Nuclear power generation

October 17, 2018 - 7:42 pm
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Tennessee Valley Authority has begun a scheduled outage at its Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 1 in Alabama to prepare it to generate additional electricity. The utility said in a news release it will install 332 new nuclear fuel assemblies and perform a final round of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, relying on scientific outliers who argue that a little radiation damage is actually good for you _ like a little bit of sunlight. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
October 03, 2018 - 4:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, relying on scientific outliers who argue that a little radiation damage is actually good for you _ like a little bit of sunlight. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
October 02, 2018 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government's current, decades-old guidance...
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FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a “cost cap” in the construction of a nuclear power plant near Augusta to protect blown budgets from being passed on to consumers. Two reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are billions of dollars over budget. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 24, 2018 - 10:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's only major nuclear power plant under construction appears to still be alive as the three owners seek to hash out conditions that one of them set on the project, now years over schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Oglethorpe Power on Monday said it's only willing...
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FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a “cost cap” in the construction of a nuclear power plant near Augusta to protect blown budgets from being passed on to consumers. Two reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are billions of dollars over budget. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 24, 2018 - 9:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on budget overruns in construction of a Georgia nuclear power facility (all times local): 8:00 p.m. The nation's only major nuclear power plant under construction appears to still be alive after the owners voted to push forward despite another multibillion-dollar cost...
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FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a “cost cap” in the construction of a nuclear power plant near Augusta to protect blown budgets from being passed on to consumers. Two reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are billions of dollars over budget. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 21, 2018 - 4:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a "cost cap" in the construction of a nuclear power plant near Augusta, seeking to protect blown budgets from being passed on to consumers. Two reactors being built at Plant Vogtle are billions of dollars over budget. The plant's owners recently...
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FILE - This 2010 file photo shows Exelon Corp.'s Oyster Creek Generating Station, a nuclear power plant in Lacey Township, N.J. America’s oldest nuclear power plant is shutting down Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (Peter Ackerman/The Asbury Park Press via AP, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:06 pm
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — America's oldest nuclear power plant has shut down as planned. Officials at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey say the plant went offline at noon Monday. Oyster Creek went online Dec. 1, 1969, the same day as the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating...
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A work truck drives on Hwy 24 as the wind from Hurricane Florence blows palm trees in Swansboro N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 13, 2018 - 11:21 pm
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds...
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Marge Brown, 65, says goodbye to her father, George Brown, 90, before he is evacuated from a healthcare home in Morehead City, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. "I'd like to stay and see what happens. I'm 90 plus," said Brown, a WWII veteran who says he's survived a plane crash and severe burns from a laboratory fire where he once worked. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 12, 2018 - 5:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Yet another storm has formed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Subtropical Storm Joyce has formed in the north Atlantic, but is not currently a threat to land. Joyce has maximum...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned from the floodwaters of the NE Cape Fear River after heavy rains from Hurricane Floyd flooded the area. The heavy rain expected from Hurricane Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites in North Carolina, creating a noxious witches’ brew of waste that might wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies. (AP Photo/Alan Marler, File)
September 12, 2018 - 12:24 am
Hurricane Florence's heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies. Computer models predict more than 3 feet of rain in the eastern part of...
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