U.S. nuclear power plants are storing thousands of tons of spent atomic fuel that pose risks like those triggered in the Japan earthquake that has crews battling a potential meltdown of stored fuel, nuclear safety experts said.
U.S. nuclear power plants that store thousands of metric tons of spent atomic fuel pose risks of a crisis like the one unfolding in Japan , where crews are battling to prevent a meltdown of stored fuel, nuclear safety experts said.
The earthquake that rattled Dominion Resources Inc.’s North Anna power station is renewing a 40-year- old debate over whether a nuclear plant should be built over a dormant fault line there, threatening the company’s plans for a third reactor at the site.
Progress Energy Inc. , which plans to merge with Duke Energy Corp. to create the largest U.S. utility owner, led a list of 14 near-misses by U.S. nuclear plant operators last year, the Union of Concerned Scientists, a watchdog group, said today in a report .
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have signaled an effort to bar Nuclear Regulatory Commission member William Magwood from being chairman by excoriating him over an atomic-waste site, a safety advocate said.
The risk of floods and tornadoes is preventing investors in $1.8 billion of bonds of Nebraska’s biggest electricity provider from participating in the best year since 2008 for municipal debt of U.S. power companies.