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  • 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...
  • San Onofre neighbors no longer felt safe, welcome closure

    San Onofre neighbors no longer felt safe, welcome closure
    While activists praised Friday’s announcement that the San Onofre nuclear power plant would be retired, those who live near the coastal facility expressed mixed emotions about the fate of what has become a familiar landmark and a nagging source of...
  • Electricity market brings choices, deals — and scams

    Electricity market brings choices, deals — and scams
    James Malaro Jr. bought electricity from a company other than his utility for the first time last fall. The deal quickly went bad. The Centreville man hadn't realized it, but the money-saving rate he'd been quoted was variable, not fixed. It more than...
  • Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives

    Researchers: Agencies should be developing next generation of senior executives
    A few years ago, Verron "Ron" Brade led a move to change the way technical employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center move up from doing the work to supervising the workers. Key to preparing the Clarksville resident to lead the effort, he said, was...
  • Constellation nuclear plants to be discussed in public meeting

    Constellation nuclear plants to be discussed in public meeting
    Regulators said Monday that they will hear about the performance of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group power plants next week — including Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland — in a public meeting in Baltimore. Officials from Exelon-owned...
  • Will San Onofre shutdown affect rates?

    Laguna Beach residents will probably have to wait several months to find out whether their electricity rates will change as a result of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station's closure. Southern California Edison has already raised rates and San Diego...
  • Ratepayers should bear part of San Onofre closure cost, utility says

    Ratepayers should bear part of San Onofre closure cost, utility says
    SACRAMENTO — Preparing for months of battle over who should pay the estimated $4.1-billion cost of permanently shutting down the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which closed in June, Southern California Edison has launched a public relations...
  • Nuclear agency violating law at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, court says

    Nuclear agency violating law at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, court says
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is "flouting the law" by not conducting a licensing review of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The ruling was a victory of sorts for those who want the...
  • Nuclear waste can't wait

    Nuclear waste can't wait
    In the 1957 Isaac Asimov short story "Silly Asses," Earthlings are added to a galactic book of planetary races that have reached maturity — defined as those that have developed nuclear capability. But then the keeper of the book learns that atomic...
  • Control rod problem shuts down Calvert Cliffs reactor

    Control rod problem shuts down Calvert Cliffs reactor
    The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland shut down one of its two reactors Thursday after a control rod assembly malfunctioned during testing, federal safety regulators announced. The shutdown occurred without...
  • Edison and contractor are blamed for flaws that shut down San Onofre

    Edison and contractor are blamed for flaws that shut down San Onofre
    Federal regulators said Southern California Edison Co. and a contractor were responsible for design flaws that led to the permanent shutdown of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in June. To the frustration of critics, the Nuclear Regulatory...