Nuclear

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.



Malloy opposes Millstone nuclear tax

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

Gov. Dannel Malloy says he opposes the proposed tax of the Millstone nuclear plant in Waterford, which forced the facilities owners to consider closing Connecticut’s largest producer of electricity. Read more here: Malloy opposes Millstone nuclear tax | Hartford Business.



Burton v. Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc. decision online — Argued Dec. 6, 2010

Apr 20th, 2011 | By

The plaintiff, Nancy Burton, appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing her complaint and denying her application for a temporary restraining order on the ground that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction.



Shumlin Lobbying For Yankee Decommissioning Rules Change | VT Public Radio

Mar 3rd, 2011 | By

Vermont’s governor and the Vermont congressional delegation want federal regulators to prohibit Yankee from delaying its decommissioning.



NRC identifies minor violations at Millstone in year-end inspection

Feb 10th, 2011 | By

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cited Dominion, the owner of the Millstone Power Station, for three minor violations in last year’s quarterly inspection.



Oyster Creek Reactor in New Jersey to Close by 2019

Dec 9th, 2010 | By

The Oyster Creek nuclear reactor in New Jersey will be shut down by 2019, at least 10 years before its license expires, in a deal with state environmental regulators that will allow it to operate until then without building costly cooling towers.



Millstone coming back online after shutdown

Dec 2nd, 2010 | By

Dominion, the owner of Millstone Power Station, is investigating the unexpected shutdown of a water pump in the Unit 2 reactor Sunday that triggered an automatic shut down of the reactor itself.



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.



Millstone cited for two violations in triennial fire inspection

Nov 16th, 2010 | By

A three-year fire inspection at Millstone Power Station turned up two violations that owner Dominion is in the process of rectifying.



Vt. nuke plant closes after radioactive water leak

Nov 9th, 2010 | By

Plant spokesman Larry Smith said Monday, Nov. 8, that technicians had begun checking repair options and trying to determine how long the plant will be offline.



An Uncertain Nuclear Countdown for VY

Nov 5th, 2010 | By

If the clock is ticking on the lifetime of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, when will it actually close?



William M. Dean NRC Region I Office Administrator

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

William M. Dean, a 25-year veteran of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has begun serving as the new Regional Administrator for the agency’s Region I Office in King of Prussia, Pa., which oversees NRC regulatory activities in the Northeastern United States. He succeeds Samuel J. Collins, who retired in early July.   “Over the course of

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State: VY leaks had little effect on public

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

BRATTLEBORO — No significant adverse health effects from radiological exposures have resulted from the operation of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant during 2009, according to a report issued late Wednesday by the Vermont Department of Health. Even including the discovery of a leak of tritiated water at the plant, the DOH found no instances of

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CT Awarded $40M In Nuclear Waste Dispute

Sep 20th, 2010 | By

A business coalition campaigning for the removal of nuclear waste from Connecticut now has a $40 million court judgment and a key ally in Gov. M. Jodi Rell. But it still has 1,920 metric tons of spent uranium.



NRC says nuclear waste can be safely stored 60 years beyond life of plant

Sep 15th, 2010 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided that radioactive waste from nuclear power plants can be safely stored for at least 60 years beyond the licensed life of any reactor.



CT Paying Price In Fight Over Nuclear Waste Storage

Aug 29th, 2010 | By

  Fed up with 12 years of delays in removing nuclear waste from Connecticut’s power plants, a coalition of business and utilities is demanding the Obama administration reverse its decision undoing three decades of planning for disposing of waste from the country’s nuclear power programs. Connecticut is home to two nuclear power facilities: the active

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Millstone violations may bring more NRC oversight

Aug 6th, 2010 | By

Waterford – Dominion violated federal requirements five times over the past three months while operating Millstone Power Station, according to a quarterly inspection report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. via Millstone violations may bring more NRC oversight | The Day.



Nuclear Energy: Pro And Con – Courant.com Letters

Jul 10th, 2010 | By

Man’s hubris and lack of respect for all-powerful nature may well lead to the greatest disaster our country has ever known: a nuclear meltdown. Then no bird or human or home can be wiped clean by willing volunteers. Those people in the path of the blowing wind and driving rain near the nuclear site can

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NRC finds more problems at Vt. Nuke, calls for shutdown begin

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found that the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant has been using the wrong kind of electrical cables in part of its operation, potentially short-circuiting and disabling the plant’s safety system.