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  • U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

    U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
    As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-...
  • Skepticism on power companies well-earned [Editorial]

    Skepticism on power companies well-earned [Editorial]
    Like it or not, a new generation of electric meters is on its way to Harford County. BGE has called the new devices smart meters, a name that appears to have been coined to capitalize on the popularity of smart phones, even as that tactic appears to...
  • BGE parent company to acquire D.C.-based Pepco

    BGE parent company to acquire D.C.-based Pepco
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s parent struck a $6.9 billion deal Wednesday to acquire Pepco Holdings Inc., 16 years after BGE walked away from a protracted effort to buy its southern neighbor. Chicago-based Exelon Corp.'s purchase of Pepco Holdings...
  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor shuts down after another malfunction

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor shuts down after another malfunction
    A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there Thursday morning, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility. Chicago-based Exelon Corp., which operates...
  • Calvert Cliffs brings nuclear reactor back online

    Calvert Cliffs brings nuclear reactor back online
    The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant restarted its reactor that automatically shut down last week after a malfunction at the Southern Maryland facility. Operator Exelon Corp. said Monday that the Unit 1 reactor returned to full power at 9 a.m. Sunday....
  • Letters: The environment and the GOP

    Re “Obama's Keystone trap,” Opinion, April 22 Jonah Goldberg has a point. On one side there are the global warming deniers; on the other are the hard-line environmental activists. One side refuses to accept there is a problem; the other...
  • Stolen radioactive material recovered, thieves exposed

    Stolen radioactive material recovered, thieves exposed
    VIENNA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country's national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said on...
  • Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says

    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped, study says
    Illegal use of drugs among American workers has dropped sharply in the last 25 years, according to a new study. The percentage of the U.S. workforce testing positive for drugs such as cocaine and marijuana dropped to 3.5% last year, from 13.6% in 1988,...
  • Nautilus, World's First Nuclear Sub, A Star At 60

    Nautilus, World's First Nuclear Sub, A Star At 60
    One of the proudest moments in state history occurred 60 years ago Tuesday, when the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, slid into the Thames River at Groton. The christening, by first lady Mamie Eisenhower, on Jan. 21, 1954,...
  • NYC building collapse subject of federal probe

     NYC building collapse subject of federal probe
    Federal safety authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing eight people and injuring dozens of others. The still-smoldering rubble...
  • Harold Agnew dies at 92; physicist helped develop atom bomb

    Harold Agnew, a leading figure of the nuclear age who helped design the first atomic bomb as a member of the Manhattan Project, led efforts after World War II to make the weapons more secure and championed the development of nuclear power during a...