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Helping out one turtle at a time

Volunteers and retirees from the Brunswick Nuclear Plant took to the beach on Oak Island in North Carolina again this summer to help safeguard one of our most precious yet mysterious creatures – Loggerhead sea turtles. The turtles nest up and down the...
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A sense of wonder leads to ‘coolest’ career

“The first time I thought my job was the coolest, I was doing a tour inside the reactor building,” says Christina McFall, nuclear radiation protection technician at Catawba Nuclear Station. “I thought, ‘No one ever gets to see this. It’s just so cool...
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Capacity factor – it's a measure of reliability

One way the energy industry measures the reliability of power plants is by regularly calculating capacity factors. Capacity factor measures how often a plant is running at maximum power. It’s expressed as a percentage and calculated by dividing the actual unit of electricity output by the maximum possible output. This ratio is important because it indicates how fully a generating unit is used.
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