Posts Tagged ‘ Millstone ’

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.



Dear Congress, Please Act to Find a Permanent Solution to the Problem of Nuclear Waste

Oct 19th, 2012 | By

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.



A look at the program that pairs Dominion employees with Waterford students

Sep 7th, 2012 | By

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

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Millstone’s Unit 2 back in operation

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

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.



Warm seawater forces Conn. nuclear plant shutdown

Aug 14th, 2012 | By

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

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Millstone wants to keep more nuclear waste on-site

Jul 4th, 2012 | By

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.



Inspection finds minor safety problem at Millstone

Jun 21st, 2012 | By

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.



Court rules against 60 years of storage of radioactive waste

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

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

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Millstone to look at flood, earthquake protections

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

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

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Union of Concerned Scientists singles out Millstone incident as one of two ‘most threatening’ in nation in 2011

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

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.”



Tell the NRC: Expand emergency evacuation zones

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

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

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Millstone evacuation routes get fresh look

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

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

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Millstone beginning evacuation plan survey Monday

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

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.

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Approval sought to sell share of Millstone to Canadian firm

Feb 16th, 2012 | By

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.