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Stanford/MIT Study: Keeping Diablo Nuclear Plant Open Would Save Billions, Help Meet Emissions Goals

Stanford/MIT Study: Keeping Diablo Nuclear Plant Open Would Save Billions, Help Meet Emissions Goals – California Globe A new Stanford University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study released on Monday found that an extending the life of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant past it’s planned 2025 closure date would help the state greatly reduce carbon emissions …

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PG&E completes decommissioning process, ends nuclear facility license

PG&E completes decommissioning process, ends nuclear facility license Following a years-long effort to decommission the former nuclear power plant in Humboldt Bay, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. recently filed a request with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to terminate the power plant’s license marking a “major milestone” for the Humboldt County community.

NRC officials say leaking casks are responsibility of NorthStar

NRC officials say leaking casks are responsibility of NorthStar BRATTLEBORO – If Vermont Yankee’s radioactive waste casks start leaking, it’ll be up to the plant owner to figure what to do. That’s the word from two key officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who on Monday said NorthStar Group Services will determine a course of …

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Decommissioning Panel Weighs Options for Pilgrim Waste Storage

Decommissioning Panel Weighs Options for Pilgrim Waste Storage PLYMOUTH – During a recent meeting of the Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel, Plymouth/Barnstable State Senator Susan Moran highlighted the need for federal guidance in the decommissioning of nuclear power plants like the ongoing efforts at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

Project delays plague company seeking to buy Kewaunee nuclear plant

Project delays plague company seeking to buy Kewaunee nuclear plant But last month EnergySolutions requested another year to complete the transfer after the NRC sent a 38-page letter seeking additional information about unexplained radioactive contamination at the site. The cleanup has cost at least $658 million so far, leaving just $5.3 million in the decommissioning …

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Pilgrim’s Progress: The Pace Of Decommissioning Plymouth’s Nuclear Plant Picks Up

Pilgrim’s Progress: The Pace Of Decommissioning Plymouth’s Nuclear Plant Picks Up Just before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth is expected to reach a historic milestone. All the radioactive fuel that generated electricity – and controversy – for nearly halfa century will finally be removed from the reactor building. It will be stored …

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Economic study to analyze impact of Palisades closure

Economic study to analyze impact of Palisades closure COVERT – In less than a year, the economic landscape of Van Buren County is expected to change significantly with the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. In an effort to identify potential problems, the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission plans to conduct a study to determine …

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Nuke plant decision coming down to the wire

Nuke plant decision coming down to the wire While a new energy legislation aimed at saving the Byron nuclear power station makes its way through the process in Springfield, Exelon said the plant is scheduled to run out of fuel and close on Sept. 13. The Illinois Senate passed SB 18 in the early morning …

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