License Extensions On Hold for Limerick Nuclear Plant
The license renewal proceeding for the nuclear power plant in Limerick was suspended this week over concerns about the growing amount of spent nuclear fuel accumulating at the site. …..
Fermi 2 supervisor accused of drinking on the job
DTE said the worker was not on the plant grounds when he showed signs of intoxication – which lead to an alcohol test. …..
A worker adjusts a machine at a spring factory conserving electricity in Osaka, western Japan, on May 23, 2012. …..
NRC Suspends Relicensing Decisions While It Reviews Fuel Storage Risks
The following is from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: NRC Tuesday issued a decision on petitions asking the agency to hold off on rendering decisions on any pending new reactor or relicensing appli…..
Nuclear energy set to kill off renewables sector
Anti-nuclear activists are calling for mass protests against the government’s bid to introduce backdoor subsidies for its ‘nuclear renaissance’ in the forthcoming Energy Bill – a move that could starv…..
IAEA: Japan nuclear plant closer than Fukushima to quake epicenter is remarkably undamaged
The Japanese nuclear power plant that was closest to the epicenter of last year’s earthquake suffered more ground shaking than Fukushima but was largely undamaged because it was designed with enough s…..
Government freezes permits on nuclear power plants
The federal government says it will stop issuing any new permits and license extensions for existing nuclear plants until issues about storing radioactive waste are resolved. …..
Belgium: Possible flaw in nuclear plant
An EU spokeswoman says Belgium has quickly notified other European countries using nuclear power of a possible hairline crack found in steel tank that contains the reactor at one of its nuclear plants…..
Two more years for nuclear plant
The Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey will be able to produce electricity for another two years after it was given permission to move fuel. …..
Waste Issue Halts U.S. Nuclear Reactor Licensing
Nineteen final reactor licensing decisions are affected, including nine Construction and Operating Licenses , eight license renewals, one operating license, and one early site permit. …..
Belgian nuclear reactor shut down for safety controls
A reactor at one of Belgium’s two nuclear power plants will remain shut “at least” until the end of the month to allow checks for potential cracks in its core tank, authorities said Thursday, reported…..
U.S. Government Halts New Construction Requests And License Extensions For Nuclear Power Plants
Less than a month after a nearby Pennsylvania nuclear power plant had issues with two of its reactors and within a year of license renewals for three NJ plants, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Co…..
Green Blog: An Uncertain Phase for Nuclear Power Licenses
The bottom of the new Unit 3 reactor under construction earlier this year at the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. …..
Activists Score in Fight Against Nuclear Power
A clear example of the impact of grassroots activism was the decision on Aug. 3 by leading prosecutors, after months of deliberation, to accept criminal complaints against Tokyo Electric Power Company…..
Nuclear Waste Issues Freeze Permits For US Plants
The U.S. government said it will stop issuing permits for new nuclear power plants and license extensions for existing facilities until it resolves issues around storing radioactive waste. …..
NRC to Suspend Nuclear Plant Licensing; Kucinich: Are We Are Witnessing the End of Nuclear?
Congressman Dennis Kucinich who has led the effort in Congress to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants, today issued the following statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it w…..
NRC puts nuclear licensing decisions on hold, affects Ameren’s Callaway County plant
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is putting a hold on requests for new reactor construction and license renewals – including Missouri’s only nuclear power plant – after a recent federal court ru…..
New Burst of Energy Could Bring Cold Fusion to Front Burner
It’s been more than 20 years since esteemed researchers Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann electrified the world with news that they’d observed low-energy nuclear reactions, or LENR, at the atomic le…..