Does Millstone provide energy “safely, efficiently and with an eye toward our eneryg future”?

May 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Top Story

In response to news reports from Japan about radiation contamination caused by the compromised Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, elected officials on the East End of Long Island are calling for change, the Southampton Patch reports.

Meanwhile, Dominion Nuclear Energy is running ads on National Public Radio’s Connecticut affiliate WNPR that tout the nuclear power plant’s ability to provide clean energy “safely, efficiently and with an eye toward our energy future.”

With the aging Millstone II nuclear power plant in Waterford, Conn. within a 50-mile radius of the East End, local officials are calling on the federal government to extend the current radius for emergency evacuation planning.

Read more here: Lawmakers Lobby for Bigger Evacuation Zone – Southampton, NY Patch.

Critics fear the new tax could get passed on to ratepayers at a cost of $1.50 per month to the average household. Still, the tax would be far smaller for the state’s sole operating nuclear plant – the Millstone Power Station – than a proposal made by the legislature’s energy committee.

Read more here: The Day – State Senate works late on Malloy budget proposal | News from southeastern Connecticut.

U.S. nuclear-power production rose from the lowest level in almost 12 years as Dominion Resources Inc. started the Millstone 2 reactor in Connecticut, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.

Power generation nationwide increased 278 megawatts, or 0.4 percent, from yesterday to 68,945 megawatts, or 68 percent of capacity, according to an NRC report today and data compiled by Bloomberg.

Read more here: U.S. Nuclear Output Rises as Millstone 2 in Connecticut Starts – Bloomberg.

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