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Jul 23, 2014, 10:35 ET
New steam generators approach the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant (PRNewsFoto/Nuclear Energy Institute)

Nuclear Energy Beats the Heat in Summer

For much of America, the middle of summer means an always-on status for air conditioners. Yet that soothing flow of cool air is something we...

Oct 30, 2012, 14:14 ET

Nuclear Energy Facilities Prove Resilience During Hurricane Sandy

 Thirty-four nuclear energy facilities in the path of Hurricane Sandy have responded well and safely to this powerful storm, demonstrating...

Jul 12, 2012, 12:59 ET

Groups: Japanese Report on Fukushima Reactor Disaster is "Real Wake Up" Call For Sleeping U.S. Regulators

Troubling Parallels Seen:  The "U.S. Has the Same Colluding System Between Industry, Regulators and Government"  The same...

Jun 01, 2012, 15:49 ET

Court of Appeals Rebukes DOE on Nuclear Waste Fund Fee

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Energy (DOE) failed to justify continued payments by...

Apr 10, 2012, 15:24 ET

NEI: U.S. Nuclear Industry Posted Strong Safety Performance in 2011, WANO Results Show

   U.S. nuclear energy facilities in 2011 recorded the lowest number of unplanned shutdowns in more than a decade and achieved...

Dec 22, 2011, 12:18 ET

Nuclear Energy Institute Congratulates Westinghouse on Approval of AP1000® Design

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced today that it has certified the design of Westinghouse Electric Co.'s AP1000 reactor. The...

Nov 11, 2011, 12:01 ET

INPO Compiles Timeline of Fukushima Events After Japan Earthquake, Tsunami

  Four-Day Chronology Provides Common Baseline of Facts To Inform Response Activities by U.S. Industry, Government  The...

Oct 03, 2011, 12:18 ET

Americans' Support for Nuclear Energy Holds at Majority Level 6 Months After Japan Accident

Six months after the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan, solid majorities of Americans still view nuclear energy favorably, still support the...

Aug 28, 2011, 16:19 ET

Impact of Hurricane Irene on U.S. Nuclear Energy Facilities

U.S. nuclear energy facilities have a long history of successfully and safely responding to natural challenges. See...

Aug 23, 2011, 17:12 ET

Nuclear Energy Institute Comments on Today's Virginia-Centered Earthquake

The Nuclear Energy Institute's senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, Tony Pietrangelo, made the following comments today about the...

Jul 29, 2011, 14:21 ET

NEI Executive Tells Wall Street U.S. Plants Are Safe; New Build, Relicensing Continues

The leader of America's commercial nuclear energy industry, Marvin Fertel, addressed Wall Street analysts in New York this week to offer an update...

Jun 27, 2011, 15:31 ET

Eight of 10 Residents Near U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Favor Use of Nuclear Energy

83 Percent Give Them High Safety Rating Eighty percent of residents living near nuclear energy facilities favor the use of nuclear energy as one...

Jun 21, 2011, 18:32 ET

Nuclear Energy Institute Criticizes Shoddy AP Reporting on U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Safety

The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the Associated Press today for selective, misleading reporting in a series of new articles on U.S. nuclear...

Jun 09, 2011, 17:37 ET

U.S. Nuclear Industry Unveils New Structure to Integrate Response to Fukushima Accident

The U.S. nuclear energy industry announced today that it has created a leadership structure among major electric sector organizations to integrate...

May 10, 2011, 12:01 ET

Lessons Learned from Japan Will Guide Nuclear Energy Industry Safety Improvements

The U.S. nuclear energy industry operates at high levels of safety that are being enhanced through early lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi...

Apr 21, 2011, 13:59 ET

U.S. Nuclear Energy Industry Operated at High Levels of Safety in 2010, WANO Results Show

New evidence of the safe, reliable operating performance that has made nuclear energy a proven provider of low-cost electricity for American...

Mar 30, 2011, 11:39 ET

U.S. Nuclear Industry Will Learn Lessons From Fukushima, Industry Executive Testifies

The U.S. nuclear energy industry will learn important lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident and "identify additional steps we can and will...

Feb 17, 2011, 14:56 ET

Public Opinion Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Clean-Energy Loan Guarantees

By a four-to-one margin, an overwhelming majority of Americans support the use of federal loan guarantees to encourage investment in the...

Feb 10, 2011, 10:32 ET

NEI Tells Wall Street Analysts of Reliable 2010 Performance, New Reactor Progress in 3 States

Buoyed by near-record levels of reliability and electricity production in 2010 and progress on construction of new nuclear power plants in three...

Jul 09, 2010, 17:24 ET

As Eastern U.S. Sizzles, U.S. Nuclear Plants Operate at Exceptional Levels to Stabilize Grid

As the Eastern United States suffered through record-breaking triple-digit temperatures threatening brownouts and blackouts, the nation's nuclear...