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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...

2011-03-31 11:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled four nuclear reactors in Japan, Americans are displaying only a slight shift in their opinions on nuclear power, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll shows. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO ) The U.S. public is almost equally divided on whether or not more nuclear power plants should be built on American soil, with 41 percent supporting the idea and...

2011-03-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. nuclear energy industry will learn important lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident and "identify additional steps we can and will take to further improve safety at our nuclear plants," one of the industry's leaders told a U.S. Senate committee today. "U.S. nuclear power plants are safe. Still, we cannot be complacent about the accident at Fukushima," said William Levis, president and chief operating officer at PSEG Power...

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2011-03-30 06:10:00

Record-high measurements of contaminated seawater were discovered Tuesday near Japan's stricken Dai-Ichi nuclear facility, according to Japan's nuclear safety agency. Radioactive iodine 131 in seawater near the nuclear plant rose to 3,355 times the legal limit Tuesday afternoon, from 2,572 times earlier in the day, said Hidehiko Nishiyama, a spokesman for Japan's nuclear safety agency, in a briefing with reporters. Scientists say the problem will likely remain localized, but warn that such...

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...

2009-11-23 11:39:00

LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Outage workers at Three Mile Island Unit 1 who were sent home Saturday evening returned to work Sunday and today and normal outage work has resumed. About 150 workers stationed in the containment building of TMI Unit 1, which was shut down nearly a month ago for a planned refueling outage and steam generator replacement, were sent home late Saturday afternoon when monitors detected small amounts of airborne radiological contamination...

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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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