The fate of a small “modular” nuclear reactor project faces a threat under Trump’s budget, which would not renew the expiring grant the Energy Department is using to fund it. Rick Perry, energy secretary, speaks about the budget today at a House hearing. (Ng Han Guan/AP)
The Canadian federal government has all but approved plans by Ontario Power Generation to build an underground nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron but U.S. officials are still making their objections known.
All of us at Fairewinds are saddened and dismayed about the suffering and long cleanup facing Texans with the severe impact of Hurricane Harvey. The Fairewinds Crew has been inundated with questions about Hurricane Harvey and the nuclear power plant in Texas. Check out here the latest information!
A l’approche de l’ouragan Irma, la compagnie électrique nord-américaine Florida Power & Light (FPL) s’apprête à arrêter ses 4 réacteurs nucléaires situés sur la côte de Floride : deux à la centrale de Turkey Point, à Homestead, juste au sud de Miami, deux à celle de Jensen Beach, près de Port Ste Lucie, à mi-chemin entre Miami et Orlando. Ces quatre unités ont une puissance totale de près de 4 GW, similaire à celle de 4 réacteurs français (qui varient de 900 à 1300 MW).
For the second time in a week, Duke Energy has canceled a planned nuclear project. Duke said Tuesday it’s dropping plans to build the proposed Levy Nuclear Plant on Florida’s Gulf Coast. That’s after it canceled plans for the W.S. Lee nuclear plant in South Carolina last Friday.
La Caroline du Sud a stoppé la construction de deux réacteurs, du fait du dérapage des coûts. Il n’y a plus qu’un seul projet de centrale encore en cours aux Etats-Unis.
IN THE BACKGROUND of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak dominates the sky. But just to that mountain’s southeast looms another geological ripple. Cheyenne Mountain—a rounded, rocky thing that rises 9,565 feet above sea level—looks wild and quiet. But deep inside the mountain, a crew of humans toils in one of the nation’s most secure military installations. Shielded by 2,500 feet of granite, these people gather and analyze data from a global surveillance system, in an attempt to (among other, undisclosed things) warn the government’s highest officials of launches and missile threats to North America.
The company that owns the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, announced that it plans to shutter the facility in 2019 unless the state of Pennsylvania steps in to keep it open. The plant near Harrisburg, Pa., hasn’t been profitable for the past five years, according to owner Exelon Corp. The company announced last week that it failed to auction off future energy production from Three Mile Island for the third year in a row.