has taken a proactive approach to reducing the risk, keeping safety first in its operations. In the electric…


Fish Friendly Hydro: Natel Energy Is Proving It’s Possible

Hydropower projects frequently face resistance from environmental groups for a variety of reasons. One of the more common objections to hydro is the high turbine-induced mortality of fish. The passage…


A Half-Century of Reliability: Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant

Baltimore Gas & Electric set out to build the 1.8-GW Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in 1967 because fossil energy was becoming expensive and controversial. Over its nearly 50 years…


In-Service Testing of Pressure Relief Valves

Pressure relief valves (PRVs) are a critical line of defense for pressure vessel protection in the power industry. Generating facilities worldwide depend upon these devices to sense and quickly relieve…