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Congress torpedoes a Biden nominee and casts doubt on nuclear safety via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Allison Macfarlane | February 6, 2024 The Biden administration’s recent abandonment of Jeff Baran for another term as member on the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) bodes ill for the independence of the agency—and the safety and security of the country. … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Nuclear, Holtec Safety Lies: Diane Turco, Cape Downwinders via Nuclear Hotseat

Libbe HaLevy Listen Here: Audio Player00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: Download This Week’s Featured Interview: Diane Turco is Director of the Cape Downwinders on Cape Cod, a group that’s been fighting against the Pilgrim nuclear power reactor … Continue reading

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Disaster-Born Safety Rules Topple With Others in Trump Rollback via Bloomberg

[…] Trump’s professed goal of rolling back “job-killing” regulations has led to weakening mandates proposed or enacted after three of the worst industrial accidents of the last decade: The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the … Continue reading

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Mass. Congressional Delegation Urges NRC to Reject Pilgrim Request via CapeCod.com

WASHINGTON – The full Massachusetts congressional delegation has asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to deny a request by the owners of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant to delay the implementation of federally-mandated post-Fukushima safety requirements. Earlier this year, plant-owner Entergy … Continue reading

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Westinghouse shuts down part of S.C. nuclear fuel plant over safety concerns via Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Anya Litvak Nuclear regulators are investigating why Westinghouse Electric Co. ended up with three times the safe amount of uranium stuck inside a scrubber at its nuclear fuel factory in Columbia, S.C., and why it took the company more than … Continue reading

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Big change in store for New York nuclear in 2016 via Politico New York

New York’s nuclear energy landscape is poised to shift dramatically in 2016, as it shrinks by one reactor and as the governor readies a policy that would recognize nuclear as a key bridge fuel to a renewable-powered future. At least … Continue reading

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Suburbs Lake County News-Sun Lake County News Spent fuel rods stored in Zion raise safety, economic concerns via The Chicago Tribune

While a nuclear energy watchdog group believes the dry storage of roughly 1,500 tons of spent fuel rods at the shuttered Zion Nuclear Power Plant is unsafe, Zion officials are also expressing concern about the economic loss the city will … Continue reading

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Baker Urges Plymouth Nuclear Plant Owners To Correct Safety Problems September 3, 2015 via WBUR

Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the operators of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to take action after federal inspectors announced they would be increasing oversight of the plant due to safety violations. In a letter Thursday to Entergy Nuclear Operations, … Continue reading

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Long-delayed nuclear plant in Tennessee nears completion decades after start via US News & World Report

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator. It remains a work-in-progress for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Wallace, 55, … Continue reading

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Nuclear: Carbon Free, but Not Free of Unease via The New York Times

Next week, if all goes as planned, the 42-year-old nuclear reactor at the Vermont Yankee generating station will be shut down for the last time. The steam turbine at the plant, which at its peak could make enough electricity for … Continue reading

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