Posts Tagged ‘ Millstone ’

Millstone preparing for ‘hostile action’ emergency drill

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

Called a “Hostile Action-based Emergency Exercise,” its purpose is to test the ability of the plant and local and state officials to respond to actions involving violent force on the plant that might come from land, air or water, said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the NRC. Do you like this post? Can you forward it

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Unit 2 at Millstone partially shut down Thursday

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Operators at the Millstone Power Station partially shut down Unit 2 on Thursday after a battery used to power emergency safety equipment was found to be not working. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Unit 2 at Millstone partially shut down Thursday | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Millstone Unit 2 back in service; Unit 3 pump still under scrutiny

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

After an unplanned shutdown lasting less than 48 hours, Unit 2 at the Millstone Power Station began producing power again Feb. 1, and no issues of concern were identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the shutdown or the restart. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Millstone Unit 2 back in service;

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NRC starts special inspection at unit 3 of Millstone nuclear power plant

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a Special Inspection at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant to further review repetitive problems involving a pump that is part of a reactor safety system. The inspection will get under way today (Feb. 3) at the plant, which is located in Waterford, Conn., and operated by Dominion

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Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

One of the two nuclear reactors at the Millstone Power Station has been shut down due to an issue with the electrical supply for a water pressurizer. For more on this story, visit: Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT.

Millstone plans to move emergency operations facility to Norwich

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

Construction on the $10 million site is expected to take less than a year pending city approval, and the 24 Stott Ave. center should be fully operational by the end of 2014.

NRC commissions study of cancer risk among populations near nuclear facilities

Sep 24th, 2013 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioned the study to determine whether to extend the study to other nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities.

As ruling looms, sides form in cooling towers debate

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By

A much-anticipated decision due Nov. 4 from the Environmental Protection Agency is not expected to settle whether the Millstone Power Station ultimately must construct cooling towers, massive concrete structures that environmental groups say would reduce the destruction of fish and other harm to the Long Island Sound ecosystem, but that others warn pose their own

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Millstone Power Station unit shut down in malfunction

Aug 12th, 2013 | By
A tax on Millstone drew opposition from Democratic legislators.

Connecticut’s only nuclear power plant shut down one its operating units because a malfunction caused a drop in the level of water used to cool the reactor core, officials said.

NRC accepts Millstone application

Aug 1st, 2013 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station’s application to amend its license to allow it to use higher temperature intake water than its current permit allows has been accepted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC said Tuesday that it will begin a detailed technical review of the request to change its temperature limit from 75 to 80

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Early Shutdown Seen for U.S. Nuclear Reactors Amid Lower Demand

Jul 18th, 2013 | By
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

A handful of U.S. nuclear reactors are at risk for early retirement as aging plants face higher costs, lower demand and a drop in prices for natural gas, a competing fuel, according to a Vermont Law School report.

NRC seeks data on running Connecticut reactors in warmer water

Jun 29th, 2013 | By

U.S. nuclear regulators asked Dominion Resources for more information about the company’s plan to continue running the Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut when water in the Long Island Sound is warmer than the plant’s current permit allows. Dominion in May submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeking a change in the

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Compromise on power plant tax brings officials to brink of budget deal

May 31st, 2013 | By
A tax on Millstone drew opposition from Democratic legislators.

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.

Conn. OKs expanded waste storage capacity at Millstone nuclear plant Conn. approves new waste storage at nuclear plant

May 3rd, 2013 | By

State officials authorized the Millstone nuclear plant on Thursday to significantly expand nuclear waste storage capacity over the next 30 years.

Dominion nuclear plant’s closing reflects state of competition in industry

May 2nd, 2013 | By

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.,

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Millstone sees energy tax trickling down

Apr 27th, 2013 | By

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.

Dominion Gets Tentative Approval to Expand Its Nuclear Waste Storage at Millstone in Waterford

Apr 26th, 2013 | By

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.

Millstone will seek higher temperature limit for intake water

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By

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 –

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Millstone reactor operator positive for alcohol

Apr 18th, 2013 | By

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.

2012 a safe year at Millstone: NRC official

Apr 11th, 2013 | By

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

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