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.
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#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
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.
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.
(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.
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”
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.
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
Union of Concerned Scientists singles out Millstone incident as one of two ‘most threatening’ in nation in 2011Feb 29th, 2012 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
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.”
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
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.
In its official response to a complaint in federal court, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission accused the state of Vermont of sitting on its hands when given the chance to properly raise issues before the agency. Because of its inaction, claimed the NRC, Vermont has no standing to question the validity of the license renewal granted
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionhas issued a “Notice of Violation” to the Connecticut Yankee nuclear facility over the apparent partial ownership by two foreign companies of the dismantled power plant on the Connecticut River in Haddam Neck. Although the plant was idled in 1996 and fully decommissioned in 2007, it is still considered a nuclear
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant sits on a peaceful bend of the Connecticut River, where jays call and herons dive lazily over sun-dappled water. There’s something ominously familiar, however, about the tower of Vermont Yankee’s reactor, which has the same design as those that melted down last spring at Fukushima in Japan. And just
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant can continue to operate beyond March, a federal judge ruled Thursday, slapping down a state law that tried to shut down the facility. The ruling, which all sides saw as a victory for Vermont Yankee and a defeat for the state, still leaves some decisions about the
Indian Point unit 2 nuclear reactor was shut down Monday evening for repairs to a mechanical seal, Entergy officials said Tuesday morning. The pumps, which are in the containment building, supply water to the plant’s reactor. From the Connecticut Solar On Schools Yahoo! Group. For more on this story, visit: IP2 shut down for pump
Vermont Yankee says a small amount of radioactive tritium was found in a Connecticut River water sample, but follow-up samples showed no signs of it and the finding poses no risk to public health or safety. For more on this story, visit: Small amount of tritium found in Connecticut River – Boston.com.
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.
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
It’s old. FPL employees are afraid to report safety concerns. Just like in Japan, Turkey Point is extremely susceptible to a meltdown caused by a natural disaster. And just like in Japan, Turkey Point’s spent fuel pools are a catastrophe waiting to occur. If Turkey Point melts down, Miami is doomed. Gus Garcia-Roberts reports for Miami New Times.