Negotiators for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature’s Democratic majority concluded negotiations Friday evening on the brink of a deal for the next two-year state budget, sources said. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story from attorney Keith M. Phaneuf and The CT Mirror.
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Conn. OKs expanded waste storage capacity at Millstone nuclear plant Conn. approves new waste storage at nuclear plantMay 3rd, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
State officials authorized the Millstone nuclear plant on Thursday to significantly expand nuclear waste storage capacity over the next 30 years.
While there are significant differences between the Millstone Power Station and the Wisconsin nuclear plant slated to shut down on Tuesday, the reasons behind the decision nonetheless are being noted by those interested in ensuring Millstone has a strong future. Dominion, the company that owns both Millstone and the Kewaunee plant in Carlton Township, Wis.,
A recent move by the General Assembly’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee has put an electricity generation tax on the path to extinction, but one of the tax’s most vocal opponents remains on guard. For more on this story, visit: Millstone sees energy tax trickling down – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.
The Connecticut Siting Council has tentatively approved Dominion’s request to expand its dry cask storage of nuclear waste on the site of Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford.
With the 40-year trend of warming water temperatures in Long Island Sound showing no signs of abating, Millstone owner Dominion is preparing over the next two months to ask the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow it to adapt its nuclear power plants to the new normal. For more on this story, visit: The Day –
A senior reactor operator at the Millstone Power Station tested positive for alcohol near the beginning of his shift last night and was immediately suspended. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Millstone reactor operator positive for alcohol | News from southeastern Connecticut.
The Millstone Power Station operated safely in 2012, protecting the public and the environment from possible risks associated with the two working nuclear power plants at the site, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission official said Tuesday. For more on this story, visit: The Day – NRC official says 2012 a safe year at Millstone | News
Connecticut’s nuclear plant is preparing to ask federal regulators for permission to use water that’s even warmer than the temperature that forced it to shut a unit last August. Regulators were cool to at least two other suggestions by Millstone Power Station in Waterford to operate with rising water temperatures, according to emails among Nuclear
An Oct. 29 inspection of Millstone Power Station’s preparations before Superstorm Sandy revealed there was no gauge in place to determine when floodwaters reached a critical level, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Wednesday. For more on this story, visit: The Day – NRC finds two new problems at Millstone | News from southeastern Connecticut.
Millstone Nuclear Power Station owner Dominion Resources Inc. today signed an agreement with the Connecticut Department of Labor certifying two apprenticeship programs at Millstone, paving the way for military veterans participating in the training to apply for federal GI Bill benefits. For more on this story, visit: Millstone gets certifications enabling trainees to use GI
The Millstone Power Station violated safety requirements by not having adequate documentation in place for the steps that plant staff would follow during an emergency to test the radioactivity level of coolant water. For more on this story, visit: The Day – NRC says Millstone violated safety requirements | News from southeastern Connecticut.
The Millstone Power Station in Waterford, located on Long Island Sound, is closely monitoring the storm and has been installing flood barriers around the plant in case the storm surge is higher than anticipated, Ken Holt, spokesman for Millstone owner Dominion, said Sunday. The Unit 2 nuclear reactor at the plant is shut down for
Operations managers at Millstone Power Station, the state’s nuclear power plant, were monitoring Hurricane Sandy on Friday, aiming to determine what emergency procedures need to take place in coming days and whether they need to shut down the plant’s one active reactor.
(AP) Federal regulators are launching a pilot study of cancer risks in populations around six nuclear power plants in the United States, including the Millstone Power Station and decommissioned Haddam Neck site in southeastern Connecticut. For more on this story, visit: Cancer risks studied near 2 Conn. nuclear plants – Times Union.
East Lyme Board of Selectmen’s letter asking for action on the issue of long term nuclear waste disposal arrives on the desks of the Connecticut delegation today.
Pete Lang is one of 15 current mentors from Millstone who come in once a week for an hour and meet with a Waterford student during the student’s lunch and recess break. Waterford elementary school principals Pat Fedor and Nancy Macione both praised the program, which is run by the Waterford Youth Services Bureau. For
Waterford – Unit 2 at the Millstone Power Station returned to full operations on Saturday, after a 12-day shutdown due to high water temperatures in Long Island Sound. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Millstone’s Unit 2 back in operation | News from southeastern Connecticut.
Connecticut’s nuclear power plant shut one of two units on Sunday because seawater used to cool down the plant is too warm. Unit 2 of Millstone Power Station has occasionally shut for maintenance or other issues, but in its 37-year history it has never gone down due to excessively warm water, spokesman Ken Holt said
Millstone Power Station owner Dominion plans to expand its nuclear waste storage capacity more than sevenfold at the 520-acre site of its three nuclear power plants.