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TVA to Start First New U.S. Nuclear Plant in Nearly 20 Years

The Tennessee Valley Authority received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to begin operating a reactor in Tennessee. Originally licensed 4 decades ago, the reactor suspended construction until 2007. The plant is expected to begin producing power in 2016....

Let’s Talk About Tomorrow’s Nuclear Energy Opportunity

The Wall Street Journal recently published a special report on the U.S.’s most pressing energy concerns with industry analysts offering differing solutions. One of the issues addressed was how to deal with the country’s used nuclear fuel. In what has been an ongoing...

Nuclear Proven to be Safe during Hurricane Sandy

With Japan's Fukushima disaster still fresh on minds, Hurricane Sandy provided the U.S. a good test against nuclear power facilities and other infrastructure along the highly populated East Coast. Nuclear proved to be the best when tested against the strengths of...

Recycling Spent Nuclear Fuel: An Easy Answer for the U.S.?

The United States does not recycle its used nuclear fuel like Russia, Japan and other European countries, but new advanced drivers are reviving the possibility of recycling the nation’s spent nuclear fuel. According to Andrew Sowder, senior project manager in EPRI’s...

MEI Participates in Nuclear Infrastructure Council Meeting

The Mississippi Energy Institute participated in a Special Workshop on Centralized Spent Fuel Management Approaches hosted by the United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council. The event was a gathering of industry experts and groups from eight states interested in...

Southern Co. Receives Approval of Georgia Nuclear Reactors

Atlanta-based Southern Company received approval for the contstruction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia. These two reactors will join two existing reactors that have been in operation for 25 and 23 years. The new reactors are expected to...