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    • Wed, Jul 31 2019

    Clean Air Credit Bill Passes In Ohio

    A new law in Ohio, the Ohio Clean Air Program, would temporarily provide over $150 million per year to the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant near Toledo and the Perry nuclear plant near Cleveland, potentially saving them from early closure.
    • Fri, Mar 22 2019

    At Vogtle: $1.67B Loan Guarantees And Unit 3 Milestone

    Dignitaries at the Plant Vogtle expansion project, including U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, celebrated the closing of approximately $1.67 billion in additional Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees to be applied to the project and watched the top of the containment vessel for Unit 3 hoisted into place.
    • Wed, Mar 20 2019

    NuScale Signs MOU For SMR Development In Romania

    U.S. small nuclear plant developer NuScale Power said Tuesday it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN SA), a Romanian energy company, aimed at evaluating potential development of small nuclear reactor technology for Romania.
    • Tue, Mar 5 2019

    DOE Launches Versatile Test Reactor Project

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has announced the launch of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Versatile Fast Neutron Source, which the DOE calls one of the key projects under the Innovation Capabilities Act of 2017.
    • Tue, Jun 5 2018

    Draft Memo Fuels Debate On Federal Intervention For Nuclear And Coal

    A draft memo circulated by the Trump administration that was made public by Bloomberg News has reinvigorated the national debate on energy security with its immediate focus the coal and nuclear power industries both of which are warning policymakers that dependence on renewable power sources could contribute to grid insecurity.
    • Wed, Apr 18 2018

    Perry Affirms U.S. And Westinghouse Commitment In India

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry in a trip to India this week said that Westinghouse Electric Company was preparing to emerge from bankruptcy and that its financial restructuring would not interfere with the company's ability to supply support and service for six future reactors in India.
    • Mon, Apr 16 2018

    Losses "Severe" With Plant Closings, Says Brattle Group

    A research firm, The Brattle Group, said Monday that closing four nuclear power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania would have “severe environmental and economic impacts,” naming plants owned and operated by FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company and Exelon Generation that are on the chopping block due to market forces that have made them unprofitable.
    • Mon, Jan 29 2018

    FirstEnergy Warns Of Three Plant Closures

    Three nuclear power plants are headed for an early shut down due to financial concerns, said FirstEnergy on Friday, calling attention to the plight of the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, Ohio, the Perry plant near Cleveland and the Beaver Valley plant close to Pittsburgh, Pa.
    • Fri, Jun 23 2017

    DOE's Perry Calls Yucca Mountain A "Moral Obligation"

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry this week told committees in the House and Senate that reviving Yucca Mountain's application as a federal repository for nuclear waste was a “moral obligation" to the public.
    • Tue, Mar 1 2016

    NRC Investigates Two Hiccups At Perry NPP

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Monday it had launched a special investigation into two recent events at the Perry Nuclear Plant involving a manual shut down on Feb. 8 and a temporary loss of power on Feb. 11, while the reactor was shut down.
    • Fri, Feb 5 2016

    Football Supporter FirstEnergy Hires GEH For Perry NPP Services

    FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company has contracted GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy for outage services for the Perry Nuclear Power Plant 35 miles northeast of Cleveland, Ohio. FirstEnergy, meanwhile, is thinking football in anticipation of a 30-second ad to be aired Super Bowl Sunday that tells the story of a youth football team's new facility in Cleveland.
    • Tue, Apr 28 2015

    Perry NPP Hits Restart With New Fuel

    The Perry nuclear power plant, 35 miles north of Cleveland, Ohio, has been restarted with the new fuel type that operators expect will mean mean fewer rod replacements in future refueling outages. By Monday morning, the plant was up to 96 percent power, local media reported. During the refueling shutdown...
    • Fri, Apr 3 2015

    Perry NPP Given Green Light For GNF2 Fuel

    Perry Nuclear Power Station operator FirstEnergy can go ahead with plans to use the hotter GNF2 fuel made by Global Nuclear Fuel, federal regulators said. In a letter dated 27 March 2015, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the fuel which has already been adopted by most reactors similar to...
    • Tue, Oct 28 2014

    Perry Plant Restarted After Week Long Shutdown

    The Perry nuclear power plant in North Perry, Ohio, was restarted Monday at noon after a week long shutdown, the Plain Dealer reported. The 1,260MW plant shut down a week ago during a routine maintenance operation in which engineers were switching feedwater pumps from one electrical circuit to another...
    • Fri, Apr 4 2014

    Perry Nuclear Plant Evacuates Building After Refrigerant Leak

    The Perry nuclear plant in Ohio issued an unusual event declaration Wednesday in response to a gas leak in an auxiliary building. According to a report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Trichloroethylene leaked in the off-gas building at about 2 p.m. The building's basement and ground...
    • Fri, Aug 9 2013

    Day & Zimmermann Granted Multi-Year Contract Renewal with First Energy Nuclear

    Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing, and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, announced today its Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group signed a multi-year contract renewal...
    • Tue, Jun 18 2013

    Small Leak Prompts Shutdown of Perry Nuclear Plant

    A coolant leak shut down an Ohio reactor last weekend, one month after an earlier refueling outage.
    • Mon, May 6 2013

    Goldfish Prank Prompts Investigation at Perry Nuclear Plant

    Someone managed to sneak two goldfish into a secure area of the Perry Nuclear Plant, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday, but neither FirstEnergy nor the Nuclear Regulatory Commission found it very funny.
    • Thu, Jun 30 2011

    Boaters Rescued Near Perry Nuclear Plant

    The U.S. Coast Guard pulled three Ohio men from Lake Erie Tuesday after their disabled boat was pushed into a breakwater near the Perry nuclear plant. A Coast Guard news release cited by the News Herald newspaper said a rescue boat found the men just after 3 p.m. By that point, waves were pounding their disabled 28-foot boat into the rocks near the plant, located 35 miles northeast of Cleveland.
    • Thu, Jun 16 2011

    FirstEnergy Starts Work on New Emergency Center for Perry Nuclear Plant

    Construction began Wednesday on a new 12,000-square-foot emergency operations center at Ohio's Perry nuclear plant. FirstEnergy is building the center to locate emergency facilities for maintaining public health and safety in the event of a plant emergency. According to a FirstEnergy release, it will include state-of-the-art environmental monitoring and communications equipment. The center also will...
    • Wed, Jan 19 2011

    Peter P. Sena Promoted to President and COO of FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company

    Peter P. Sena has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. Sena, who is currently senior vice president, FENOC Operations, will assume his new position following completion of the proposed merger of FirstEnergy and Allegheny Energy. FENOC operates the Beaver Valley Power Station in Shippingport, Pa.,...
    • Tue, Feb 9 2010

    NRC Appoints New Resident Inspector At Perry Nuclear Power Plant

    Hartman joined the NRC in Region III as a reactor engineer in 2009, he graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s of science degree in nuclear engineering - By Chris Smith - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has selected Thomas Hartman as the new Resident Inspector at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio, roughly 35 miles northeast of Cleveland.