NRC names new resident inspector for Pennsylvania nuclear plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Tuesday that it has named Matthew Fannon as the new resident inspector for the nuclear power plant in Limerick, Pennsylvania.Fannon holds a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee. Prior to being selected as a resident inspector, Fannon served as a reactor engineer in the Region I Division of Reactor Projects and previously served in the U.S. Navy's nuclear propulsion program. Read More »

NRC names new deputy regional construction chief in Atlanta office

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on Tuesday that Laura Dudes has been named the new deputy regional administrator of construction for the Region II office in Atlanta. In this position, she will oversee NRC inspection and licensed construction-site activity on a national scale. Dudes holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. Read More »

OPPD awards CB&I $75 million plant-services contract

CB&I said on Monday that Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) awarded it a $75 million contract to handle maintenance, modifications and supplemental labor at the utility's fossil-fuel and nuclear plants in Nebraska."This contract underscores CB&I's expertise and capabilities in power maintenance," Chip Ray, president of CB&I's Capital Services operating group, said. "CB&I is committed to working with Omaha Public Power District to ensure the highest levels of performance, quality and safety." Read More »

NEI study finds nuclear-education program helps grads find jobs

A recent study by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) indicated that the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP) is leading to more graduates finding employment after schooling, the NEI said late last week. The NUCP is a partnership between the NEI and several two-year colleges and universities that unifies education in six disciplines related to nuclear energy. Read More »