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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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  • The danger of relying on nuclear power plants

    Norman Meadow's commentary promoting nuclear power over wind energy as a solution to climate change leaves out serious unsolved problems that wind does not present ("Nuclear blows away wind," Feb. 1). Huge piles of highly radioactive waste are sitting...
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Jan. 15 City Council meeting. All council members were present. * PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS The public is allowed to speak on any subject not on the agenda. Speakers generally are limited to three minutes, but the time can be...
  • San Onofre to stay dark

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief made her first visit Monday to the troubled San Onofre nuclear plant since taking office in July, offering assurance that the facility will remain closed until its safety is certain. NRC Chairwoman Allison...
  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear unit restarts

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear unit restarts
    Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland restarted one of its two reactors Thursday after fixing the mechanical problem that caused its shutdown two days earlier, a Constellation spokesman said. Unit 2 reconnected to the regional electric...
  • Edison employees shot 'Star Trek' spoof video at San Onofre

    Southern California Edison managers dressed as "Star Trek" characters shot a spoof video at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The video, obtained and aired by KGTV news in San Diego, was shot in the plant's training simulator in 2010, before...
  • Sen. Boxer presses NRC head on San Onofre's future

    Sen. Boxer presses NRC head on San Onofre's future
    During a renomination hearing before the U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works committee Thursday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) pressed U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane on the agency's plans for the San Onofre nuclear...
  • 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...
  • Calvert Cliffs reactor shut down

    Calvert Cliffs reactor shut down
    One of two reactors at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland was shut down again Tuesday, the second unplanned outage in the past two weeks. Plant operators powered down Unit 2 manually around 5:30 a.m. after a pump that feeds water...
  • Groups continue push for video webcast of San Onofre hearings

    Groups continue push for video webcast of San Onofre hearings
    An initial round of hearings was set to begin Monday in a California Public Utilities Commission investigation of the costs to ratepayers from the San Onofre nuclear plant's ongoing outage. Activists were incensed that a CPUC administrative law judge...