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Ohio Nuclear Engineer Convicted of Lying About Cracks in Reactor

Ohio Nuclear Engineer Convicted of Lying About Cracks in Reactor

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – At Oak Harbor, Ohio, 21 miles southeast of the city of Toledo, lies the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, where a hole the size of a football was discovered in the head of the nuclear reactor vessel in March 2002. Today, a federal jury in Toledo convicted a former…

Progress Energy Wins $82 Million in Spent Nuclear Fuel Ruling

Progress Energy Wins $82 Million in Spent Nuclear Fuel Ruling

RALEIGH, North Carolina, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled that Progress Energy should be paid $82.8 million for costs incurred as a result of the federal government’s failure to accept spent nuclear fuel from the utility. The award covers the costs incurred by Progress Energy to activate fuel…

Navajo Challenge Uranium Mining Permit on Tribal Lands

Navajo Challenge Uranium Mining Permit on Tribal Lands

SANTA FE, New Mexico, April 19, 2008 (ENS) – For the first time in history, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, will be challenged in federal appeals court for its approval of a source materials license for an in situ leach uranium mine. The Navajo communities of Crownpoint and Church Rock, New Mexico will fight the…

U.S. Company Seeks Permit to Import Nuclear Waste

U.S. Company Seeks Permit to Import Nuclear Waste

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – Bart Gordon, the Tennessee Democrat who chairs the House Committee on Science and Technology, does not want the United States to receive low-level radioactive waste from Italy, process it in Tennessee and dispose of it in a Utah waste site. He says acceptance of the waste would put…

U.S. Nuclear Waste Repository Foes Speak Out

U.S. Nuclear Waste Repository Foes Speak Out

TAKOMA PARK, Maryland, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – A dozen national organizations, joined by 68 state and local grassroots groups from across the country, filed comments with the U.S. Department of Energy Thursday in opposition to the high-level radioactive waste repository planned for Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The groups also oppose shipping thousands of tons of…

New Jersey Benefits From Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Relicensing

New Jersey Benefits From Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant Relicensing

TRENTON, New Jersey, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – The state of New Jersey has secured a habitat restoration and public access enhancement project for Barnegat Bay as a result of the federal government’s process for the proposed re-licensing of the Oyster Creek nuclear generating station in Lacey Township. “The mitigation efforts we are requiring will…

Citizens Petition to Halt Flawed U.S. Nuclear Plant Relicensing

Citizens Petition to Halt Flawed U.S. Nuclear Plant Relicensing

WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2008 (ENS) – Nine citizens’ groups today petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, to suspend all license renewals for the country’s aging nuclear power plants in view of a federal audit showing that NRC staff often did not verify the authenticity of technical safety information submitted by nuclear power plant operators.…