Posts Tagged ‘ nuclear ’

Cape Cod Residents Want Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Closed

Mar 14th, 2014 | By

Residents from across Cape Cod are planning to converge on the State House to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to help shut down the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth. For more on this story, visit: Cape Cod Residents Want Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Closed | WBUR.



Unit 2 at Millstone partially shut down Thursday

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

Operators at the Millstone Power Station partially shut down Unit 2 on Thursday after a battery used to power emergency safety equipment was found to be not working. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Unit 2 at Millstone partially shut down Thursday | News from southeastern Connecticut.



State senator seeking ECS grant for Haddam due to closed nuclear plant

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

A local legislator is proposing a bill aimed at adjusting the education cost sharing formula to compensate the town for a loss of revenue created by the closing of the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. For more on this story, visit: State senator seeking ECS grant for Haddam due to closed nuclear plant.



Group warns more nuclear power plants may shut down

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

The chief executive officer of a trade group representing the nuclear power industry warned Wall Street analysts Thursday that more power plants in the sector may be headed for shutdown. For more on this story, visit: Group warns more nuclear power plants may shut down.



NRC starts special inspection at unit 3 of Millstone nuclear power plant

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a Special Inspection at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant to further review repetitive problems involving a pump that is part of a reactor safety system. The inspection will get under way today (Feb. 3) at the plant, which is located in Waterford, Conn., and operated by Dominion

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Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue

Feb 1st, 2014 | By

One of the two nuclear reactors at the Millstone Power Station has been shut down due to an issue with the electrical supply for a water pressurizer. For more on this story, visit: Millstone reactor shut down over electrical issue – News – The Bulletin – Norwich, CT.



U.S. Nuclear Power in Decline

Sep 19th, 2013 | By
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Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. Vermont’s lone nuclear power plant (pictured above) will close in 2014, and the country’s oldest reactor, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, will retire by 2019.



CT needs to commit to nuclear: Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

[Ed. note: This does not represent the views of Environmental Headlines] In a story in Hartford Business: In order to achieve the many benefits of nuclear power, Connecticut’s government and energy officials need to commit to safe and secure construction of facilities and the proper disposal of nuclear waste, according to a study from the

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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.



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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Panel urges speedy removal of CT nuclear waste

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

Connecticut’s electric utilities and the state’s largest power generator cheered a federal panel’s report urging the U.S. Department of Energy to do what the state advocated for years — remove nuclear waste from Connecticut, rapidly. The federal Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future issued its draft report on July 29, addressing the problem of

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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.



NY debate: What if aging nuclear plant closes?

Jul 15th, 2011 | By

Imagining New York’s energy supply without the Indian Point nuclear power plants, some see dirtier air, higher utility bills and an increased risk of blackouts. Others see a lower risk of catastrophe from a terror attack or natural disaster.



Industry trade groups learning lessons from Japan nuclear crisis | The Day

Jun 10th, 2011 | By

Patricia Daddona of The Day reports that top nuclear industry trade groups are coordinating responses to apply lessons learned from the nuclear crisis at Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors in Japan to U.S. plants.



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.



Andrew Cuomo needs to take a second look at Indian Point

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

Why does New York Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo want to shut down Indian Point nuclear power plant? He claims it is unsafe, a target for terrorists, and that replacement power can be found without short-or-long-term consequences. Gwyneth Cravens and Dan Yurman report from the Idaho Samizdat blog via The Energy Collective.



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.