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12.08.2014

Workers at an aging uranium processing facility at the Energy Department’s Y-12 plant in Tennessee recently discovered that radioactive material was ejected from one of its stacks, spreading low-level contamination across a large area of Building...

12.08.2014

In a gloomy prediction filed last month, a construction monitor working for the state said a Georgia Power-led consortium is not likely to meet planned in-service dates for two reactors under construction at the Alvin Vogtle plant and that—given recent...

12.04.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

More than a dozen Nuclear Regulatory Commission staffers are protesting a majority staff proposal that they say would inappropriately weaken recommendations made after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster that could require reactor operators to boost...

12.04.2014

Following heavy criticism of the lab’s role in a radioactive waste accident at the agency’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, Energy Department officials Wednesday outlined a two-year transition plan for transferring management of nuclear cleanup and...

12.03.2014

With Republican members of the panel boycotting the proceeding, the Democratic-controlled Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted Tuesday to move Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Jeffery Baran closer to a longer term in office at the agency. The...

12.03.2014

The Energy Department this week named Stacy Charboneau as manager of its Hanford site office, saying she would bring more than 20 years of experience overseeing nuclear cleanup operations in other senior DOE posts at the eastern Washington nuclear facility...

12.02.2014

In another indication the embattled project may survive, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on November 13 extended the completion deadline for the long-delayed Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Energy Department’s Savannah River Site for 10...

11.26.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

A grand jury last week indicted two former officials of Alternate Energy Holdings Inc.—the backer of a long-stalled Idaho nuclear plant project—with 14 counts of securities fraud, conspiracy, wire fraud, filing false tax returns and making false...

11.25.2014 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In a sudden flare-up in the region’s already contentious effort to resolve natural gas shortages, New England’s governors say the region’s power generators have taken an “offensive” and self-serving stance to maintain the status...

11.25.2014

In a potentially major advance for its efforts to sell nuclear reactors overseas, Westinghouse Electric Co. announced Monday the signing of an agreement with China’s state-owned nuclear power company and Turkey’s government-controlled power...


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