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08.17.2015 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Becoming the first state to impose special surcharges to support a money-losing nuclear plant for reliability reasons, the New York Public Service Commission last week approved Rochester Gas & Electric’s request to begin temporarily collecting money...

08.17.2015

Athough the utility does not agree with the numbers, Virginia’s ratepayer advocate told state regulators last month that Dominion’s project to build a new GE-Hitachi reactor at its North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia could cost $19.4 billion to...

08.14.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Ending a five-year fight that spotlighted “safety culture” problems at the Energy Department’s Hanford site, a DOE contractor this week paid $4.1 million to settle retaliation claims by Walter Tamosaitis, a former senior employee who claimed...

08.14.2015

In another step forward for the Yucca Mountain project despite Obama administration efforts to sink it, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission late Thursday released a draft supplemental environmental assessment that foresees “small” effects on nearby...

08.13.2015 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

Over strong objections from the region’s governors, New England’s grid operator is proposing to dramatically expand its “winter reliability” program for the coming heating season by providing out-of-market payments for the first time...

08.13.2015

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Wednesday that Victor McCree, regional administrator for its Southeast office and a 28-year NRC employee, has been selected by the commission to be the agency’s next executive director for operations, its top...

08.12.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

In response to a request for regulatory guidance from Texas, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has recommended the agency allow the state to license and regulate disposal of the hottest form of low-level nuclear waste at Waste Control Specialists’...

08.12.2015

Further increasing pressure on California regulators to vacate the agreement, the California Office of Ratepayer Advocates Monday withdrew its support for the $4.7 billion settlement to allocate the costs of shutting down the San Onofre nuclear power plant...

08.11.2015 | BY JEFF BEATTIE

In a little-known financial dispute that threatens to further delay the high-profile nuclear expansion, the two companies collaborating on the construction of two new reactors at Southern Co.’s Vogtle nuclear plant are fighting with each other—as...

08.10.2015 | BY GEORGE LOBSENZ

Nearly two years after it was galvanized into action by a significant radioactive leak from the facility, the Energy Department announced last week that a cleanup contactor at its Savannah River Site has completed sealing the roof over 12 low-level nuclear...


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