Nuclear Loan Guarantees and South Texas Project

Public Citizen and the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Coalition wrote a letter to US Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu expressing concerns that material changes that had occurred with STP application and the partner owners might not be taken into consideration in the determination to award them a federal loan guarantee.

To read the letter - click here.

To see the attachments:

1. Energy Efficiency Study commissioned from KEMA, Inc. for CPS Energy - click here
2. Mission Verde Project report for San Antonio city council - click here
3. Internal investigation of CPS and the STP cost estimates - click here

For more links to fighting nuclear power in Texas, click here.

 

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Closing: A harbinger of things to come for the U.S.'s aging nuclear fleet?

Earlier today, Southern California Edison (SCE) announced that they will retire Units 2 and 3 of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), essentially closing the troubled nuclear power plant which is located between San Diego and Los Angeles. SONGS, which has been in operation for 45 years, may be a harbinger for the future […]

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Friday, June 07, 2013 3:01:41 PM

 

Foreign Ownership Could Halt Licensing of South Texas Project Nuclear Reactors

NRC Says NINA Doesn't Meet Their Requirements On Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission told judges overseeing the licensing case for two proposed South Texas Project reactors that the applicant (NINA) is subject to foreign ownership control or domination requirements and does not meet the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act in this regard. This will […]

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Thursday, May 02, 2013 12:00:58 AM

 

NRC MAINTAINS HEIGHTENED WATCH OVER NUCLEAR PLANTS IMPACTED BY SANDY; THREE SHUTDOWNS AND OYSTER CREEK PLANT IN ALERT

Update: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said an alert at the Oyster Creek plant in Forked River, N.J., ended early Wednesday, October 31. According to an NRC press release, three reactors (Nine Mile Point 1 in Scriba, N.Y., Indian Point 3 in Buchanan, N.Y.; and Salem Unit 1 in Hancocks Bridge, N.J.) experienced shutdowns as […]

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:12:03 PM

 

Three Mile Island – Deja vu

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has reported that a reactor at Three Mile Island, the site of the nation's worst nuclear accident, shut down unexpectedly on this afternoon when a coolant pump tripped and steam was released. Right now they are saying the plant is stable with no impact on public health or safety. Still, this is […]

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:55:34 PM

 

NRC Whistleblower Claims Threat To Nuclear Plants Covered Up By Regulators

According to the Huffington Post, not one, but two, whistleblower engineers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission have accused regulators of deliberately covering up information relating to the vulnerability of U.S. nuclear power facilities that sit downstream from large dams and reservoirs and failing to act to despite being aware of the risks for years. One […]

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 6:00:18 PM