Posts Tagged ‘ Millstone ’

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

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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Conn. nuke plant to seek higher hot water limit

Feb 19th, 2013 | By

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

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NRC finds two new problems at Millstone

Jan 17th, 2013 | By

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 gets certifications enabling trainees to use GI Bill

Nov 29th, 2012 | By

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

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NRC says Millstone violated safety requirements

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

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.



Millstone takes precautions

Oct 29th, 2012 | By

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

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Millstone Nuclear Plant Closely Watching Hurricane Sandy, Laying Plans For Severe Weather

Oct 28th, 2012 | By

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.



Cancer risks studied near 2 Conn. nuclear plants

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

(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.