March 28, 2019 -
In 2001, the U.S. nuclear industry began hyping plans for new commercial reactor construction, which had skidded to a halt after the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear disaster. But utilities' ambitious and expensive plans have fallen apart, leaving ratepayers in some Southern states forking over millions of dollars for nothing.
June 2, 2017 -
Science watchdogs are warning of serious flaws in the plan for storing spent nuclear fuel in pools at individual power plants — flaws that could ultimately lead to the long-term relocation of millions of people. North Carolina and Alabama are among the states with the largest amount of spent fuel stored in pools.
May 31, 2012 -
As the cost of proposed nuclear projects spirals out of control, regulated utilities across the Southeast turn to ratepayers for financing -- but they face growing resistance.
November 17, 2011 -
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to stick the region's ratepayers with the bill for reactor design changes necessitated by the Japanese disaster -- but a coalition of nuclear watchdogs is trying to prevent that from happening.