Posts Tagged ‘ Millstone ’

Millstone operator touts plant reliability

Oct 27th, 2011 | By

Skip Jordan, the site vice president for Virginia-based owner Dominion, discussed the mechanics of Unit 3, a reactor shut down temporarily for refueling, and pointed out $600 million in major investments the company has made in the entire station since its purchase from Northeast Utilities for $1.3 billion in 2001. For more on this story,

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Ten Thousand Fukushimas: Can We Stop the Next Catastrophe?

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

The horrible news from Japan continues to be ignored by the western corporate media. Fukushima’s radioactive fallout continues to spread throughout the archipelago, deep into the ocean and around the globe—including the US. It will ultimately impact millions, including many here in North America. The potentially thankful news is that Fukushima’s three melting cores may

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Federal regulators say water leak forces Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear reactor to shut down

Sep 6th, 2011 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear power plant has shut one of its two reactors to stop a water leak. Neil Sheehan, a spokesman for the federal agency, said Tuesday the reactor in southeast Connecticut was shut Saturday because the leak exceeded the plant’s specifications. He said the reactor remains down. Read more

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Feds impose more oversight on Conn nuke plant

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that operators at the Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut failed in numerous ways — including an operator who pressed the wrong button numerous times — while testing turbine control valves last February that caused a power surge.



Millstone to discuss incident at NRC hearing | The Bulletin

Jun 22nd, 2011 | By

Millstone Nuclear Power Station officers have been granted an opportunity to address publicly what a spokesman called a “disappointing” Feb. 2 incident.



Does Millstone provide energy “safely, efficiently and with an eye toward our eneryg future”?

May 3rd, 2011 | By

In response to news reports from Japan about radiation contamination caused by the compromised Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, elected officials on the East End of Long Island are calling for change, the Southampton Patch reports.

Meanwhile, Dominion Nuclear Energy is running ads on National Public Radio’s Connecticut affiliate WNPR that tout the nuclear power plant’s ability to provide clean energy “safely, efficiently and with an eye toward our energy future.”



Energy co-chairs try to revive tiered electric generation tax

Apr 27th, 2011 | By

The co-chairs of the legislature’s Energy Committee Wednesday introduced a scaled-back version of their plan to tax electricity producers on the basis of how the power is generated, but their new proposal drew little enthusiasm from legislative leaders and the Malloy Administration, The Connecticut Mirror reports.



Malloy opposes Millstone nuclear tax

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

Gov. Dannel Malloy says he opposes the proposed tax of the Millstone nuclear plant in Waterford, which forced the facilities owners to consider closing Connecticut’s largest producer of electricity. Read more here: Malloy opposes Millstone nuclear tax | Hartford Business.



Big crowd packed Millstone meeting; Residents question plant’s safety

Apr 13th, 2011 | By

Several members of a crowd of more than 150 sought assurance from executives giving a presentation about the Millstone Power Station that owner Dominion will put spent fuel from one shuttered reactor into safe dry storage on the site.

Those at Waterford Town Hall included a woman who said she wasn’t convinced by Millstone owner Dominion executives’ premise that the two operating Unit 2 and 3 reactors and the closed Unit 1 reactor could withstand a natural catastrophe like the earthquake and tsunami that wrecked still-troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors in Japan.



Public meeting Monday on Millstone; Some say ‘Close it!’

Apr 10th, 2011 | By

Perhaps this is why Millstone found it in their budget to sponsor programs on WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio this past weekend (perhaps others but this is the first time I remember hearing ads for Millstone during my Sunday broadcast on WNPR).

On Monday the owner of Millstone Power Station will publicly discuss issues affecting the nuclear complex ranging from a proposed tax on power production to environmental monitoring. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Waterford Town Hall.



NRC identifies minor violations at Millstone in year-end inspection

Feb 10th, 2011 | By

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cited Dominion, the owner of the Millstone Power Station, for three minor violations in last year’s quarterly inspection.



Millstone Unit 2 reactor at half power for repair

Dec 14th, 2010 | By

Waterford – The Unit 2 reactor at Millstone Power Station was at half-power over part of the weekend and on Monday, so a leak in tubes on a feedwater heater can be repaired. via The Day – Millstone Unit 2 reactor at half power for repair | News from southeastern Connecticut.



Oyster Creek Reactor in New Jersey to Close by 2019

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

The Oyster Creek nuclear reactor in New Jersey will be shut down by 2019, at least 10 years before its license expires, in a deal with state environmental regulators that will allow it to operate until then without building costly cooling towers.



Nuclear Won’t Turn CT Green

Dec 5th, 2010 | By

Despite being a large emissions-free, nuclear power won’t play a role as Connecticut strives toward a more environmentally friendly energy future.



Millstone coming back online after shutdown

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By

Dominion, the owner of Millstone Power Station, is investigating the unexpected shutdown of a water pump in the Unit 2 reactor Sunday that triggered an automatic shut down of the reactor itself.



Millstone 2 power restored after shutdown

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

Dominion has restored power to the Unit 2 reactor at Millstone Power Station after shutting it down to replace a leaky valve.



State releases nuclear power plant emergency preparedness guide

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

A safety booklet for neighbors of Millstone Nuclear Power Station called “Connecticut’s nuclear power plant emergency preparedness guide for the general public” is available.

The guide contains general information about nuclear power plants and specific emergency planning information for neighbors of Millstone Station.

It is produced in coordination with the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s (DEMHS) Radiological Emergency Preparedness Unit and Dominion.



Governor Urges Energy Secretary To Reverse Course on Dismantling Yucca Mountain

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

Gov. Rell is urging the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to stop its plans for dismantling operations at Yucca Mountain, the nation’s nuclear waste repository in Nevada, until a pending request to withdraw its license application is legally resolved.



CT Paying Price In Fight Over Nuclear Waste Storage

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

  Fed up with 12 years of delays in removing nuclear waste from Connecticut’s power plants, a coalition of business and utilities is demanding the Obama administration reverse its decision undoing three decades of planning for disposing of waste from the country’s nuclear power programs. Connecticut is home to two nuclear power facilities: the active

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Millstone violations may bring more NRC oversight

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

Waterford – Dominion violated federal requirements five times over the past three months while operating Millstone Power Station, according to a quarterly inspection report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. via Millstone violations may bring more NRC oversight | The Day.