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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...

2013-02-07 12:20:01

Tsukuba, Japan, Feb 7, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Radioactive leaks, such as at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, contaminate the local environment. Contamination of soil and water by the radioactive form of caesium is a major problem, since it persists for a long time; levels of radioactivity reduce by half only every 30 years. Effective detection and removal of radiocaesium would accelerate recovery of the environment.Current detection methods can only localise contamination on a...

2013-02-05 16:21:42

Implications for Levy County Reactor Project Discussed WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Cooper -- a leading U.S. expert on nuclear reactor financing who has testified at several Florida PSC hearings since 2009 - is available this afternoon to comment on the announcement by Duke Energy of plans to close their Crystal River nuclear reactor. He issued the following statement today: "The closure of the Crystal River plant should come as no surprise. The company's...

2012-11-26 12:30:15

AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), today announced that Peter P. Sena III, currently president and chief operating officer, has been elected president and chief nuclear officer of FENOC. In his new position, Sena will provide overall guidance and strategy to the FENOC nuclear fleet and interface with industry leadership to drive high standards and best practices that enhance...

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...

2012-10-09 04:00:23

Radiation safety and worker protection firm Dade Moeller announces its expanded role at the Hanford nuclear site, providing technical direction and operation of the radiation dosimetry program components of the site´s radiological site services (RSS) Richland, WA (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Radiation safety and worker protection firm Dade Moeller announces its expanded role at the Hanford nuclear site, providing technical direction and operation of the radiation dosimetry program...

Nuclear Plants At Risk For Tsunamis
2012-09-22 06:21:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In March 2011, Japan was hit with a tsunami as a result of a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake. The tsunami waves reached heights of 133 feet and traveled about 10 kilometers inland. The earthquake was so enormous that it actually shifted the main island of Japan 8 feet east and shifted the Earth on its axis by 4 — 10 inches. As if that weren't bad enough, the tsunami caused the largest nuclear disaster since the...

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...

Japanese Nuclear Disaster Could Cause More Deaths
2012-07-18 11:17:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Based on recent findings, researchers from Stanford University believe that radiation stemming from Japan´s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster may eventually lead to anywhere from 15 to 1,3000 deaths, with 24 to 2,500 due to cancer, in the country. The results of the project differ from previous studies that stated that the radioactive release from the nuclear disaster would not lead to significant health effects. The...