The Millstone 2 plant may use water as warm as 80 degrees Fahrenheit, up from 75 degrees, said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is considering a similar request for Millstone 3.
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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
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.
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;
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
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.
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.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioned the study to determine whether to extend the study to other nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.