callaway nuclear power plant http://kbia.org en Ameren to install $145 million piece in reactor http://kbia.org/post/ameren-install-145-million-piece-reactor <p>Workers at Ameren’s Callaway Energy Center near Fulton will install a new, multi-million dollar piece of equipment later this year.</p><p>Ameren said it’s a nuclear reactor vessel head, which protects important parts of the reactor, and will be installed during a refueling outage in a few months. Barry Cox, Ameren’s Senior Director of Nuclear Operations, said the outage will come around mid-October.</p><p>The piece will replace a 30-year-old vessel head, which has been in use since the reactor opened back in 1984. Ameren said it invested $145 million in the new part.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:58:56 +0000 Collin Ruane 54988 at http://kbia.org Ameren to install $145 million piece in reactor Callaway nuclear plant remains offline http://kbia.org/post/callaway-nuclear-plant-remains-offline <p>The Callaway Energy Center near Fulton remains closed after a small fire in the turbine building.</p><p>Ameren Missouri says that workers have been performing tests and repairing damage from a small fire Friday night. The fire was in the "non-nuclear" power-generation side of the Callaway County nuclear facility. An Ameren spokesman says cables that connect the plant to the electric grid shorted, causing nearby insulation to catch fire.</p><p>An earlier press release said the center is "out of service in accordance with safety protocols and procedures."</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:29:30 +0000 Associated Press & Casey Morell 37893 at http://kbia.org Callaway nuclear plant remains offline Callaway nuclear plant reopens after 50 day closure http://kbia.org/post/callaway-nuclear-plant-reopens-after-50-day-closure <p></p><p>The Callaway Energy Center just outside Fulton is back in service this week after a routine shutdown for refueling and maintenance. The plant was out of commission for 50 days while several new modifications were made in addition to normal inspections and tests.</p><p>Barry Cox, the senior director of nuclear operations for the plant, says the improvements mean it will take a few days for the plant to get back to full capacity. Fri, 31 May 2013 13:13:13 +0000 Anders Aarhus 34639 at http://kbia.org Callaway nuclear plant reopens after 50 day closure NRC freezes nuke licenses until waste issues are addressed http://kbia.org/post/nrc-freezes-nuke-licenses-until-waste-issues-are-addressed The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put a freeze on issuing licenses for new plants and 20-year renewals for existing ones&nbsp;following a ruling by a federal Appeals Court.<p>The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled in June that the practice of allowing nuclear plants to store spent fuel rods on site doesn&rsquo;t meet federal environmental standards.&nbsp; The decision in essence bars the awarding of any new licenses until the industry begins addressing the problem of storing nuclear waste.<p>Today&rsquo;s decision delays action on 19 licenses, including a proposed license extensi Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:14:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19006 at http://kbia.org NRC freezes nuke licenses until waste issues are addressed Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds meetings on Callaway reactor http://kbia.org/post/nuclear-regulatory-commission-holds-meetings-callaway-reactor <p>The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a pair of public meetings Wednesday to get input on the license renewal for the Callaway nuclear reactor.<strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:45:38 +0000 Kyle Deas 10573 at http://kbia.org Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds meetings on Callaway reactor The evolution of frogs http://kbia.org/post/evolution-frogs <p>This week on the show: a former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant. Plus, new research may provide insight into how a species of treefrog evolved.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 02:02:26 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 6950 at http://kbia.org The evolution of frogs Former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant http://kbia.org/post/former-engineer-calls-investigation-callaway-nuclear-plant <p>A former engineer at the Callaway Nuclear Plant is requesting that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, look into possible violations of the operating license at the Callaway plant, owned and operated by Ameren Missouri.</p><p>By Janet Saidi</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:48:03 +0000 Janet Saidi 6949 at http://kbia.org Former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant Investigative Report: Looking Into Callaway Nuclear Power Plant’s “Safety Culture” http://kbia.org/post/investigative-report-looking-callaway-nuclear-power-plant%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Csafety-culture%E2%80%9D <p style="padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232); "><em>Note: The following report was originally released in May 2010.</em></p><p style="padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232); ">Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials and documents describe the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant just south of Fulton, MO as having a safety conscious work environment. However, since 2005, there have been at least 14 documented allegations of discrimination against employees for reporting safety concerns at the Callaway plant, according to commission reports.</p><p style="padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232); ">By Patrick Sweet and Rebecca Townsend</p><p style="padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-top: 6px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, 'sans serif'; background-color: rgb(200, 216, 232); "> Mon, 24 May 2010 05:00:00 +0000 6946 at http://kbia.org Investigative Report: Looking Into Callaway Nuclear Power Plant’s “Safety Culture”