Hypersaline cooling-water seepage from Florida Power & Light Co.’s 3550-MW Turkey Point Power Station in Florida City has polluted the shallow Biscayne Aquifer and now is being drawn back to the plant’s property through retraction wells in an operation expected to take 10 years.
The Tennessee Valley Authority ended the possibility of completing two partially built nuclear units in Alabama on May 5, when its board voted to declare as surplus and for sale the 1,600-acre Bellefonte site.
Predicting energy demand to grow 9% annually, the United Arab Emirates announced last month that it has started construction on the country's first nuclear powerplant after receiving design and building approval for the first of four planned units.
U.K. nuclear power ambitions took a big step forward with the 18 June award by French government-owned EDF Energy plc., London, of a roughly $3.2-billion civil work contract (£2b) at its planned new plant in Somerset.
The discovery of concrete cracks from an alkali-silica reaction, or ASR, in five safety-related structures at New Hampshire's Seabrook nuclear powerplant has prompted plant owner NextEra Energy Resources to launch several ASR studies as part of a comprehensive corrective action plan.
One year after Japan's Fukushima Daichi nuclear powerplant suffered devastation and meltdowns after a powerful offshore earthquake and tsunami, the island nation is embracing more renewable power sources to offset its electricity mix.
Under a settlement agreement reached on Jan. 20, the state of Florida will cease to oppose Progress Energy's plans to proceed with roughly $1 billion in repair work at its damaged Crystal River Nuclear Unit 3 in return for millions of dollars in refunds to customers and restrictions on funding for a proposed $20-billion nuclear plant.
Vermont had not yet decided by afternoon Jan. 20 whether to appeal a U.S. District Court ruling issued the previous day that Vermont cannot force Entergy to shut its Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in March.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s Oct. 8 release of documents related to its FIU bridge collapse investigation raises questions but provides no definitive conclusions about why the partially built structure suddenly crashed to the ground on March 15, 2018, killing six.