Nuclear Energy


  • Proposal to Store Nuclear Waste in New Mexico Advances

    The proposal comes from Holtec International, who is seeking an initial 40-year license for an underground storage facility that could accept and temporarily store used nuclear fuel accruing at reactors across the United States.

  • Diablo Canyon to Close by 2025

    CPUC Votes to Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

    In a unanimous vote Jan. 11, the California Public Utilities Commission approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company's request to retire the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by 2025.

  • Westinghouse Electric Acquired for $4.6 Billion

    "Brookfield's acquisition of Westinghouse reaffirms our position as the leader of the global nuclear industry," Westinghouse President & CEO José Emeterio Gutiérrez said.

  • Georgia Power Vows to Complete Vogtle 3 and 4

    The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the company's recommendation Dec. 21 to complete the first new nuclear units in the United States in 30 years.

  • China Growing Fastest in Nuclear Power Production

    China now has 38 nuclear power reactors in operation and 19 others under construction, IAEA reports.

  • Duke Energy Nuclear Plant Under Increased NRC Oversight

    NRC said in April, an electrical component on a Catawba Unit 2 emergency diesel generator failed during a scheduled test. NRC said its inspectors reviewed the event and determined that the plant staff had failed to adequately develop and adjust preventive maintenance activities using operating experience, maintenance history, and performance records.