Travelers gripe about having to remove shoes while going through airport security. But imagine being the Transportation Security Administration screener who has to deal with thousands of grumpy passengers daily or must rummage through strangers' dirty underwear to look for items that could blow up a plane.
A proposed new reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland faces a major new roadblock, with federal regulators threatening to shelve the troubled $9.6 billion project unless the French-controlled developer comes up with a U.S. partner in the next two months.
Federal regulators on Thursday denied a license to the French-controlled operator of a proposed third nuclear reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland, giving the company 60 days to find a U.S. partner before terminating proceedings on the project entirely.
Operators of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland have shut down one of the two reactors there because a control rod unexpectedly dropped into the reactor core, causing a reduction in power generation, a plant spokesman said Monday.
Constellation Energy Group, which is selling itself to Exelon Corp., reported Friday a loss in the fourth quarter in what is expected to be the energy giant's last earnings release as a publicly traded Baltimore company.
The state Board of Public Works gave its unanimous approval Wednesday to a wetlands dredging permit for a company that hopes to build a third nuclear reactor at the Calvert Cliffs power plant in Southern Maryland even though the project is far from getting off the ground.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said that BGE customers would benefit more from the creation of new power in Maryland than the immediate $100 rate credit if the proposed merger between Constellation and Exelon approved.
Marylanders went into "recovery mode" today as residents and emergency crews began to assess the damage from Hurricane Irene, which pounded areas with up to a foot of rain and cut power to hundreds of thousands, but caused no significant flooding.
Workers at Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in Southern Maryland were working Sunday afternoon to bring a reactor online after it was shut down late Saturday when a piece of debris tossed by heavy winds from Hurricane Irene damaged a transformer.
Hurricane Irene fell short of the doomsday predictions of record-breaking storm surges in North Carolina and Virginia when it lumbered ashore. But a slow-crawling storm that spread out hundreds of miles was still hurling heavy rain and high winds at a wide swath of the East Coast a day after its first U.S. landfall, vexing officials attempting to gauge the full damage toll on the region.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a $3,500 fine on a Virginia company for the temporary loss at the Fort George G. Meade Army Base of a device that contained a small amount of radioactive material.
A critic of Constellation Energy Group's proposed merger with Chicago-based Exelon Corp. wants the two companies to provide $810 million in incentives to Maryland ratepayers and other stakeholders as part of their deal.
Tucked behind a ruined grain elevator at a pier along an industrial stretch of Baltimore's waterfront lies a still-gleaming white vessel that was once one of the nation's proudest maritime achievements — the only nuclear cargo and passenger ship ever built in the United States.