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  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor shuts down after another malfunction

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor shuts down after another malfunction
    A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there Thursday morning, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility. Chicago-based Exelon Corp., which operates...
  • Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

    Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals
    Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy. Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms...
  • Reports of smoke lead to partial nuclear plant shutdown

    Reports of smoke lead to partial nuclear plant shutdown
    Reports of smoke inside a nuclear power facility near Moline, Ill., on Wednesday prompted a partial shutdown of the plant and an alert from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, though federal officials said no injuries or abnormal releases of...
  • Nuclear plant safety improves despite lapses, watchdog group says

    Nuclear plant safety improves despite lapses, watchdog group says
    U.S. commercial nuclear power plants had 10 serious incidents in 2013 that could have resulted in damage to nuclear reactors, but the industry's overall safety record improved, the Union of Concerned Scientists said Friday. The Washington-based watchdog...
  • Calvert Cliffs inspection finds no violations

    Calvert Cliffs inspection finds no violations
    Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday. An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors...
  • Amid national uproar, local VA clinics doing OK

    Amid national uproar, local VA clinics doing OK
    This Memorial Day will be marked by remembrances of fallen war heroes, but marred by the growing storm surrounding how ailing veterans are treated on their home soil. The controversy started with allegations that a veterans hospital in Arizona faked...
  • Calvert Cliffs brings nuclear reactor back online

    Calvert Cliffs brings nuclear reactor back online
    The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant restarted its reactor that automatically shut down last week after a malfunction at the Southern Maryland facility. Operator Exelon Corp. said Monday that the Unit 1 reactor returned to full power at 9 a.m. Sunday....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration

    Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration
    If NASA is to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report. But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the...