Posts Tagged ‘ nuclear power ’

Uranium On The Brain: Inside The Vermont-Yankee Nuclear Power Plant

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

Nearly a third of the electricity generated in New England is produced by nuclear power from four plants — including Vermont-Yankee Nuclear Power Station, which sits on a picturesque bend in the Connecticut River, near Brattleboro, Vt. For more on this story, visit: Uranium On The Brain: Inside The Vermont-Yankee Nuclear Power Plant | WGBH

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3 recent inspections worry Millstone safety committee

Sep 19th, 2014 | By
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Lori Armstrong, director of nuclear safety and licensing at the plant, said 180 Millstone staff have participated in training to improve “rigorousness of troubleshooting.”



From fission to fusion: the need for a quick transition

Aug 20th, 2014 | By
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Why we should change from fission to fusion electricity generation swiftly, with minimal overlap, once fusion is available. By Yale physics student and, undergraduate scholar at the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, Jason Parisi.



Connecticut power plant cited for 3 minor safety violations

Aug 13th, 2014 | By

Federal inspectors cited the state’s nuclear plant on Tuesday for three minor safety violations, including a worker who inhaled radioactive material. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it found three violations of “very low safety significance” in a quarterly inspection of the Millstone Power Plant on June 30. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut power

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Millstone 2 reactor shut down to fix faulty pump

Jul 29th, 2014 | By

One of the two reactors at Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear power plant has been shut down because a problem with a water pump. It was not clear Monday when Millstone 2 would be back online. For more on this story, visit: Millstone 2 reactor shut down to fix faulty pump | WTNH.



NRC to do special inspection at Millstone

Jun 4th, 2014 | By

Millstone spokesman Ken Holt said a five-member inspection team from the NRC arrived Monday morning and is expected to spend at least a week investigating the shutdowns of the two reactors May 25. For more on this story, visit: The Day – NRC to do special inspection at Millstone | News from southeastern Connecticut.



NRC to do special inspection at Millstone

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

As the Unit 3 reactor at the Millstone Power Station began the restart process today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it has initiated a Special Inspection at the nuclear power plant in response to an unplanned outage of both operating reactors last week and complications that occurred at Unit 3 as it was being

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Dominion Studies Running Millstone Reactors Another 20 Years

May 7th, 2014 | By

Dominion Resources is looking at extending the life span of its nuclear power reactors in Virginia and Connecticut for another 20 years. For more on this story, visit: Dominion Studies Running Millstone Reactors Another 20 Years | WNPR News.



Vermont board OKs plans to close down Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant by end of year

Mar 29th, 2014 | By

The Vermont Public Service Board on Friday voted to authorize the operators of Vermont Yankee to close down the nuclear power plant by Dec. 31. According to the Associated Press, the Public Service Board granted Vermont Yankee a certificate of public good — essentially a state permit — covering its operation from March 21, 2012,

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Millstone Power Station unit shut down in malfunction

Aug 12th, 2013 | By
A tax on Millstone drew opposition from Democratic legislators.

Connecticut’s only nuclear power plant shut down one its operating units because a malfunction caused a drop in the level of water used to cool the reactor core, officials said.



Ex-EPA chief Whitman touts nuclear power for US

Dec 4th, 2012 | By

#isshemad? Although she was sitting halfway between a nuclear reactor in Seabrook that bankrupted a utility and one in Vermont embarrassed by leaks as it works to stay licensed, Christine Todd Whitman came to Nashua with an interesting message: Nuclear power must be part of America’s future. “It’s not a silver bullet, it’s not the

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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 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.



Powering Connecticut: Does Connecticut need another nuclear power plant?

Aug 17th, 2012 | By

Do we need another nuclear plant in the state, or are the risks too great? Should we reduce our reliance on nuclear power? What other sources of energy should we invest in? Our guests include David Talbot, chief correspondent for Technology Review magazine at MIT, who wrote an article called “The Great German Energy Experiment”

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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.



In Indian Point Nuclear Debate, Japanese Voices Bear Witness

Mar 12th, 2012 | By

Sunday will be the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck hardest in Japan, and Mr. Kitajima is among those who have brought to New York’s commemorations their direct witness of the unexpected, the statistically improbable, the totally far-fetched. “I came to convey the reality,” Kazuhiko Amano, a relief worker in Fukushima, said

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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.”



In Franklin County, Radioactive Material Found In Fish | VPR News

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

The state Health Department says it’s found trace levels of radioactive material in fish taken from a northern Vermont lake. Last year, the department found similar levels in fish caught in the Connecticut River, near the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. State officials say the fish are still safe to eat. The most recent discovery found

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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.