IAEA conference tackles cyber-security in nuclear realm

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conducted the International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World last week at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, to analyze and discuss the growing role that cyber security has in nuclear security. “Computer security and nuclear security must be a continual and holistic process, but it does not need to be a solitary process,” Conference President Jazi Eko Istiyanto said. Read More »

Energy Department awards $60 million to 68 promising nuclear projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said last week that it has awarded more than $60 million to 68 nuclear projects from across the country that have the potential to create scientific breakthroughs that strengthen the nation’s energy security and cut harmful greenhouse-gas emissions. DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz said he remains convinced that nuclear energy will continue to be an important part of the nation’s energy portfolio. Read More »

FirstEnergy does preventive maintenance on plants for summer

FirstEnergy Corp. said on Monday that comprehensive preventive maintenance work has been completed on its coal, nuclear and natural gas generation stations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to ensure smooth summer operations. The tasks included inspecting and making necessary repairs on ventilation and cooling systems for the warmer-weather months. Treatments against algae and other organisms in cooling towers also have been used. Read More »