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Entergy shuttering Vermont’s only nuclear plant

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s only nuclear power plant will shut down by the end of next year, ending a nasty legal battle over the future of the 4-decade-old plant, Entergy Corp. announced today. The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and will begin being decommissioned in […] [...]

Energy group pushing for used nuclear fuel storage facility

JACKSON — A nonprofit group tied to energy businesses says Mississippi should consider becoming a storage place for used nuclear fuel. Representatives of the Mississippi Energy Institute will meet tomorrow at the state Capitol with the Senate Economic Development Committee. After that, they’ll have a closed-door meeting at the Old Capitol Inn with business people […] [...]

OIG finds missed audits at TVA’s nuclear plant

KNOXVILLE — A report by the Tennessee Valley Authority’s inspector general says the federal utility missed quality assurance audits at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel the Office of Inspector General said no audits were done on commercial-grade materials being used to build Unit 2 at the power plant in […] [...]

Entergy in court in Vermont over nuclear plant

JACKSON — The question of whether Vermont’s only nuclear plant can continue operating without the approval of state regulators goes before a federal appeals court today in a dispute that has gained increasing attention nationally about the boundaries of federal authority over a controversial power source. Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. brought the issue to court. […] [...]

Utility, security guards hammer out deal ending lockout

PORT GIBSON — Union security guards have voted to ratify a three-year contract with Entergy Corp., ending a nearly seven-week lockout. Entergy locked the guards out from its Grand Gulf nuclear plant on Sept. 30 after the previous contract expired. The guards are represented by the United Government Security Officers of America Local 36. The […] [...]

Entergy Nuclear locks out security workers at nuke plant

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Entergy Nuclear has locked out union security workers at its nuclear plant near Port Gibson after contract negotiations with the United Government Security Officers of America Local 36 failed. The current contract with plant security officers expired at midnight Sunday. Mike Balduzzi, Entergy Nuclear’s senior vice president of nuclear technical services, said […] [...]

Entergy: Grand Gulf license renewal remains on track

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Entergy Nuclear officials say the license renewal for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant in Claiborne County remains on track. Grand Gulf’s license expires in 2024, and an application to extend it an additional 20 years is expected to be finalized by September 2013. On June 8, the U.S. Court of Appeals […] [...]

TVA revises of cost of nuclear plant construction to $4.5B

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority says the revised total cost to complete Unit 2 at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City, Tenn., is up to $4.5 billion. The earlier estimate in 2007 had been $2.49 billion. The federal utility, in a statement yesterday, blamed the increase on poor previous estimates and that […] [...]

Entergy Nuclear applying for license renewal for Grand Gulf

PORT GIBSON  — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has opened a public comment period on Grand Gulf Nuclear Station’s license to operate for another 20 years. The Vicksburg Post reports the NRC is in the middle of a 22-month review of the renewal application. Entergy Nuclear filed the application last November. That started a multistep process […] [...]

Young named VP

Terry Young has been named vice president of nuclear communications for Entergy Corporation. Formerly director of generation communications for Arizona Public Service Company, Young leads the nuclear communications function for the nation’s second largest nuclear energy fleet from its nuclear headquarters in Jackson. Communications professionals at Entergy’s nuclear facilities in seven states as well as […] [...]

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