Latest Nuclear energy regulation News

NRC fines owner of former nuke plant for 2nd security lapse

Jan. 26, 2022 17:30 PM EST

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in as many months, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined the owners of a former New Jersey nuclear power plant for security-related violations. The agency said Wednesday it fined Jupiter, Florida-based Holtec...

Coal-dependent WVa moves toward ending nuclear plant ban

Jan. 25, 2022 13:18 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Signaling an eagerness to diversify its energy offerings, coal-dependent West Virginia would eliminate a ban on nuclear power plants under a bill that passed the state Senate on Tuesday. The bill was approved on a 24-7 vote. Three senators did not vote. A...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 24, 2022 15:00 PM EST

Cleveland Plain Dealer. January 23, 2022. Editorial: Yet more evidence from FirstEnergy that Ohio’s utility regulation is broken In the latest development in Ohio’s utility regulation mess, an audit commissioned by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has found...

Xcel seeks change in radioactive waste storage in Red Wing

Jan. 03, 2022 11:39 AM EST

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Xcel Energy wants to change the way it stores radioactive waste at its Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing, a move it says will cut costs and make it easier to transport the spent fuel for storage outside Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based utility is...

Owner of closed nuclear plant faces security-violation fine

Dec. 22, 2021 12:46 PM EST

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it plans to fine the owners of the shuttered Oyster Creek nuclear power plant $150,000 for security violations at the New Jersey site. The agency would not reveal the nature of the violations, citing...

Operator files for approval of Fukushima plant water release

Dec. 21, 2021 05:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it has applied for approval from safety authorities to construct an undersea tunnel and other facilities needed for the planned release of large amounts of treated radioactive water into the sea. The...

Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Dec. 04, 2021 20:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn't enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public...

Regulators to review Tennessee test nuclear reactor plan

Dec. 01, 2021 04:03 AM EST

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators will review an application to build a low-power test nuclear reactor in Tennessee. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that environmental and safety reviews should be finished by September 2023 for the test reactor...

Nuclear regulators uphold violations at Georgia reactors

Nov. 18, 2021 19:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nuclear power regulators on Thursday affirmed giving greater scrutiny to two nuclear reactors being built at Georgia Power Co.'s Plant Vogtle after a special inspection found electrical cables were not properly separated. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

Report: Nuclear plant failed to prevent flooding during Ida

Nov. 12, 2021 15:59 PM EST

Operators of the Millstone nuclear power complex in Connecticut were too late in activating storm protection protocols when the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the East Coast in September, resulting in minor flooding at the plant, federal regulators said Friday. The Nuclear...