Month: November 2014

Columbia breaks longest run record

Author: Anna Markham

USA fleet member Columbia Generating Station surpassed its all-time best record of 505 continuous days on-line, on November 13 at 1:47 a.m. The current run began after the plant was re-started following Columbia’s 2013 refueling and maintenance outage, which ended June 25, 2013. Columbia’s next refueling outage is scheduled to begin May 9. “This record...

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Elite state police team trains at Fermi

Author: Stephen Tait

The Michigan State Police visited Fermi 2, a Utilities Service Alliance fleet member, to conduct exercises with the plant’s Nuclear Security group. During the activities, the police’s Emergency Support Team — a specialized force that is deployed for extremely difficult or dangerous tasks such as hostage rescue, barricaded gunmen, high risk arrests and others —...

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USA Personnel Sharing hits homerun with Susquehanna & Cook

Author: Susan Downs

One of the Utilities Service Alliance (USA) initiatives providing value to member stations across the country is the Personnel Sharing Agreement. Through this agreement, USA sites are able to supplement their staff during peak work periods such as outages, with experienced, high-performing staff from other sites. The arrangement is beneficial on a variety of fronts,...

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USA Chief Nuclear Officers meet with Japanese counterparts

Author: Digital Lagoon

Chief nuclear officers (CNOs) representing the Utilities Service Alliance (USA) fleet participated in a recent briefing with their Japanese counterparts which included a tour of the U.S. nuclear industry’s new emergency response center in Phoenix and discussions on safety and emergency preparedness. The Japanese visit was scheduled following the fall 2013 visit by United States...

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PSEG Nuclear supports overseas fuel reliability program visit

Author: Joe Delmar

USA fleet member PSEG Nuclear recently participated in an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) fuel reliability program visit to Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The visit was well received thanks to the efforts of PSEG’s Director of Nuclear Fuels Don Notigan who served as a member of the program visit team. “I was extremely impressed with...

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