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  • Electricity market brings choices, deals — and scams

    Electricity market brings choices, deals — and scams
    James Malaro Jr. bought electricity from a company other than his utility for the first time last fall. The deal quickly went bad. The Centreville man hadn't realized it, but the money-saving rate he'd been quoted was variable, not fixed. It more than...
  • Edison and contractor are blamed for flaws that shut down San Onofre

    Edison and contractor are blamed for flaws that shut down San Onofre
    Federal regulators said Southern California Edison Co. and a contractor were responsible for design flaws that led to the permanent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in June. To the frustration of critics, the Nuclear Regulatory...
  • GAO questions disparities in nuclear plant oversight

    GAO questions disparities in nuclear plant oversight
    A new government report raises questions about the consistency of federal nuclear power plant oversight, noting regional disparities in the frequency with which plants - including Maryland's Calvert Cliffs - have been cited for safety problems or...
  • Control rod problem shuts down Calvert Cliffs reactor

    Control rod problem shuts down Calvert Cliffs reactor
    The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland shut down one of its two reactors Thursday after a control rod assembly malfunctioned during testing, federal safety regulators announced. The shutdown occurred without...
  • SCE Proposes to Start Up San Onofre Nuclear Reactor

    SCE Proposes to Start Up San Onofre Nuclear Reactor
    SAN ONOFRE, Calif. -- Southern California Edison wants to restart a troubled nuclear reactor at its San Onofre plant. The energy giant has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to bring reactor number 2 back online after making repairs to piping at the...
  • Nuclear agency violating law at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, court says

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is "flouting the law" by not conducting a licensing review of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The ruling was a victory of sorts for those who want the...
  • San Onofre: Edison denies it was aware of plant defects

     
    Southern California Edison, the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant, pushed back against two lawmakers who said that the utility company was aware of defects in the plant's replacement steam generators before installing them. Sen....
  • San Onofre design issues probed by regulatory commission

     
    The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday that the agency's office of investigations is probing the "completeness and accuracy" of information Southern California Edison has given the agency about equipment at its troubled San...
  • San Onofre design choices led to nuclear plant shutdown

     
    An executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators. The company made choices in designing support structures...
  • L.A. Now Live: San Onofre nuclear plant's flawed steam generators

     
    A report released Friday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission provides the most detailed picture to date of how a flawed system of new steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power plant was designed. Time staff writer Abby Sewell will......
  • Officials rejected some changes to crippled San Onofre generators

     
    A report on the root causes of problems at the San Onofre nuclear plant shows that officials considered making design changes to the plant’s new steam generators before they were installed but rejected some fixes in part because they would require...