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NRC to Consider COVID-19 Exemptions for Nuclear Plant Work-Hour Controls

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on March 28 told industry that it is prepared to grant requests from individual nuclear generators for exemptions from work-hour controls specified in its rules…


Unit 4 Top Head for Containment Vessel in Place at Vogtle

The two-unit expansion of the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia reached another milestone March 27, with the placement of the Unit 4 containment vessel top head. Friday’s work…


NRC Preparing Rule Changes Due to Coronavirus

The agency that regulates nuclear power in the U.S. is preparing to allow reactor operators to work longer shifts, and could also issue new rules that would let facilities put…


Pennsylvania Move to Join RGGI May Save Nuclear Plant

Energy Harbor Corp., the new name for the former FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) after FES’s bankruptcy, on March 13 said its Beaver Valley nuclear plant in Shippingport, Pennsylvania, will remain open.…


Georgia Power Orders First Fuel Load for Vogtle Unit 4

Georgia Power on March 5 announced it has ordered the first nuclear fuel load for Vogtle Unit 4, as work continues on the first new-design reactors in the U.S. in…