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  • Former inspector urges nuclear regulators to close California plant

    A former federal inspector has urged regulators to shut down California's last nuclear power plant until it can be determined whether the facility can stand up to an earthquake off the Central Coast. Michael Peck, the former senior resident inspector at...
  • The nuclear option [Commentary]

    The nuclear option [Commentary]
    Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
  • Insight - The cost of caring for Europe's elderly nuclear plants

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars. Nuclear power provides about a third of the...
  • South Korea running out of spent nuclear fuel storage space - advisory body

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea needs to quickly find additional space where it can store its spent nuclear fuel because some of its temporary storage capacity will be full by 2016, an independent body that advises the government on nuclear issues said on...
  • U.S. government's nuclear watchdog victim of cyber attacks: report

    U.S. government's nuclear watchdog victim of cyber attacks: report
    BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was "successfully hacked" three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyber attacks at the agency, Nextgov.com reported on Tuesday....
  • Fired nuclear whistle-blower wins reinstatement order

    Fired nuclear whistle-blower wins reinstatement order
    TheĀ U.S. Labor Department ordered the reinstatement of an environmental specialist at the former nuclear weapons complex at Hanford, Wash., saying she had been wrongfully fired. Shelly Doss, an employee of Washington River Protection Solutions, was...
  • Proposed Dominion LNG plant threatens Lusby community [Letter]

    Proposed Dominion LNG plant threatens Lusby community [Letter]
    Last week there was a gas leak on Solomon's Island. The authorities didn't shut down the island and evacuate residents because it was believed driving by the leak could be more harmful that staying put. In nearby Lusby, Dominion has plans to expand...
  • Cove Point zoning exemption overturned

    Cove Point zoning exemption overturned
    A Calvert County circuit judge has overturned the Southern Maryland county's decision to exempt the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas export facility from local zoning regulations. It's not clear, however, whether the decision affects plans for...
  • Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future

    Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
    As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
  • South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety. South Korea...
  • 'Curiosity's Cats' editor recounts Mad Bomber research

    'Curiosity's Cats' editor recounts Mad Bomber research
    "I have let loose enough information in my letters it seems to isolate a grain of sand in a bucket." — From an anonymous letter George Metesky sent to a newspaper in 1956 As editor of "Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research," I had asked...