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2014-01-08 12:22:20

Groups Seek Public Debate: 237 Signers in US From 46 States Plus D.C.; 74 International Signers Include Those in Japan Dealing With Fukushima Reactor Disaster. BOSTON and WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 311 U.S. and international environmental and clean energy groups said today that, while they respect the climate change work of Dr. James Hansen and three of his academic colleagues, they take strong exception to the notion that nuclear power is the...

2013-03-11 16:21:55

TAKOMA PARK, Md., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NRC Commissioners today upheld last summer's licensing board denial of a construction/operating license for the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 nuclear reactor in Maryland. The decision marks the first time in history that the NRC Commissioners have upheld the denial of a license for a commercial nuclear reactor, and only the second time a license for a commercial nuclear facility has been denied. The first license denial was for a...

2012-10-31 11:22:25

Groups: Progress Energy Relying on the Kind of Weak Geology Review That Should No Longer Pass Muster Now that a Respected Geologist Heads the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. BRONSON, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of Florida's limited remaining fresh-water wetlands are at serious risk if Progress Energy's problem-plagued Levy nuclear power plant project is allowed to proceed, according to experts testifying here today before a three-judge Nuclear Regulatory...

2012-08-30 18:20:19

TAKOMA PARK, Md., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A three judge Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) today denied a license for the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 nuclear reactor on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. In a 29-page decision, the ASLB agreed with intervenors that the Calvert Cliffs-3 project would be in violation of the Atomic Energy Act's prohibition against foreign ownership, control or domination, and that the project's owner, UniStar Nuclear, is...

2012-07-26 06:21:20

End to Former "Flagships" of Sputtering U.S. "Nuclear Renaissance": Foreign Ownership Rules to Block Licensing of Calvert Cliffs 3 in MD, Nine Mile Point 3 in NY, and South Texas Project. WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts said today that they expect the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board to announce Friday that it will deny a license to the Calvert Cliffs 3 nuclear reactor project in Maryland. The same foreign ownership...

2012-07-12 06:22:08

Troubling Parallels Seen: The "U.S. Has the Same Colluding System Between Industry, Regulators and Government" WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same underlying "man-made" problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the...

2011-08-02 12:32:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, August 7, an all-star line-up will perform a benefit concert for Musicians United for Safe Energy at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA; showtime is 3 p.m. The event supports disaster relief efforts in Japan and organizations worldwide working to promote clean, safe energy and appropriate technologies toward a non-nuclear future. The presenting sponsor, VantagePoint Capital Partners (www.vpcp.com), is the leading global...

2011-03-25 12:12:00

Why Aren't Japanese and American Citizens Getting All the Facts? "Extreme" Step Seen As Indication of Much Higher Radiation Levels Than Revealed So Far by NRC, Japanese Government WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three groups - Friends of the Earth (FOE), the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) - announced today that they have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get to the bottom of what led...

2010-10-14 14:59:00

Experts: South Texas Project and V.C. Summer Reactor Trapped by Same "Powerful Undertow" of Unfavorable Economics, Cheap Natural Gas, Slumping Demand and Runaway Construction Costs That Caused the Collapse of Calvert Cliffs-3. WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same combination of forces that brought down Constellation Energy's Calvert Cliffs-3 nuclear reactor are already well along in the process of undermining the two major remaining federal loan guarantee applicants:...

2010-07-01 10:00:00

Taxpayer-Backed Nuclear Loan Guarantees Make July 4th "Energy Non-Independence Day"; 2 of 3 Leading Loan Guarantees Candidates Have Major Foreign Ownership, Large Reactor Component Construction Jobs Are Overseas. WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The notion that taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for more nuclear power means energy independence in the United States is a hoax that could cost unwary U.S. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars while richly benefiting profitable...