Exelon Corp. said Tuesday it will close the infamous Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in 2019, a decade and a half ahead of its scheduled retirement, unless Pennsylvania offers clean energy subsidies to nuclear generation.
Sen. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, have introduced legislation in the Senate and the House of Representatives that would tie the president's power to launch a nuclear first strike to a prior congressional authorization. Among the co-sponsors of the bill is Maryland's Sen. Chris Van Hollen. This legislation would ensure that this president, and future presidents, cannot make the decision to initiate the use of nuclear weapons in a matter of
The Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC), an agency within Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has recommended that schools reduce or eliminate students' exposure to Wi-Fi because it believes wireless signals might cause cancer. This is pure, unadulterated junk science. At least three separate, major areas of scientific knowledge can unambiguously confirm that wireless radiation is completely safe.
The first real crisis of a Trump presidency is likely to come from the world's most isolated nation, North Korea. And the president-elect will soon learn that it is Chinese power and influence he will need to deal with North Korea and the threat posed by its nuclear weapons program.
January is Radon Action Month, as promoted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a campaign designed to encourage homeowners to take simple steps to ensure they are not being exposed to the radioactive gas, which can cause lung cancer
To avert disasters like the one that crippled a nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, four years ago, U.S. nuclear plants are building hardened FLEX warehouses to hold emergency gear to keep their facilities safe if hit by natural or man-made forces, including earthquakes, flooding and storms.
The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant will face increased regulatory oversight after an August finding that a miscalculation on the operators' part could have led to an unnecessary emergency response to an insignificant radiation leak.
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 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.
The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline is one in a long series of decisions that has strangled the nation's economy, tied our fortunes to Middle East oil and ceded the advantage to China and other Asian economies.