nuclear regulatory commission
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.
September 9, 2015 -
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this week it was canceling a pilot study of cancer risks near U.S. nuclear facilities — including a Tennessee nuclear fuel processing plant that's contaminated the Nolichucky River with highly enriched uranium and has raised concerns among nearby residents about health damage.
April 24, 2014 -
The U.S. Department of Energy has been less than forthcoming with details about a loan guarantee to help Georgia Power and its partners build two new nuclear reactors in Georgia. As it turns out, the company is getting quite a deal: absolutely free credit. Will taxpayers get burned again?
February 26, 2014 -
Critical equipment at Florida Power & Light's St. Lucie nuclear plant on the Atlantic Coast near Fort Pierce, Fla. is showing worrisome signs of premature wear and tear -- a problem similar to one that resulted in a radioactive release at California's San Onofre nuclear plant, leading to its permanent shutdown.
February 28, 2013 -
Taxpayers for Common Sense has given a tongue-in-cheek "Golden Fleece Award" to the U.S. Department of Energy for speculatively spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars on small modular reactors being sought by the Tennessee Valley Authority and Savannah River Site.
August 20, 2012 -
An energy watchdog group is running ads in newspapers across North Carolina demanding the power giant come clean on billions of dollars in planned nuclear improvements that could cost its customers dearly.