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email@example.com February 27, 2013 State loses fight over Pilgrim nuclear plant license
Concerned for the safety of Cape Codders, who live downwind of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and in the state-declared “ingestion zone” of potential radioactive fallout, state Rep. Pilgrim nuclear meltdown risk spurs Cape lawmakers to action - - Wicked Local Provincetown
Nuclear Plants in Sandy's Path Brace for Storm The federal government will provide "enhanced oversight" for nine different nuclear power plants in the path of Hurricane Sandy, including Three Mile Island and New York's Indian Point.
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Mass protest grows against Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India Saturday, September 15, 2012 Thousands of people, including women and children, have gathered since Sunday on the southern coast of India, to protest against the operation of the nuclear power plant of Kudankulam and the nuclear program of the government. An official announcement stated that the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's inspection of the reactor pressure vessel of Unit-1 was completed and enriched uranium fuel will be loaded into the first 1000-mw-reactor this month. This was the reason for the people to raise another protest since March this year. The government ordered 4,000 policemen to monitor the surrounding area around the plant site. 300 policemen were in the village of Idinthakarai in the Tirunelveli district.
Boiling water reactor The boiling water reactor (BWR) is a type of light water nuclear reactor used for the generation of electrical power. It is the second most common type of electricity-generating nuclear reactor after the pressurized water reactor (PWR), also a type of light water nuclear reactor. The main difference between a BWR and PWR is that in a BWR, the reactor core heats water, which turns to steam and then drives a steam turbine. In a PWR, the reactor core heats water, which does not boil.
LAST year's nuclear accident at Fukushima was a man-made catastrophe and not only because of the tsunami that hit the plant, a Japanese parliamentary panel says. Fukushima was man-made disaster: Japan
NRC alerts nuclear operators to possible design flaw July 27 Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:11am IST July 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday alerted nuclear power plant operators to a potential design vulnerability that could affect key safety equipment and requested additional information about power system designs.
Energy companies moving forward with CFTC compliance despite uncertainties | Financial Regulatory Forum By Thomas A. Utzinger (U.S.) NEW YORK, May 31 (Business Law Currents) – Electric utilities and natural gas companies are facing new regulatory uncertainties involving the jurisdictional reaches of two agencies overseeing futures and derivatives trading as well as wholesale energy transactions: the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Recent rulemaking efforts and litigation have raised questions as to the overlap and division of powers of these two entities over certain financial transactions and enforcement actions of interest to the energy industry. The financial industry is witnessing a marathon of rulemakings required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).
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Nuclear plant hosts tsunami drill » Local News SEABROOK — What would happen if an earthquake took place near the Seabrook nuclear power plant? How would personnel there and emergency management officials from the 23 communities in two states within the emergency planning district respond to such a threat? More than a year after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power multi-reactor complex in Japan, that very unlikely scenario was played out earlier this week as part of a graded drill conducted by NextEra Energy Seabrook. With representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in attendance, NextEra officials ran drills that tested the readiness of all 23 communities, 17 in New Hampshire and six in Massachusetts. At roughly 8:30 a.m.
Fukushima radiation doses within norms | News | DW.DE | 23.05 Increased radiation levels caused by the Fukushima nuclear accident last year were below levels thought to be cancer-causing in almost all of Japan, the World Health Organization (WHO) study concluded.
Over objections, NRC renews Pilgrim nuclear plant license May 26, 2012 Bay State officials say they'll appeal the decision, made following a 6 1/2-year review. The Associated Press BOSTON - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the renewal of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station's operating license for another 20 years, the agency announced Friday, despite objections from Gov. Deval Patrick and other Massachusetts officials.
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Backup plan: the gas-fired AES Huntington Beach power plant. A kind of rapid wear on steam generator tubes that was previously seen in only one of San Onofre’s idled reactors has been detected in the second reactor, further complicating efforts to restart the plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday. San Onofre outage leaves thin power margin for summer
SCE&G shows off site for 2 new nuclear reactors By JEFFREY COLLINS Now that federal regulators have approved licenses for two new nuclear reactors in South Carolina, work can begin to build the first nuclear power plants in the state in more than 25 years. Officials with Scana Corp.'
Regulator fires back at lawmaker The senior federal regulator targeted by a whistleblower-type complaint involving Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station has filed a complaint against the Massachusetts congressman who publicized the original anonymous letter and amplified its allegations with a press release. Troy Pruett, the regulator who had been leading a special team of federal inspectors overseeing the restart at Fort Calhoun, filed the complaint against Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., with the House Ethics Committee on Monday. ( to read a PDF of Pruett's complaint.)
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