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2013-03-18 23:01:22

Obsidian Analysis, Inc. (http://www.obsidiandc.com) announced today that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has selected the company to perform a comprehensive risk-informed and performance-based assessment of radiological emergency response programs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Obsidian Analysis, Inc. announced today that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has selected the company to perform a comprehensive risk-informed and performance-based assessment of radiological...

2013-03-14 16:22:42

Significant milestone for project vital to Georgia's energy future ATLANTA, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power has completed the placement of basemat structural concrete for the nuclear island at its Vogtle Unit 3 nuclear expansion site, a significant achievement in the building of the first new nuclear units in the United States in 30 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130314/CL77516 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) "This...

2013-02-27 16:21:30

$100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Another Half Billion Dollars Or More in the Pipeline for Major Corporations that Could Pay for Own R&D, Licensing WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government is in the process of wasting more than half a billion dollars to pay large, profitable companies for what should be their own expenses for research & development (R&D) and licensing related to "small modular reactors"...

2013-02-21 20:22:19

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Continuing with its series of special reports on energy and climate issues for American Public Media's Marketplace, the award-winning BURN: An Energy Journal and its host Alex Chadwick this week investigate the small-but-troubling possibility of a catastrophic meltdown occurring at any of 31 nuclear power plants now operating in the U.S. if they should lose electrical power and their back-up systems fail all at once. All of the nuclear plants in...

2013-01-30 16:21:12

FOIA-Disclosed Documents Expose Inadequate Attention to High Risk Faced by Taxpayers, Problems with Loan Due Diligence and Apparent Political Interference. ATLANTA, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Documents newly acquired under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent litigation show that Solyndra-like problems are plaguing the controversial $8.33 billion federal loan guarantee conditionally committed for the construction of two nuclear reactors (Vogtle 3 and...

2013-01-28 12:22:08

ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Light & Power magazine has designated Southern Company its Utility of the Year for the company's demonstrated leadership in the electric utility industry in 2012. Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning accepted the award yesterday at the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference in San Diego. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "Southern Company's success is a direct result of a...

2013-01-15 16:21:06

In Seeking "Hurry Up" Outcome, NEI Even Urges NRC to Rely on Secret Papers That Cannot be Found by Agency; Industry Seeks to Undercut Serious Review of Reactor Pool Fires, Other Risks. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nuclear industry's trade association - the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) - is pushing so hard to get the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to do a hurry-up version of a court-ordered environmental impact statement (EIS) on the long-term storage of...

2013-01-14 16:21:18

Rebuttal to Nuclear Energy Institute Filing Comes One Day Before Monthly NRC Public Meeting on Waste Issues; NEI Seen Undercutting Needed Research on Reactor Pool Fires, Other Issues. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One day before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) holds its monthly waste confidence rule public conference call, national and grassroots environmental groups from across the U.S. will file a rebuttal of claims made by the Nuclear Energy Institute...

2013-01-03 08:22:46

Incomplete Process Should Trigger Continued Suspension of All Reactor Licensing, Re-Licensing WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In documents filed Wednesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal...

2012-11-28 12:22:36

WATERFORD, Conn., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion signed an agreement today with the Connecticut Department of Labor certifying two apprenticeship programs at Millstone Power Station, opening the door for veterans participating in the training to apply for federal GI Bill benefits. "Dominion recognizes, honors and recruits military veterans who have served our country," said Millstone Site Vice President Steve Scace. "We need experienced team players to keep our company moving...