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There are train wrecks, and there are train wrecks. Then there's San Onofre. You probably know San Onofre as the full-figured fiasco overlooking the Pacific Ocean near the Orange/San Diego county line. Beginning in 2004, Southern California Edison,...
If you're a Progress Energy customer and you've looked yourself in the mirror lately, you're looking at "dumb money." Those aren't my words. That's how an energy policy wonk described customers who get saddled with financial risk when utilities take...
Isaac reached hurricane status Tuesday as it closed it on the Gulf Coast, threatening to deluge parts of the region with huge amounts of rain. Maximum sustained winds were at 75 miles per hour, just strong enough to give the storm hurricane status, as of...
As Hurricane Isaac barreled its way toward the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, authorities were out in force warning residents to take necessary, life-saving precautions. "Do not let this storm lull you into complacency. That would be a terrible mistake," said...
The fury of Isaac slammed into southeast Louisiana with strong winds and pounding rain, generating the first real test early Wednesday of flood control systems and emergency services in New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. With...
The Hartford CourantThe heat is oppressive. I turn on my air conditioner. The electricity flows in from Millstone Nuclear Power near Niantic, where high-level radioactive waste steadily accumulates on the shore of Long Island Sound. Why? Because there's nowhere else to...
If you are a Progress Energy customer, come December you will have paid more than $150 over the past two years toward two new nuclear reactors that may never get built. And the price is set to blast off from there. By 2020, Progress Energy projects it...
The dismantling of Exelon Corp.'s Zion Station nuclear power plant near Chicago is setting several remarkable precedents. It's the biggest-ever nuclear decommissioning job in the United States, says Exelon, which is seeking permission to buy...
Planet Florida - Orlando SentinelSay what you will about the presidential commission on BP spill. You may agree the industry suffers from what the panel called “systemic” flaws. Yoy may be disappointed with the panel for not calling for a lifting of the spill liability cap....
Capitol IdeasYo! If your neighbor is building a time machine out of a DeLorean, you may want to call the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and West Virginia state officials. Your neighbor could be building the...
L.A. NOWAn executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators. The company made choices in designing support structures...
L.A. NOWSouthern California Edison submitted an analysis to federal regulators showing that one of the two reactor units at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant could operate safely at full power for almost a year. The plant has been shuttered since......
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