Posts Tagged ‘ Waterford ’

Norwich gets report on Millstone emergency center

Oct 7th, 2014 | By

Dominion’s Millstone Nuclear Power Station is nearing completion of a $10 million to $20 million emergency response system this fall, mandated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the wake of the 2011 catastrophic failure of one Japanese nuclear power plant, while a second one weathered the major earthquake and tsunami. For more on this

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A new shoreline state park is coming

Oct 1st, 2014 | By

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced plans to turn the approximately 32-acre property in Waterford commonly known as “Seaside” into the Connecticut’s first shoreline state park in over 50 years. Converting the property, which borders Long Island Sound, into a state park will preserve the grounds while also maintaining public access to the beautiful shoreline,

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State Probing Millstone Water Dumped Into Long Island Sound

Sep 29th, 2014 | By

State environmental officials are taking a closer look at the impact of more than two billion gallons of water discharged into Long Island Sound from Connecticut’s nuclear plant.



NRC As signs New Resident Inspector to Millstone Nuclear Plant

Sep 27th, 2014 | By

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials in King of Prussia, Pa., have selected Louis McKown as the NRC Resident Inspector at Millstone Station in Waterford, Conn. He joins Senior Resident Inspector Jo Ambrosini and Resident Inspector Brian Haagensen at the plant, which is operated by Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc. For more on this story, visit: 14-036.i.pdf.1



3 recent inspections worry Millstone safety committee

Sep 19th, 2014 | By

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



NRC Launches Special Inspection at Millstone 3 Nuclear Power Plant

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

In Response to Continuing Problems with Pump Problems affecting a pump that is part of a reactor safety system will be the focus of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Special Inspection at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power plant.



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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Collins gets Green Party slot in run for 38th District seat

Jul 31st, 2014 | By

Waterford resident Bill Collins has won ballot access as the Green Party candidate for 38th District state representative seat, according to a Waterford Green Party press release. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Collins gets Green Party slot in run for 38th District seat | News from southeastern Connecticut.



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.



Unit 3 at Millstone back to full power

Jun 8th, 2014 | By

Unit 3 at the Millstone Power Station returned to 100 percent capacity for electricity production on Thursday, 11 days after it was automatically shut down due to a short in the transmission lines that power plant operating systems, Millstone spokesman Ken Holt said today. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Unit 3

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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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Electricity restored to Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear plant after outage

May 26th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s nuclear plant in Waterford has restored power, several hours after an electrical short likely caused an outage. Spokesman Ken Holt said Millstone Power Station was not operating on Sunday, but power had been restored by early afternoon. The plant shut at about 7 a.m. and switched to diesel power. For more on this story,

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EPA rules that water cooling options at plants are up to states

May 22nd, 2014 | By

The Environmental Protection Agency will leave it up to states to decide how nuclear power plants and other facilities that use large amounts of water for cooling should be required to minimize harm to fish and other aquatic creatures, avoiding a specific mandate for cooling towers that environmental groups have been pressing for. In response,

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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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