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2011-04-14 10:00:00

Public Citizen, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace Among Those Urging NRC to Delay Licensing While NRC and Presidential Commission Conduct a Full Study of Implications of Japan Reactor Crisis. WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 45 groups and individuals from across the nation are formally asking the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to immediately suspend all licensing and other activities at 21 proposed nuclear...

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2011-03-23 11:14:53

Amid the ongoing nuclear emergency in Japan, public support for the increased use of nuclear power has slipped in the United States. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press reports that 39% of the public favors promoting the increased use of nuclear power, while 52% are opposed. In October 2010, it was a tie at 47% of the population in favor and 47% opposed. On March 15-16, 2011, the Civil Society Institute (CSI) and ORC International conducted a telephone survey of 814 adults...

2011-03-22 09:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual vigil in remembrance of the disaster at Three Mile Island will be held as usual starting at 3:15 A.M. at the North Gate of Three Mile Island. This will be the 32nd vigil since the accident in 1979 when T.M.I. Unit #1's core melted down. TIME: Start at 3:15 A.M. DATE: March 28, 2011 PLACE: North gate of Three Mile Island, 2 miles south of Middletown, PA on route 441 DEDICATION: This year the vigil is dedicated to the...

2011-03-17 10:28:00

Visit ReadyPA.org for Tips to Prepare For Variety of Emergencies HARRISBURG, Pa., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the state departments of Environmental Protection and Health are working with federal partners to monitor the situation at Japan's damaged nuclear reactors. "We receive regular updates from federal agencies that are working closely with the Japanese authorities," said PEMA Director Glenn M. Cannon. "At this point, the...

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2009-06-27 10:45:00

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released a statement on Friday announcing the completion of the environmental section of the license renewal proceeding for Exelon Corp's 786-megawatt Unit 1 at the Three Mile Island nuclear power station in Pennsylvania, Reuters reported. It concluded that an additional 20 years of operation would present no environmental impacts. Unit 1's current license expires on April 19, 2014. But the renewal will extend the reactor's operating life until...

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2006-04-20 00:00:00

By Jon Hurdle MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania -- Four giant cooling towers loom over the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, reminders of the fears and hopes surrounding an industry that may help cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Two towers stand quiet, idle since a partial meltdown in a reactor almost 30 years ago in the nation's worst nuclear accident. Two others belch steam from an active reactor, providing cheap electricity to 400,000 homes. Unlike the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine -- which will...

2006-02-28 20:50:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pennsylvania conducted surprise inspections at its five nuclear plants after learning that a shift supervisor had fallen asleep at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, a spokesman for Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell said on Tuesday. All five plants passed the inspections, officials said. The 1979 accident at Three Mile Island accident shocked the nation and brought new construction of nuclear...


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