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A Nuclear Power Plant Leaked Oil Into Lake Michigan For Up To 2 Months Straight

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

A leak at a nuclear power plant went undetected for weeks, allowing up to 2,000 gallons of oil to flow into Lake Michigan. Staff at the Cook Nuclea...

California Plant Owners Were Aware Of Mechanical Issues, Lawmakers Say

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green

By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The owner of a shuttered Southern California nuclear power plant was aware of problems...

NRC Halts Power Plant License Renewal Decisions

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Tuesday suspended issuing final decisions on new licenses and on license renewals for nuclear power plants unti...

Feds Reveal What Caused San Onofre Accident

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 08.18.2012 | Los Angeles

CAPISTRANO BEACH, Calif. — After months of investigation, federal regulators have determined that design flaws appear to be the cause of excessi...

Anti-Nuclear Activists Fight To Be Heard

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Activists who say federal regulators must do more to fix nuclear plant weaknesses exposed by the meltdowns last year in Japan argued T...

Iowa Nuclear Power Plant Likely To Be Built

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A legislator said Tuesday that he had struck a deal on a plan that would give MidAmerican Energy new incentives to build a n...

The Fukushima Accident's Legacy One Year Later

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

There's a world of difference between safety, acceptable risk, and too much risk. Nuclear power plants lie somewhere between the second and the third. Anyone who tells you they're unqualifyingly safe is blowing smoke. Hopefully it won't be radioactive.

Tests: No Radiation Increase After Nuclear Reactor Power Failure

AP | Posted 02.04.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Emergency Management Agency officials say lab tests show no measureable increase of radiation after steam was released t...

Officials Investigating Illinois Reactor Shutdown

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green

CHICAGO (AP) — A failed electrical insulator blamed for a power loss to a nuclear reactor in northern Illinois was replaced Tuesday, and the U.S. Nu...

Nuclear Reactor Back In Service

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | New York

BUCHANAN, N.Y. -- A nuclear reactor in New York City's suburbs is back in service after an eight-day shutdown to repair a pump that was leaking slight...

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Trial Wraps Up

AP | By DAVE GRAM | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- An Entergy Corp. lawyer argued Wednesday in the court battle over Vermont's refusal to extend the life of a nuclear power plant th...

All Shook Up on the East Coast

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

We just had an East Coast quake of 5.8 and these plants are designed to withstand quakes of a mere few tenths magnitude larger. Is that a safe margin?

Missouri River Flooding Alert Lifted By Nebraska Nuclear Plant

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green

BROWNVILLE, Neb. -- An alert issued at a southeast Nebraska nuclear power plant as rising floodwaters from the bloated Missouri River threatened its p...

Could Rupture of Aging Pipeline Ignite Nuclear Plant's Control Room?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

At the Indian Point nuclear power plant just north of New York City, anxieties often center on the potential consequences of a radiation release so close to so many people.

Alabama Nuclear Plant Cited For "Significant" Safety Problems

AP | By RAY HENRY | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green

ATLANTA -- Federal regulators ordered in-depth inspections Tuesday at a nuclear power plant run by the Tennessee Valley Authority in northern Alabama ...

Nuclear Industry's Trillion-Dollar Question

Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

PARIS (Muriel Boselli and Geert De Clercq) - In the inbox of Petr Zavodsky, director of nuclear power plant construction at Czech power group CEZ ar...

Would You Die To Save Your Country?

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I'm in awe when I read about the 50 heroic workers who have been fighting the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushia Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. I wondered what motivated them to give up their lives.

Battle-proof Wind Farms Survive Japan's Trial by Fire

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Despite assertions by its detractors that wind energy would not survive an earthquake or tsunami, the Japanese wind industry is still functioning and keeping the lights on during the Fuksuhima crisis.

How Bad Is The Nuclear Accident In Japan?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK (Scott DiSavino) – The Japanese nuclear safety agency rated the damage at a nuclear power plant at Fukushima at a four on a scale of one to...

Explosion At Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA and JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- An explosion at a nuclear power station tore down the walls of one building Saturday as smoke poured out and Japanese officials said ...

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Shuts Down After Malfunction

WPIX | WPIX NEWSROOM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A nuclear power reactor at Indian Point shut down automatically Monday after its main electrical generator malfunctioned....

Indian Point Nuke Plant Shut Down... Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) -- A nuclear power plant in the New York City suburbs is offline again because of a leak in an oil pipe. It's the fourth unplan...

Ryan Grim

Internal Memo: Nuclear Power Company Could Make A Billion A Year From Climate Change Law | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Exelon, the nation's largest nuclear power company, stands to rake in roughly an extra $1 billion to $1.5 billion a year if the House climate change b...

Feds Say Nuke Reactor Revival NOT Ready for Prime Time

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Despite millions of dollars of high-priced hype, the "new generation" of "standardized design" power plants actually does not exist. All cost estimates are completely up for grabs.

Power Producer Is First Applicant For Nuclear Reactor In Nearly 30 Years

AP | DAN CATERINICCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Power producer NRG Energy Inc. is expected on Tuesday to submit the first application for a new nuclear reactor in the U.S. in nearly 30 years. NRG's...