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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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  • NRC falls short on Peach Bottom upgrade

    Peach Bottom has two of the 31 Mark and Mark 2 reactors that are being required to upgrade their venting system in case of a severe accident ("Peach Bottom reactors to get venting upgrade," June 7). What Sun reporter Jamie Smith Hopkins leaves out is that...
  • 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...
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Jan. 15 City Council meeting. All council members were present. * PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS The public is allowed to speak on any subject not on the agenda. Speakers generally are limited to three minutes, but the time can be...
  • 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...
  • Cost for troubled San Onofre plant? $400 million and growing

    The parent company of Southern California Edison, operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant, reported Tuesday that the costs of the yearlong outage at the plant had ballooned to more than $400 million as of the end of 2012. The hefty price tag...
  • Officials rejected some changes to crippled San Onofre generators

    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...
  • 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...
  • Nuclear commission pushes back decision on San Onofre

    Nuclear commission pushes back decision on San Onofre
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has pushed back the date when it could make a decision on the fate of the San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant has been shut down for nearly a year because of issues with unusual wear on its steam generator tubes,...
  • Nuclear blows away wind

    Nuclear blows away wind
    The primary motivation among environmentalists for developing wind energy is legitimate concern about the effects of climate change. Wind is alleged to provide important relief from the emission of carbon dioxide from electricity production. But without...
  • The danger of relying on nuclear power plants

    Norman Meadow's commentary promoting nuclear power over wind energy as a solution to climate change leaves out serious unsolved problems that wind does not present ("Nuclear blows away wind," Feb. 1). Huge piles of highly radioactive waste are sitting...
  • Nuclear power is far from safe or carbon-free

    I became frightened when I read the commentary by Norman Meadow ("Nuclear blows away wind," Feb. 1). I wanted to say so much, but my thoughts were running way beyond the commentary. Just one example: The reactor at Chernobyl still contains enough...