The U.S. Energy Department will complete $6.5 billion in loan guarantees tomorrow for two nuclear reactors being built at Southern Co.’s Vogtle plant in Georgia, four years after conditionally backing the project.
Daniel Wilson, a former chemistry manager at Indian Point, the nuclear power plant closest to New York City, was ordered to serve 18 months of probation for faking test results to hide regulatory violations.
New Jersey challenged the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s extension of the time allowed for storing spent nuclear fuel at power plants to 60 years from 30, saying the agency failed to consider health and safety risks.
U.S. Senate Energy Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman, a New Mexico Democrat, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that while the nuclear emergency in Japan is “very significant and serious,” it is no repeat of the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine 25 years ago.
A federal court put a gridlocked U.S. Congress, already wrestling with shrinking budgets, back in the debate over Yucca Mountain, the multibillion dollar nuclear waste site abandoned by the Obama administration.
A decision on whether to compel the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to rule on plans for storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain was put off by an appeals court after the agency said it lacked funds to complete the process.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission must continue reviewing a license application for a nuclear-waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain, a federal appeals court ruled in a potential blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to shut the facility.