Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and pursue the development of emission-free nuclear power.
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.
Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby powered down one of its two generating units Thursday night after a leak was discovered in the coolant system keeping the pressurized water reactor from overheating, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
Maryland hasn't had a new power plant of any significance built in over a decade — one reason it imports more electricity than almost any other state, racking up extra charges for consumers. But now new plants are coming.
A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Thursday morning caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s parent said Wednesday that it has struck a $6.9 billion deal to acquire Pepco Holdings Inc., 17 years after BGE walked away from a protracted effort to buy its southern neighbor.
Given the level of control these meters are theoretically capable of handing over to the power company, and the track record of the power industry over those years, however, it's reasonable for people to be a bit agitated by the change.
Thousands of scientists and researchers federal agencies have been hired in recent years under special hiring authority intended to help the government compete with the private sector for senior leadership positions. Government watchdogs warn, however, that officials must use the powers judiciously.
Harford County's Emergency Operations Center a few miles north of Bel Air was packed Tuesday, as county, state and municipal emergency officials responded to an attack on the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in nearby Delta, Pa.
Right now, as the drama unfolds in Crimea, millions of Marylanders are facing the possible imposition of new and disruptive gas pipelines and compressor stations across much of their state. The gas would come from controversial "hydraulic fracturing" — or fracking — wells spread across the Appalachian region. It would be piped through Maryland to a massive $3.8 billion "liquefaction" plant for natural gas at a place called Cove Point right on the Chesapeake Bay.
A 211-ton atomic reactor traveled through Harford County from the docks at Havre de Grace to Peach Bottom, Pa. The commercial nuclear power station that moved along at 2 miles an hour, left Havre de Grace on a Thursday and arrived at the Peach Bottom plant on the following Wednesday.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that it is conducting a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland after an electrical malfunction caused the two reactors there to shut down.
John Guy Cesare Jr., a utility engineer who earned degrees in both the nuclear field and in theology, who served aboard Navy submarines in the Cold War who later volunteered for Baltimore's poor and homeless, died of cancer Jan. 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Roland Park resident was 64.
Although the previous weekend's snowy weather forced organizers of the 35th Annual Delta Christmas Fair to cancel the home tour portion of the event, participating homeowners still campaigned for the event to be held Sunday, allowing visitors to northern Harford County and southern York County, Pa., to see a variety of homes and historic sites that were decorated for Christmas.
Across federal agencies, 59 percent of workers said they feel satisfied with their job, according to the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. That indicator dropped four points, from 63 percent, last year and is down seven points from 2011. This year's results showed that nearly all respondents indicated that they were willing to put in extra effort at their jobs and that they feel their work is important — but year-to-year comparisons show a significant decline in satisfaction.
The nuclear accord reached in Geneva last month has sparked a robust debate in the U.S. and around the world. Was the agreement a major achievement in preventing Tehran from obtaining the nuclear bomb, or does it leave the regime's nuclear apparatus intact? Well, if you ask the ayatollahs, the world has at last recognized their "right" to enrich uranium.
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services will hold a public forum with Harford County Emergency Manager Rick Ayers on Friday, November 1. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of North Harford High School and will begin at 7 p.m.
A new government report raises questions about the consistency of federal nuclear power plant oversight, noting regional disparities in the frequency with which plants - including Maryland's Calvert Cliffs - have been cited for safety problems or violations.
The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland shut down one of its two reactors Thursday after a control rod assembly malfunctioned during testing, federal safety regulators announced.
Regulators said Monday that they will hear about the performance of Constellation Nuclear Energy Group power plants next week — including Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland — in a public meeting in Baltimore.
Harford County's first sewage "pond" was completed at the Bel Forest subdivision north of Bel Air. The local pond had 2.12 acres of water surface and was three feet deep and would contain 1.62 million gallons of water. The pond was designed by Buchart-Horn of York, Pa., and was to be used by 30 homes, discharging 400 gallons per house per day. The sewage pond was only temporary until the Metropolitan Commission could make plans for a large sewer line to connect with the Bel Air water system.
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.
Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland restarted one of its two reactors Thursday after fixing the mechanical problem that caused its shutdown two days earlier, a Constellation spokesman said. The two-day outage was the second for Unit 2 in two weeks.