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NRC meeting in SLO to cover new nuclear plant decommissioning rules

NRC meeting in SLO to cover new nuclear plant decommissioning rules Apr. 22-Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold an in-person public meeting May 4 in San Luis Obispo to present the agency’s proposed regulations for nuclear power plants moving from operating status to decommissioning. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

Whitmer requests federal funds to stop Palisades plant closure

Whitmer requests federal funds to stop Palisades plant closure COVERT – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is asking for federal dollars to prevent the closure of Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. The governor sent a letter to the Department of Energy on Wednesday, asking that funds from the $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit program be used to prevent …

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Whitmer backs federal aid to stop closure of Palisades nuclear plant

Whitmer backs federal aid to stop closure of Palisades nuclear plant Michigan officials are racing to take advantage of newly announced federal funding that could ensure the continued operation of Palisades Power Plant, a west Michigan nuclear energy plant slated for closure at the end of May. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her intention to support …

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Palisades owner details upcoming job losses tied to nuclear plant closure

Palisades owner details upcoming job losses tied to nuclear plant closure COVERT – The owner of the Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan disclosed last week that 184 jobs will be eliminated soon after the plant permanently closes on May 31. COVERT – The owner of the Palisades nuclear power plant in Southwest Michigan …

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Diablo Canyon will go offline in 3 years — here’s what will happen to its recent spent fuel Read more at: https://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article260179535.html#storylink=cpy

Diablo Canyon will go offline in 3 years – here’s what will happen to its recent spent fuel Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is roughly three years away from its scheduled closure, and decommissioning activities are ongoing – including deciding how the most recent nuclear waste will be dealt with once the plant goes offline …

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PUBLIC INFO MEETING TO EXAMINE PPUBLIC INFO MEETING TO EXAMINE PALISADES SHUTDOWN & ECONOMIC IMPACTALISADES SHUTDOWN & ECONOMIC IMPACT

Public Info Meeting To Examine Palisades Shutdown & Economic Impact The coming permanent shutdown of the Palisades Nuclear Plant and the economic impact of that move are increasingly taking up ‘mindspace’ of Van Buren County government leaders and business people. There’s a committee to analyze and communicate the facts to local citizens. And that panel …

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Sale of former Kewaunee nuclear plant approved

Sale of former Kewaunee nuclear plant approved KEWAUNEE (WLUK) – The sale of the former Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant has been approved, according to the federal government, in a move that’s expected to speed up the demolition of the former facility. The Kewaunee nuclear power plant was a pressurized water reactor located in the town …

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43 years after TMI accident, decommissioning process underway

43 years after TMI accident, decommissioning process underway LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) – Forty-three years ago, Three Mile Island in Dauphin County became the site of a nuclear accident that captured worldwide attention and is considered the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history. The 1979 partial meltdown in the Unit 2 reactor was the …

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Nuclear Group Seeking To Keep Palisades Open

Nuclear Group Seeking To Keep Palisades Open The Michigan and Ohio Section of the American Nuclear Society has sent a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer urging her and state lawmakers to reconsider the closure of the Palisades nuclear power plant in May. The organization representing engineers and scientists who work in the nuclear industry says …

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