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  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant cited for safety issue

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant cited for safety issue
    The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant have been cited for a miscalculation that federal safety inspectors said might have triggered an unnecessary evacuation or other emergency response to an insignificant radiation leak. The Nuclear...
  • Upgraded vent systems ordered for 31 nuclear reactors, including two at Peach Bottom

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it has ordered a venting upgrade for nearly a third of the reactors in the country, including ones at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station just north of Harford County. Peach Bottom, in Delta, Pa.,...
  • The danger of relying on nuclear power plants

    The danger of relying on nuclear power plants
    Norman Meadow's commentary promoting nuclear power over wind energy as a solution to climate change leaves out serious unsolved problems that wind does not present ("Nuclear blows away wind," Feb. 1). Huge piles of highly radioactive waste are sitting...
  • March: Redistricting protested; $60 million cancer center planned

    March: Redistricting protested; $60 million cancer center planned
    Bowing to pressure from angry parents, the school board approved 10 major changes to the redistricting plan it was scheduled to approve, then pushed a vote on the plan back by a week. Except for the students moving to Red Pump Elementary School, the...
  • Could fracking for natural gas be the cause of Tuesday's earthquake?

    If you compare a map of this country's fracking sites with one of U.S. nuclear power plants, you will see that on both maps the area from the Great Lakes to the East Coast is the area of greatest concentration for both, and they overlap. If you then...
  • U.S. energy policy: A slow national suicide

    U.S. energy policy: A slow national suicide
    In 1969, three unrelated events occurred that have since been combined with political bungling to slowly strangle the U.S. economy. Moammar Gadhafi overthrew King Idris of Libya. He nationalized Western oil company reserves with no retribution from the U....
  • Solar flares could force shuttle crew to take cover on space station

    Space weather forecasters are watching the development of a large spot on the sun - a region on the solar surface with a potential to hurl dangerous solar particles toward the crews of the shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station. They say...
  • Fukushima fallout: Resentment grows in nearby Japanese city

    IWAKI Japan (Reuters) - Like many of her neighbours, Satomi Inokoshi worries that her gritty hometown is being spoiled by the newcomers and the money that have rolled into Iwaki since the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost three and a half years ago....
  • Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery

    A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam. The flowing mass, looking like whipped cream but laced with plutonium,...
  • Insight - The cost of caring for Europe's elderly nuclear plants

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars. Nuclear power provides about a third of the...
  • West Coast waters still safe from radioactivity, but testing continues

    Remember all those headlines after the Fukushima reactor disaster in 2011? “The Coast Is Toast.” “Holy Fukushima – Radiation From Japan Is Already Killing North Americans.” “28 Signs That the West Coast Is Being...
  • South Korea suggests Northeast Asia nuclear safety group

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday urged the creation of a nuclear safety consultative group in Northeast Asia, given the high number of nuclear power plants in the region and public concerns over safety. South Korea...