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Latest South Texas Nuclear Generating Station Stories

2013-05-01 16:25:32

AUSTIN, Texas, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --On Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) told judges overseeing the licensing case for two proposed South Texas Project nuclear reactors that the applicant (NINA) is subject to foreign ownership control or domination requirements and does not meet the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act in this regard. This will help licensing opponents in the hearing that is anticipated this fall. "This NRC notice is great for us as...

2013-01-11 12:21:10

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A fire that shot 50 foot flames into the air erupted January 8(th) in the main transformer at the South Texas Project site near Bay City, Texas, about 90 miles southwest of Houston. Reactor 2, which was out of commission for five winter months in 2011-2012, has not been operating since the fire. The fire occurred just one week prior to a hearing on re-licensing the two South Texas Project reactors, which will be held January 15(th)...

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...

2012-02-23 09:00:00

Industry Group Spreading Falsehoods About Viability of Controversial Nuclear Project WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) believed to be just days away from awarding a $8.33 billion taxpayer-backed loan guarantee to Southern Company/Georgia Power and their utility partners for the proposed Vogtle reactors in Georgia, concerned groups are warning that several falsehoods are being spread about the risks faced by U.S. taxpayers. In...

2011-10-01 17:13:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Opponents of two proposed South Texas Project nuclear reactors received a favorable order from Atomic Safety and Licensing Board judges allowing a full hearing to proceed regarding the project's foreign ownership. Licensing efforts may be impacted as a result. In April, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission told Unistar Nuclear Energy it could not get an operating license for its planned reactor at Calvert Cliffs in Maryland because it was...

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:...

2010-04-20 17:34:00

BELOIT, Wis., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO) company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract to supply six safety related Fairbanks Morse Colt-Pielstick PC2.6B Emergency Diesel Generator sets (EDGs) to Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corp. (TANE) for installation at Units 3 & 4 of the STP Nuclear Operating Company in Matagorda County, Texas. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100420/CL90254 ) The EDGs...

2008-09-23 15:00:29

Fitch has assigned an 'AA+' rating to San Antonio, Texas' (the city) $319.44 million of electric and gas systems revenue bonds, new series 2008A, issued on behalf of CPS Energy. Proceeds of the new series 2008A bonds will refund outstanding Series 1998A bonds for savings. The bonds are expected to price on Oct. 7, 2008. Fitch also affirms the 'AA+' long-term rating on CPS Energy's outstanding senior ($2.9 billion) and subordinate ($402 million) bonds and the 'F1+' rating on outstanding...