Planning & Economic Development

Germany shuts down half of its 6 remaining nuclear plants

Germany shuts down half of its 6 remaining nuclear plants | AP News BERLIN (AP) – Germany on Friday shut down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decades-long use of atomic power. The decision to phase out nuclear power …

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Union leader’s jobs warning as nuclear plant closes down

Union leader’s jobs warning as nuclear plant closes down A leading trade union has warned that the Scottish government’s opposition to nuclear energy is costing jobs and investment, and called for funding to support a new generation of small reactors. The warning from GMB leader Gary Smith comes amid confirmation that Scotland’s nuclear power generation …

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Inside the $5 billion demolition of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant

Inside the $5 billion demolition of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant The vertical steel tendons that strengthened the iconic twin domes so they could withstand the extraordinary pressure of a reactor accident? They’re gone. The four-story office building with employee cafeteria, storage space and unparalleled views of the Pacific? That’s gone, too. The demineralizers …

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Palisades nuclear power plant near Covert to be decommissioned

Palisades nuclear power plant near Covert to be decommissioned by: Madalyn Buursma Posted: / Updated: COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the license transfer for the Palisades and Big Rock Point nuclear power plants. Entergy Nuclear Operations currently holds the license for Palisades in Covert Township and the already decommissioned …

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PG&E Reactor Officially Decommissioned, Nuclear Waste Not

PG&E Reactor Officially Decommissioned, Nuclear Waste Not click to enlarge PG&E’s Humboldt Nuclear Power Plant reactor site was deemed fully cleaned up by the Nucle ar Regulatory Commission today. While the federal government no longer has oversight over that part of the site – “none at all,” said commission spokesperson David McIntyre – the spent …

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Flooding and Nuclear Waste Eat Away at a Tribe’s Ancestral Home

Flooding and Nuclear Waste Eat Away at a Tribe’s Ancestral Home The federal government allowed a stockpile of spent fuel on a Minnesota reservation to balloon even as a dam project whittled down the amount of livable land. For decades, chronic flooding and nuclear waste have encroached on the ancestral lands in southeastern Minnesota that …

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$6 Million Federal Grant Going To Cass County Industrial Park

$6 Million Federal Grant Going To Cass County Industrial Park A grant of $6 million has been announced for the Midwest Energy and Communications Southwest Michigan Advanced Research and Technology Park in Cassopolis. The grant will be used for the construction of road, sewer, and water infrastructure needed for the 234 acre industrial park. Congressman …

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Why nuclear plants are shutting down

Why nuclear plants are shutting down The infamous Indian Point nuclear plant, located roughly 30 miles north of Manhattan, shut down earlier this year. To many, the shutdown was a victory following decades of protests about safety and environmental concerns. Here’s the problem: When operating, Indian Point provided more electricity than is produced annually by …

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