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2011-03-18 07:20:00

Radioactive particles leaking from Japan's disaster-stricken nuclear power plant have been flowing eastward across the Atlantic in low concentrations and are expected to reach the North American coast within days, according to a Swedish official on Thursday. But, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in Washington DC, said radioactivity would disperse over the long distance and it does not expect any harmful amounts to reach the United States. "We expect the United States to avoid any...

2008-10-13 09:00:42

US-based electric utility PPL has announced that its subsidiary has filed an application with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build and operate a new nuclear plant under consideration near Berwick, Pennsylvania. According to the company, the Bell Bend nuclear plant would be built near the company's existing two-unit Susquehanna nuclear power plant. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) review of the combined license application (COL) is expected to take three to four...

2008-09-22 09:00:50

Detroit Edison has submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission a combined license application for a possible new nuclear power plant at the site of the company's existing nuclear plant near Newport, Michigan. The license application is based on the GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy ESBWR (economic, simplified boiling water reactor), an advanced-design reactor that produces around 1,500MW. Detroit Edison has decided to base its application on this design after thoroughly evaluating numerous...


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