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Class action lawsuit against Brookhaven National Lab moving ahead

A class action lawsuit—begun 20 years ago—that charges Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) with contaminating neighborhoods adjacent to it will be moving ahead again in New York State Supreme Court this month. Court action is…

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Whistleblowers send warning at Columbia Generating Station

The Columbia Generating Station, the only commercial nuclear reactor in the state of Washington, has agreed to hire an independent investigator to look into whistleblower allegations that the plant has ignored operational and…

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Pripyat: City for the Future, City of the Past

The following is the fourth installment of a new series of editorials which will communicate portions of my recent trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Read the first installment here, the second installment here,…

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Kyushu Electric set to decommission Genkai Unit 1 reactor

Officials from the Kyushu Electric Power Company in Japan announced that it will file decommissioning plans with the Nuclear Regulation Authority in Japan for the Genkai Unit 1 reactor in Saga Prefecture. The…

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Inside the Chernobyl Unit 4 control room

The following is the third installment of a new series of editorials which will communicate portions of my recent trip to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Read the first installment here, the second installment here, the…

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Two SRS MOX facility contractors accused of defrauding government

Two contractors at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina have been indicted this week on charges of defrauding the federal government. Prosecutors indicted Phillip Thompson and Aaron Vennefron on 15 counts…

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French and Japanese nuclear fuel cycle may be affected by failures at Monju

Residents of Fukui Prefecture in Japan have announced that they will file a lawsuit with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to permanently shutdown the Monju fast breeder reactor. A breeder reactor generates more…

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German utilities may drop lawsuits for decommissioning deal

Before 2011, nuclear power generated nearly 18% of the electricity in Germany.  After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, Germany elected to gradually shut down its nuclear reactors and stop generating electricity…

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Entergy will delay decommissioning of FitzPatrick nuclear power plant

  Last Monday Entergy announced that they would shutdown the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant sometime in early 2017, because it was not financially profitable anymore and was costing the company some $60 million…

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Lack of profitability forces Entergy to close Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant

Entergy officials have confirmed that late 2016 or early 2017 the Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant will be shut down instead of refueled and brought back online. The plant was scheduled for refueling in…

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Japan to restart second reactor at Sendai nuclear power plant

Kyushu Electric reported this week that it will restart the Unit 2 reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan on Thursday.  The Unit 2 reactor was taken offline in September 2011…

SCE&G workers place the reactor vessel cavity, which will contain the reactor vessel, into the bottom of the containment vessel on June 29th, 2015.

South Carolina to conduct analysis of Base Load Review Act

Officials from the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff will conduct a review of the Base Load Review Act, the legal mechanism which allowed South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) to increase rate-payers…

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Entergy warns Pilgrim nuclear power plant may close after downgraded safety status

Updated October 13th, 2015:  Entergy has announced that the Pilgrim nuclear power station will close down no later than June 2019. Officials of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant have publicly announced that the…

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Iran nuclear deal in jeopardy after IAEA fails to reassure US Senators

The Director of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, left Capital Hill this week after failing to ease concerns presented by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the concessions in the nuclear deal with Iran….

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NRA puts TEPCO reactors on priority list for restart screening

The Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan (NRA) announced on Thursday that two ABWR reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) have been placed on a…

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Edison seeking over $7.5 billion from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Southern California Edison is seeking nearly $7.6 billion USD from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the faulty steam generators that led to the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in California…

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Nuclear powered aircraft plans should remain grounded

Consider getting on to an airplane with nuclear-powered engines. Consider the consequences if an atomic airplane crashes. The Boeing Company last week received approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an…

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Czech Republic plans to build two new nuclear reactors

Czech officials have confirmed that while other nations are reducing dependence on or phasing out nuclear power, the Czech Republic plans to build 2 new nuclear reactors. There are currently six operating nuclear…

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NRC and state officials facing off over Vermont Yankee decommissioning

During a June 25th meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, a stream of comments were made by officials from the State of Vermont expressing frustration and impatience with the Nuclear Regulatory…

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Holtec President says HI-STORM dry storage casks can last 300 years

Holtec International President Kris Singh told the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel on Friday that the HI-STORM (Holtec International Storage Module) spent nuclear fuel storage casks constructed by his company can withstand…

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