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Exelon moves to pull plug on Byron, Dresden nuclear plants, saying Springfield’s failure on energy deal leaves ‘no choice’ via Chicago Sun-Times

An Exelon spokesman said the company remains hopeful that “clean energy legislation will pass in time for us to reverse these actions,” but they must move toward shuttering the plants. One lawmaker said the action was expected. “I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Company: Yankee nuclear plant demolition remains in budget via WCAX3

[…] Corey Daniels is the decommissioning manager for NorthStar Nuclear Group Holdings LLC. He told the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel on June 14 that there are low levels of contamination at the reactor building and the turbine building, … Continue reading

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Judge issues tentative order rejecting lawsuit to stop San Onofre nuclear plant dismantlement via The San Diego Union-Tribune

Del Mar advocacy group says Coastal Commission should not have OK’d permit By ROB NIKOLEWSKI […] Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff issued a tentative decision rejecting a lawsuit by the Samuel Lawrence Foundation, an advocacy group based in Del … Continue reading

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Decommissioned Crimea nuclear plant to be demolished: government via S&P Global

author Vladislav Vorotnikov  Editor Steven Dolley Moscow — The government of Crimea has decided to fully demolish the Crimean Atomic Energy station near Shcholkine, construction of which was halted after the Chernobyl accident in 1986, the government said in a statement … Continue reading

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Fukushima nuclear debris removal to be delayed due to pandemic via The Japan Times

The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, which suffered core meltdowns in 2011, has decided to delay the removal of nuclear debris by about one year from 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources said Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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Sale of NYC-Area Nuclear Power Plant Gets Federal Approval via NBC New York

After the plant shuts down in the spring, the current operator plans to transfer its license to another company to dismantle the reactors and clean up the site along the Hudson River by 2033 […] The NRC announced Monday that … Continue reading

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Germany launches new search for permanent nuclear waste disposal site via DW

Germany has named 90 locations that could safely house containers of radioactive nuclear waste permanently. The controversy over what to do with waste from the country’s nuclear power plants has been long and divisive. Germany formally launched its new search … Continue reading

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Combating corrosion in the world’s aging nuclear reactors via c&en

Researchers hope to extend reactor lifetimes with advanced methods and materials that guard against degradation caused by harsh conditions by Mitch Jacoby Forty years of hard labor in punishing conditions sounds like an interminable sentence. Imagine finding out near the end … Continue reading

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Fire at Shuttered Dutch Nuclear Plant; No Radiation Risk via The New York Times

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A fire broke out Thursday at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in the central Netherlands. An emergency services spokesman said the blaze was quickly brought under control and there was no danger of radioactive radiation. “There … Continue reading

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State AG Cites ‘Multiple, Grave Concerns’ Over Indian Point Nuclear Plant Decommissioning via Daily Voice

 Zak Failla New York State Attorney General Letitia James has expressed “multiple, grave concerns” about the decommissioning of Indian Point Energy Center in Westchester. On Thursday, Jan. 23, it was announced that the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission accepted an application from the … Continue reading

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