When a serious charge against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is debunked by a Fox News anchor, you can be sure the charge is fake news, even if the charge is promoted by a second Fox News anchor named Sean Hannity.
This spring, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, by a wide margin, a bipartisan bill to let private companies establish interim facilities for storing spent fuel until reprocessing is revived in this country or a permanent repository becomes available. Used fuel, of course, is not nuclear waste. It contains valuable nuclear materials that could be reprocessed for further use in generating electricity, if not for a ban on reprocessing that President Jimmy Carter imposed in the
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved a request by UniStar Nuclear Energy, an arm of of French energy company Electricite de France, to withdraw its application for a license to operate a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby.
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 federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, on the Susquehanna River three miles north of the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania, carries at top safety rating from the agency's latest review.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has faulted the handling of a "near miss" incident at Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant last year, in which wind-driven snow triggered a series of malfunctions that shut both reactors down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues from Baltimore harbor dredging to pre-school classrooms to the Eastern Shore's poultry industry.
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.
A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the state.
By By Robbie Feinberg and Christopher Neely and Peter Sclafani
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.
In the coming years, the government's senior executives — top-tier career federal employees — could leave in droves. But the authors of a new report say most federal agencies are not doing enough to prepare their potential replacements.
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.
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.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission upheld a decision Monday preventing a French company from building a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Southern Maryland, but it offered a glimmer of hope to the project's proponents.