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Peach Bottom Nuclear: Reevaluating the Danger

By at February 22, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Peach Bottom Nuclear: Reevaluating the Danger

Imagine, if you will, the unimaginable – a freak earthquake hits south central Pennsylvania and knocks out all electricity to the Peach Bottom nuclear station in York County. Even the backup generators are lost. Control room operators, unable to shut the plants reactors down, are powerless to prevent a meltdown. The scenario is nearly identical […]

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Low-level rad waste: Nuclear’s other disposal challenge

By at September 28, 2011 | 10:25 am | 98 Comments

Low-level rad waste: Nuclear’s other disposal challenge

When the Limerick nuclear power station near Philadelphia ran out of space to store some of its radioactive waste earlier this year, owner Exelon Nuclear asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for permission to send it down the Pennsylvania Turnpike to its sister plant, Peach Bottom, in York County. The NRC said, “yes.” This was […]

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NRC Japan Task force proposes regulatory change

By at July 26, 2011 | 5:34 pm | 11 Comments

NRC Japan Task force proposes regulatory change

The on-going nuclear disaster in Japan should trigger change in the way commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S. are regulated. At least, that’s one of the recommendations in a comprehensive review of the first 90 days of the March 11 disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Japan Task […]

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