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  • 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

    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

    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.              ...
  • 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...
  • Andrew Greeley dead: Priest, author, critic was 85

    Andrew Greeley dead: Priest, author, critic was 85
    The Rev. Andrew Greeley, the outspoken Roman Catholic priest, best-selling novelist and sociologist known for his deeply researched academic appraisals and sometimes scathing critiques of his church, died Wednesday night, several years after fracturing...
  • Ex-NRC chief: San Onofre restart plan doesn't instill confidence

    Ex-NRC chief: San Onofre restart plan doesn't instill confidence
    The former head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Southern California Edison’s plan to restart the darkened San Onofre nuclear plant at reduced power for safety reasons is "not one that instills tremendous confidence in me." Gregory...
  • Upgraded vent systems ordered for 31 nuclear reactors, including two at Peach Bottom

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it has ordered a venting upgrade for nearly a third of the reactors in the country, including ones at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station just north of Harford County. Peach Bottom, in Delta, Pa.,...
  • Activists praise San Onofre closure, but 1,100 layoffs expected

    Activists praise San Onofre closure, but 1,100 layoffs expected
    Anti-nuclear activists and Sen. Barbara Boxer celebrated Southern California Edison's announcement Friday that the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant will be permanently retired. The coastal plant near San Clemente once supplied power to about 1.4...