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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant to undergo increased federal scrutiny

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant to undergo increased federal scrutiny
    The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant will face increased regulatory oversight after an August finding that a miscalculation on the operators' part could have led to an unnecessary emergency response to an insignificant radiation leak. The Nuclear...
  • Calvert Cliffs spent fuel storage okayed

    Calvert Cliffs spent fuel storage okayed
    Federal regulators announced Thursday that the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant may continue to keep its spent fuel at the southern Maryland plant for another 40 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed permission for the plant's owner, Exelon...
  • Millstone 3 Nuclear Plant Shut Down For Refueling

    The Millstone 3 nuclear power plant in Waterford has been shut down for refueling, its owner, Dominion Resources Inc., said Monday. The 1,233-megawatt reactor was shut full power early Friday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a report....
  • Regulators Take New Look At Millstone's 'Thermal Plume'

    WATERFORD — Ask a group of local anglers about the best spots to catch fish, and at least one is likely to mention the waters of Niantic Bay near where the Millstone Power Station discharges the water used to cool the plant. The 2.2 billion...
  • NRC: Millstone 3 Can Draw Off LI Sound Till Water Temperature Tops 80 Degrees

    WATERFORD — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday that it has approved a license amendment request for Unit 3 at the Millstone Power Station to increase the temperature limit for cooling water drawn from Long Island Sound from 75 to...
  • Nuclear power doesn't add up [Letter]

    Nuclear power doesn't add up [Letter]
    I read with interest the commentary, "The nuclear option" (Aug. 26), in The Baltimore Sun, and I wanted to comment on just one aspect of this public pitch for nuclear power. The author omitted the fact that Constellation Energy made application to the U....
  • Group files petition to close California's last nuclear plant

    An environmental group filed a petition Tuesday seeking to shut down California's last remaining nuclear power plant until regulators have taken a more extensive look at its ability to withstand an earthquake. The filing by Friends of the Earth came a...
  • 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...
  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant cited for safety issue

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant cited for safety issue
    The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant have been cited for a miscalculation that federal safety inspectors said might have triggered an unnecessary evacuation or other emergency response to an insignificant radiation leak. The Nuclear...
  • No big quake safety concern at California nuclear plant, regulators say

    There is no immediate or significant earthquake safety concern associated with California's last remaining nuclear power plant, federal regulators have decided. A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission file released Wednesday contains the response to a...
  • 'Orange Scar' On Connecticut River

     'Orange Scar' On Connecticut River
    HADDAM — From Alan and Myra Aronow's contemporary home on a bluff above the Connecticut River, you look across the water to lush green hills. Farther down is the broad marshy inlet of Salmon River with Mount Tom rising in the distance.              ...