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Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday

Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday The oldest operating nuclear plant in the nation is set to retire on Monday. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, which is 50 miles east of Philadelphia, will stop producing electricity shy of 50 years of production. According to a release for the U.S. Energy Information … Continue reading Oldest operating nuclear plant in country to retire Monday

Coal and nuclear industries: Avoiding the duct-tape solution

Coal and nuclear industries: Avoiding the duct-tape solution We’ve all been there. Something breaks in your home or knocks your car bumper loose, so you turn to every American’s trusted helper: duct tape. But while duct tape may offer an easier, quick-fix solution, it doesn’t fully solve your problem, no matter how many new layers … Continue reading Coal and nuclear industries: Avoiding the duct-tape solution

#FES to close all coal – fired & nuclear power plants

FES to close all coal-fired & nuclear power plants FirstEnergy Solutions says it intends to close its last coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania and Ohio in 2021-2022, although those decisions could be reversed if the Ohio-based company were to get a federal bailout via the Trump administration, Kallanish Energy reports. The bankrupt company is closing … Continue reading #FES to close all coal – fired & nuclear power plants

Energy Department teams up with #Bill_Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market

Energy Department teams up with Bill Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market The Energy Department is participating in major push with electric utility Southern and a company founded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates to develop small nuclear power reactors that are less expensive and more efficient than their much larger cousins. “Molten salt reactors … Continue reading Energy Department teams up with #Bill_Gates to move mini-nuclear plants to market

#FirstEnergy Solutions Reluctantly files First Steps to Shutting down Nuclear Plants

FirstEnergy Solutions Reluctantly files First Steps to Shutting down Nuclear Plants FirstEnergy Solutions has submitted a regulatory filing that may be the first official step in the unwanted deactivation of its three nuclear power plants over two years. The company Wednesday announced it has submitted certified fuel handler training and retraining program details to the … Continue reading #FirstEnergy Solutions Reluctantly files First Steps to Shutting down Nuclear Plants

Unit 1 at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Begins Brief Maintenance Outage

Unit 1 at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Begins Brief Maintenance Outage BERWICK, Pa., Aug. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Operators at the Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected the Unit 1 reactor from the electrical grid on Saturday, August 18 to perform a brief, proactive maintenance outage. “Susquehanna’s maintenance professionals will be restoring redundancy to a … Continue reading Unit 1 at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Begins Brief Maintenance Outage

#Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in #Idaho

Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project, a high-ranking federal official said this week at a conference. Members of the … Continue reading #Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in #Idaho

Lake County commissioner responds to claim that he doesn’t support Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Lake County commissioner responds to claim that he doesn’t support Perry Nuclear Power Plant Perry Township trustees’ vote to appoint the community’s proxy for the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council’s annual meeting turned out to be anything but routine. Trustees, at their Aug. 14 meeting, considered a motion to approve Lake County Commissioner Dan Troy … Continue reading Lake County commissioner responds to claim that he doesn’t support Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Exelon Corp. proposes shipping nuclear waste by road through Port Huron

Exelon Corp. proposes shipping nuclear waste by road through Port Huron Route is under review by NRC Federal officials are considering approving a highway shipping route for high-level nuclear waste between the LaSalle nuclear reactors in Illinois and the city of Port Huron — and environmental groups are concerned. Owned by the Exelon Corp., LaSalle’s … Continue reading Exelon Corp. proposes shipping nuclear waste by road through Port Huron