Month: October 2014

Cook Unit 1 begins new 20-year operating license period

Author: Bill Schalk

At midnight on October 25, USA fleet member Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1’s original 40-year operating license ended and the plant began operation under the renewed license granted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2005. The unit is now licensed to operate until 2034. “Welcome to the next generation of safe, reliable and low-cost electricity...

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Salem Unit 1 begins refueling outage

Author: Karen Miller

USA fleet member PSEG Nuclear’s Salem Unit 1 began its 23rd refueling outage Sunday night. PSEG Nuclear employees will be supported by 1,400 contractors during the outage. Together, they will complete more than 22,000 scheduled work activities. High level major work includes replacing various valves, relays, actuators, and seals; and replacing about one third of 193...

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Prairie Island sets record on continuous operations

Author: Lisa Kuehl

USA fleet’s Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant Unit 1 exceeded its previous record breaker-to-breaker run when it began its 29th refueling outage on October 8. The unit had been running for 644 consecutive days since January 2, 2013, the longest run ever of both units at Prairie Island. “An outage-to-outage run like this places us among...

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Energy Northwest Safe Day event receives high praise

Author: Anna Markham

Horns, employee chatter and music echoed the Deschutes parking lot recently as employees and guests participated in the Safe Day Event for USA fleet member Energy Northwest (EN). There were more than 40 informational booths spread throughout the parking lot for the event reinforcing safe practices at work and at home. To support the Safe...

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