Posts Tagged ‘ Waterford ’

DEEP recognizes Waterford and Groton’s conservation efforts

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

With the approach of Arbor Day April 25, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Monday announced 15 urban forestry grants to encourage tree planting and tree management best practices in communities across the state and awarded Tree City USA designations to 19 communities and the University of Connecticut in Storrs for their

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Millstone preparing for ‘hostile action’ emergency drill

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

Called a “Hostile Action-based Emergency Exercise,” its purpose is to test the ability of the plant and local and state officials to respond to actions involving violent force on the plant that might come from land, air or water, said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the NRC. Do you like this post? Can you forward it

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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.



Millstone Unit 2 back in service; Unit 3 pump still under scrutiny

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

After an unplanned shutdown lasting less than 48 hours, Unit 2 at the Millstone Power Station began producing power again Feb. 1, and no issues of concern were identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the shutdown or the restart. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Millstone Unit 2 back in service;

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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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Green Party gets footing in Waterford

Dec 7th, 2013 | By

Unsatisfied with the political candidates they could choose from, two 2013 Waterford High School graduates decided to take it upon themselves to make sure they would have candidates who they truly agree with. “We don’t politically align with the Democrats or the Republicans, we tend to be a little more liberal leaning than either party,”

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Millstone plans to move emergency operations facility to Norwich

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By
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Construction on the $10 million site is expected to take less than a year pending city approval, and the 24 Stott Ave. center should be fully operational by the end of 2014.



Coyote warning issued for pet owners in Waterford – WFSB 3 Connecticut

Oct 11th, 2013 | By

More than 100 cats have gone missing in the Waterford/East Lyme area over the last year and most have yet to be found. The Waterford animal control officer, Robert Yuchniuk, said he thinks predators are on the loose, and has kept a book of all the missing pets since 2009. Yuchniuk said he believes coyotes

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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.



Conn. OKs expanded waste storage capacity at Millstone nuclear plant Conn. approves new waste storage at nuclear plant

May 3rd, 2013 | By

State officials authorized the Millstone nuclear plant on Thursday to significantly expand nuclear waste storage capacity over the next 30 years.



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 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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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.”



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.



Waterford OKs sewer system plan

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

The Representative Town Meeting approved a nearly $2.7 million sewer system and pump station at Harrison’s Landing along the Thames River in Quaker Hill. The project will provide a sewer system to the last major coastal residential area in town that lacks one, Chief Engineer Neftali Soto told the RTM. For more on this story,

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Miller’s Pond could be tapped for public drinking water

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

The owners of Miller’s Pond and the Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority are negotiating an agreement to form a partnership to make the pond a new public drinking water source. Such an agreement is required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a condition of granting a permit to excavate about 1 million cubic yards

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Ten years and counting for Niantic River conservation organization | Suzanne Thompson, The Day

Dec 7th, 2011 | By

The group’s mission is to abate and prevent pollution of the Niantic River, a unique estuary, and its watershed, which includes parts of East Lyme, Montville, Salem and Waterford.



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.