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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • John Guy Cesare Jr.

    John Guy Cesare Jr.
    John Guy Cesare Jr., a utility engineer who earned degrees in both the nuclear field and theology, served aboard Navy submarines in the Cold War and later volunteered for Baltimore's poor and homeless, died of cancer Jan. 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in...
  • Survey: Federal workers still willing to put in extra effort as job satisfaction drops

    After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States. Developing a...
  • Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal

    Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...
  • Nuclear plant in Arkansas temporarily shut after transformer fire

    Nuclear plant in Arkansas temporarily shut after transformer fire
    A transformer fire at a nuclear power plant in Arkansas has forced the shutdown of one of the two units at the site, utility officials said on Wednesday. There is no date for when the unit will come back online, Mike Bowling, a spokesman for Entergy,...
  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor shuts down after another malfunction

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor shuts down after another malfunction
    A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there Thursday morning, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility. Chicago-based Exelon Corp., which operates...