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South Carolina utility gives up on plan for nuclear reactors via The Seattle Times

PINOPOLIS, S.C. (AP) — The project to build two additional nuclear reactors in South Carolina is officially dead. The State newspaper reports that Santee Cooper’s board agreed Monday to give up the federal license to build the reactors at the … Continue reading

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Half-Built Nuclear Fuel Plant in South Carolina Faces Test on Its Future via The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Time may finally be running out on the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, a multibillion-dollar, over-budget federal project that has been hard to kill. The Energy Department has already spent about $4.5 billion on the half-built plant near … Continue reading

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‘Unusual event’: Oconee nuclear reactor shut down after transformer explosion & fire via RT

One of the reactors at the Oconee Nuclear Station has been shut down after a series of explosions and a fire damaged a transformed on site. The operator declared the incident “unusual” but emphasized there was no threat of radiation … Continue reading

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Court rules against Barnwell nuclear waste dump via The State

[…] In a sharp rebuke to state regulators, the S.C. Court of Appeals said it wants a plan within 90 days on how the landfill’s operator and the state’s environmental department will begin following rules to limit radioactive pollution after … Continue reading

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Lindsey Graham gets ‘harsh’ with officials over MOX via The Aiken Standard

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned National Nuclear Security Administration officials that he was going to be “a bit harsh” before asking why officials with the administration shouldn’t be fired for going back on an agreement to finish completing the … Continue reading

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US air force officials say ‘culture of fear’ led to nuclear-force cheating scandal via The Guardian

The US navy is investigating alleged cheating on tests by senior enlisted sailors training on naval nuclear reactors, officials said Tuesday. The naval criminal investigative service is conducting the probe, which involves allegations of cheating on tests related to the … Continue reading

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Radioactive leak found in reactor at S. Carolina nuclear plant, one of largest in US via RT

A reactor at one of the nation’s largest nuclear power plants has been taken offline due to a radioactive leak within a containment building. “Out of an abundance of caution,” service was temporarily removed from Unit 1 at the Oconee … Continue reading

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These 3 States Love Nuclear via The Motley Fool

[…] The top three nuclear states The state with by far the most nuclear capacity is Illinois with 11.5 GW out of 43.8 GW of capacity, or 26% of the power available in the state. The area around Chicago is … Continue reading

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How Fiscal Conservatives Learned to Love a $20 Billion Nuke Plant via Mother Jones

Before retiring from Congress four years ago, David Hobson, a powerful subcommittee chairman, says he couldn’t fathom why the Energy Department was so determined to build a multibillion dollar plant in South Carolina for transforming plutonium into fuel for US … Continue reading

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Governor Nikki Haley: Stop DOE and Congress shipping Commercial Nuclear Waste via change.org to SC+SRS

SC is currently attracting real sustainable, clean energy and industry. Nuclear dumping is fraught with health hazards, and clearly detracts from the clean up of existing legacy waste which is slowly seeping into our environment like at Hanford. Radioactivity is … Continue reading

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