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  • Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Northern California

    Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Northern California
    A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Northern California on Thursday night and was felt across a large area, according to officials. The quake was occurred around 8:47 p.m., and its epicenter was 27 miles southwest of Susanville and seven miles west...
  • Aftershocks shake Northern California after 5.7 earthquake

    Aftershocks shake Northern California after 5.7 earthquake
    More than a dozen aftershocks were reported Thursday night following a 5.7 earthquake about 150 miles northeast of Sacramento, officials said. The initial quake hit about 8:47 p.m.; its epicenter was about 27 miles southwest of Susanville and seven...
  • Environmental group requests hearing process on San Onofre restart

    Environmental group requests hearing process on San Onofre restart
    An environmental group filed a motion Friday asking federal regulators to set up trial-like public hearings before deciding on a proposal by Southern California Edison to restart its troubled San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant has been out of service...
  • Some state workers called back, others sent home because of shutdown

    Some state workers called back, others sent home because of shutdown
    Some Illinois workers told to stay home were called back to their jobs Wednesday, while others began preparing for furloughs, highlighting the ongoing uncertainty caused by the partial shutdown of the federal government. Several dozen state workers...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Boxer suggests Edison 'misled' public on San Onofre plant

    Sen. Boxer suggests Edison 'misled' public on San Onofre plant
    A letter sent by a Southern California Edison executive in 2004 shows the company was concerned about the possibility of design flaws in replacement steam generators manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that could lead to the type of "disastrous"...
  • 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

    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...
  • San Onofre nuclear plant closure tied to finances

    San Onofre nuclear plant closure tied to finances
    The fate of the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant was apparently sealed last month when it became clear that a potential lengthy series of hearings would likely have to be held before the coastal facility could be powered back up. The plant, which...