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  • San Onofre to stay dark

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief made her first visit Monday to the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant since taking office in July, offering assurance that the facility will remain closed until its safety is certain. NRC Chairwoman Allison...
  • Two Events Planned Relating to Palisades Plant

    Two Events Planned Relating to Palisades Plant
    Two different events relating to the Palisades nuclear plant in Covert Township are planned for this week. Wednesday will be a public meeting, held by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. That meeting will address the 2012 safety culture assessment...
  • Peach Bottom outage workers exposed to 'airborne contamination'

    Peach Bottom outage workers exposed to 'airborne contamination'
    About 50 outage workers at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station were exposed to 'airborne contamination' when the reactor head they were dismantling released steam. The steam contained a small but detectable amount of contamination. The contamination was...
  • Connecticut Attorney General Likes What the Feds Are Doing on Nuke Waste

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission - prompted by the federal courts - is now doing a study on the possible environmental problems of long-term storage of tons of spent nuclear fuel at nuke plants around the nation. Connecticut's Attorney General George...
  • UniStar appeals Calvert Cliffs reactor rejection

    UniStar Nuclear Energy has asked the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review the rejection of the French-controlled company's bid to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant. UniStar filed a petition Monday asking for a...
  • Residents speak up on San Onofre

    Residents speak up on San Onofre
    Money and power were on the agenda Thursday afternoon, as dozens of area residents weighed in at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing in Costa Mesa on whether to reopen two troubled units at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and to...
  • Nuclear regulators uphold ruling on Calvert Cliffs reactor project

    Nuclear regulators uphold ruling on Calvert Cliffs reactor project
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission upheld a decision Monday preventing a French company from building a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in southern Maryland, but it offered glimmers of hope for the project's proponents. The...
  • What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?

    What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?
    As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas. It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
  • Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears

    Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears
    Fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors already is being detected thousands of miles away. But scientists who track pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to the United States. Like other...
  • Potassium iodide and Geiger counter sales spike after Japan disaster

    Potassium iodide and Geiger counter sales spike after Japan disaster
    Sales of Geiger counters and potassium iodide supplements that can block some radiation have surged nationwide since Friday, fueled by concerns among some Americans that radiation released from Japanese nuclear plants could spread to the United States....
  • Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say

    Chance of tsunami, 9.0 quake is small in Southern and Central California, easing nuclear plant risks, officials say
    Officials tried to reassure Californians on Monday that the kind of nuclear crisis facing Japan was highly unlikely at the state's two nuclear power plants. Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was...