Posts Tagged ‘ Millstone ’

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.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Threatens Drinking Water for more than 11 Million People

Feb 2nd, 2012 | By

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.

Three Rivers, Millstone offering scholarships

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By

Three Rivers Community College and Millstone Station are offering 16 full scholarships for the nuclear engineering technology degree program. The application deadline for students entering the 2012 fall semester is Feb. 15.

Millstone gets a familiar face as new leader in 2012

Dec 14th, 2011 | By

Stephen E. Scace, a former leader at Millstone Power Station, is returning here from the Kewaunee reactor in Carlton, Wis., to replace A.J. “Skip” Jordan as Millstone site vice president. Jordan, Millstone’s site vice president, likewise will replace Scace at the Wisconsin plant, which is up for sale. The changes are effective Jan. 1. For

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Millstone reactor back to 100% power

Dec 2nd, 2011 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station’s Unit 3 was returned to 100 percent power on Nov. 26, said Ken Holt, on-site communications director for owner Dominion Resources Inc. For more on this story, visit: Millstone reactor back to 100% power – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.

Millstone resumes restart of Unit 3 following boiler issue

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station operators are resuming startup of Unit 3, the plant’s largest reactor, after a problem with an auxiliary boiler Sunday scrubbed its normal restart. For more on this story, visit: Millstone resumes restart of Unit 3 following boiler issue – Norwich, CT – The Bulletin.

Did you know: The largest section of Connecticut farmland is actuallly 70,000 acres of Long Island Sound seabed?

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station’s charitable foundation has teamed with the Long Island Sound Foundation to produce a very educational 2012 calendar.

Millstone Unit 3 reactor shutdown after failed attempt to restart following refueling

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

Millstone Power Station’s Unit 3 reactor, which has been shut down for refueling, failed to restart properly Sunday night after key equipment failed. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Millstone Unit 3 reactor shutdown after failed attempt to restart following refueling | News from southeastern Connecticut.