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  • Could small nukes be the energy answer?

    Scrambling to shrink their carbon footprints, federal agencies in Hampton Roads and beyond are eyeing a proven yet controversial source of energy: nuclear power. But they’re not pursuing large-scale power plants that tend to evoke the accidents at...
  • O'Malley: Benefits of Exelon-CEG merger go beyond rate credit

    O'Malley: Benefits of Exelon-CEG merger go beyond rate credit
    While Maryland business, labor and environmental groups backed a $1 billion settlement between Gov. Martin O'Malley and Exelon Corp. related to the Chicago company's buyout of Constellation Energy Group, not everyone was satisfied. Merger opponent EDF...
  • Constellation, Exelon settle with Justice Department

    Constellation Energy Group's plans to sell itself to Exelon Corp. cleared a regulatory hurdle Wednesday after the two companies reached a proposed settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement, which requires court approval, calls for...
  • Book calendar events for the week of June 19, 2011

    SUNDAY Ransom Riggs: The author of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" will sign copies of his debut young-adult novel. Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. Free. (818) 556-6660. Bill Sharpsteen: The author of "The Docks"...
  • Surry nuclear reactor back at near capacity

    Surry nuclear reactor back at near capacity
    The second nuclear reactor at Surry Power Station is running near capacity after a two-month shutdown. The reactor, which was shut down when a tornado cut electric service to the power station on April 16, was operating at 94 percent capacity on Monday,...
  • Radioactive tritium leaked at Surry Power Station

    Radioactive tritium leaked at Surry Power Station
    Radioactive tritium used in everything from wristwatches to hydrogen bombs has leaked into groundwater at Virginia’s two commercial nuclear power plants during the past four years. While not known to have reached public water supplies, the leaks...
  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant security faulted

    Federal nuclear safety inspectors found unspecified "security deficiencies" at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland earlier this year, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission disclosed Wednesday. NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said the...
  • Customers protest fund switch by Constellation suitor Exelon

    The dismantling of Exelon Corp.'s Zion Station nuclear power plant near Chicago is setting several remarkable precedents. It's the biggest-ever nuclear decommissioning job in the United States, says Exelon, which is seeking permission to buy...
  • Critic of Constellation deal wants $810 million in incentives

    Critic of Constellation deal wants $810 million in incentives
    A critic of Constellation Energy Group's proposed merger with Chicago-based Exelon Corp. wants the two firms to provide $810 million in incentives to Maryland ratepayers and other stakeholders as part of the power companies' deal. The proposal by Good...
  • Lost nuclear item on Md. base leads to fine

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $3,500 fine on a Virginia company for the temporary loss at the Fort George G. Meade Army Base of a device that contained a small amount of radioactive material. In late 2010, GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc....
  • More nuclear power planned for Florida

    Customers of Florida's two largest power companies will have paid $772 million by the end of 2011 to produce more nuclear power - before any concrete has been poured.     The money has been plowed into planning the expansions. Florida Power & Light has...