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California to reconsider $4.7 billion San Onofre settlement after corruption allegations

This week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will start to reconsider the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station settlement that was reached in March 2013 and left consumers on the hook instead of utility…

Juno Probe - NASA

Juno spacecraft demonstrates viability of solar power in deep space

What NASA insisted for decades could not be­a spacecraft using solar energy rather than nuclear power going beyond the orbit of Mars­will be proven false next Monday, July 4th, Independence Day, when the…

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Closure

PG&E deal to close Diablo Canyon benefits residential consumers the most

This week, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the operators of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California, agreed to a breakthrough deal which established the terms necessary to shut down the last…

PSEG Nuclear

The Battle for Long Island and Nuclear Power

PSEG, a Newark, New Jersey-based utility—long deeply involved in nuclear power—was foisted on Long Island, New York to be THE utility on the island by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. In 1985, a…

Quad Cities Nuclear Power Plant

Two nuclear power plants in Illinois waiting on subsidy judgement or face closure

Exelon has announced that it is considering closing two nuclear power stations in Illinois because they are no longer profitable. The utility claims that the impact of natural gas on the electricity market…

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Terrorism and nuclear power

Pre-deployed weapons of mass destruction. That’s what nuclear power plants are. And that’s another very big reason—demonstrated again in recent days with the disclosure that two of the Brussels terrorists were planning attacks…

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Visiting the Cimarron Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Facility

The Cimarron site, located in the heart of tornado valley – just north of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was used to fabricate enriched uranium and mixed oxide fuels for nuclear reactors from 1965–1975.  It…

St. Lucie nuclear power plant

Scuba diver sucked into St. Lucie nuclear power plant intake suing FP&L

On July 12th, 2015, Christopher Le Cun, a scuba diver and resident of South Florida, was boating, swimming and scuba diving with friends and family near the St. Lucie nuclear power plant. While…

Obama Nuclear Power

Obama’s “Clean Energy” budget is propping up nuclear energy

You don’t have to be a math wizard to understand the Obama administration’s just announced $4.15 trillion budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year, but it helps. It also helps if you like…

BNL AERIALS

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,…

Genkai Nuclear Power Plant - Japan

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…

Monju Fast Breeder Reactor - JAEA

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…

Biblis Nuclear Power Plant - Germany

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…

Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant

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…

Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant - Entergy

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…

Sendai Nuclear Power Plant - Kyushu Electric

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…

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