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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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  • Hearing set on cooling system at FPL's Turkey Point nuclear plant

    Hearing set on cooling system at FPL's Turkey Point nuclear plant
    A citizens group is challenging approvals granted to Florida Power & Light Co. that raise the limit on water temperature in the canals that help cool FPL's Turkey Point nuclear plant in South Florida. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hear oral...
  • Leak at PPL nuke plant

    A water leak forced the shutdown of PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant Unit 1 early Saturday morning. PPL Susquehanna, a subsidiary of PPL Corp. in Allentown, described the problem in a press release as "a small water leak inside the containment...
  • Feds sign off on PPL's Talen spinoff, with conditions

    Feds sign off on PPL's Talen spinoff, with conditions
    Federal regulators granted conditional approval Thursday to PPL Corp.'s plan to spin off its power plants and energy-marketing business and combine it with New York-based power generator Riverstone Holdings, to form a new entity called Talen Energy....
  • Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel

    Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel
    The Laguna Beach City Council is demanding that the federal government remove nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station — first to a temporary location until a permanent spot is identified. The council approved a resolution...
  • Mailbag: Where have all the news racks gone?

    There is a mysterious campaign going on against our local newspapers. They keep disappearing. We were surprised and disappointed to see that local newspapers are no longer available in the space between Anastasia and the Flea Market on Ocean Avenue. A...
  • Laguna group wants San Onofre nuclear fuel rods moved faster

    Laguna group wants San Onofre nuclear fuel rods moved faster
    A group of Laguna Beach residents wants the federal government to fast-track a plan to remove used fuel rods from the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The current plan would clean up the last remaining fuel about 35 years from now....
  • Exelon seeks OK to operate LaSalle nuclear plant until 2040s

     Exelon seeks OK to operate LaSalle nuclear plant until 2040s
    Exelon Corp. is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow it to operate its LaSalle County nuclear plant until the 2040s. The company's filing Tuesday with the commission sets off a two-year process that will determine if the plant can safely...
  • Laguna Beach residents criticize San Onofre cleanup

    Laguna Beach residents criticize San Onofre cleanup
    Saying that they don't want to spend decades living near nuclear waste, a group of Laguna Beach residents want the federal government to speed up its plan to remove spent fuel rods from the closed San Onofre nuclear facility. As it stands, it will be 35...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Harry Reid vs Yucca Mountain

    Harry Reid vs Yucca Mountain
    In 2010, President Barack Obama scrapped plans to turn Yucca Mountain into a nuclear waste repository, generally citing safety concerns. In truth, the president had Harry Reid concerns. The Senate majority leader from Nevada didn't want the nation's...