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.
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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.
A major inspection of Units 2 and 3 at the Millstone Power Station resulted in one finding of a safety problem of very low significance, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Wednesday. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Inspection finds minor safety problem at Millstone | News from southeastern Connecticut.
Connecticut has two operating nuclear plants, Millstone 2 and Millstone 3 in Waterford and two decommissioned nuclear plants, Millstone 1 in Waterford and Connecticut Yankee in Haddam. The spent fuel from those plants remains on site awaiting a permanent federal storage facility. For more on this story, visit: Court rules against 60 years of storage
Hartford, Conn. — Millstone Power Station, Connecticut’s sole nuclear plant, is focusing on how best to guard against flooding and earthquakes to comply with tougher federal standards following the nuclear plant meltdown in Japan last year, the new chief of the power station said in an interview. For more on this story, visit: Millstone to
Union of Concerned Scientists singles out Millstone incident as one of two ‘most threatening’ in nation in 2011Feb 29th, 2012 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
In a report released Tuesday, the Union of Concerned Scientists ranked an incident at Millstone last year as one of two of the “most threatening” safety lapses at U.S. nuclear power plants in 2011.
In an e-mail message, NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan took issue with the UCS’s characterization of the Millstone 2 event as a “near miss.”
Today, NIRS and 37 other organizations submitted a formal Petition for Rulemaking to the NRC to expand emergency evacuation zones around U.S. nuclear reactors and make other improvements in emergency preparedness. We’re calling this the Nuclear 911 campaign. The widespread radioactive contamination caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster (and Chernobyl before it) makes clear that
While there have been few road changes during that time that could potentially affect the recommended evacuation routes, the region’s population has seen a small increase. Other factors that would affect an evacuation may have changed, too. All those issues will be taken into account in the new evacuation plan being prepared by Dominion, owner
Millstone Nuclear Power Station is beginning to study possible changes to its evacuation plan as it does every 10 years. Part of the “update” will be a phone survey of residents in the 10 towns that are closest to Millstone including Ledyard, Montville, and East Lyme. The phone calls are slated to begin Monday, Feb.
The change in ownership is not expected to have any effect on Millstone’s day-to-day operations, said Ken Holt, Dominion spokesman. The Day reports.
The drinking water for more than 11.3 million people could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at the Indian Point Nuclear Facility, says a new study released today by Environment New York.
The report also shows that Indian Point Nuclear Plant threatens drinking water supplies for more than twice as many people compared to any other nuclear facility in the nation. New York City Is the largest city in the country with water supplies at risk of a nuclear accident.