Category Archives: Exelon

Duke, Dominion and Exelon ask NRC for permission to run seven reactors to the age of 80

(It should be noted that the collapse of the cooling tower at Vermont Yankee, pictured above,¬†happened in 2007, when the plant was only 35 years old. Cause of the collapse: corroded steel bolts and rotten lumber.) I’m going to try … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy alert: Exelon has nuclear and wind power plants, opposes extension of wind tax credits and asks for new nuclear subsidies

Background: Exelon operates a total of seventeen nuclear reactors in the United States. The company is also the nation’s 11th largest producer of wind energy. But it looks as if Exelon prefers its nuclear toys. Delaware’s News Journal reported Friday: … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm triggers false alarm at New York nuclear power plant. Which one? You can’t tell from the news coverage….

Ah, local news! The CBS affiliate in Syracuse reported this morning: An emergency notification siren went off Thursday morning at the nuclear power plants in Scriba, but there was no emergency, officials say. The siren was inadvertently tripped by a … Continue reading

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Breaking news: Fire in turbine building shuts down one reactor at Illinois nuke; partial evacuation of plant ordered

The Quad-City Times reported this afternoon: Three hours after a possible fire put the Cordova nuclear plant on alert, station officials were evaluating whether to terminate the emergency status. Workers at Exelon Nuclear’s Quad-Cities Generating Station noticed smoke in a … Continue reading

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Exelon threatens to close three Illinois nukes unless the state pays them not to

On the surface, it sounds like good news. Crain’s Chicago Business reported today: Company executives and lobbyists have told lawmakers and other interested parties that three of the six nukes Exelon operates (Byron, Clinton and Quad Cities) are at risk … Continue reading

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Sometimes, a headline says it all: Nuclear plant workers in hot water after alleged plot to rob armored car goes awry

¬† That was the headline on an NBC News blog last Monday. NBC Staff Writer Gil Aegerter reported: The story reads like a movie script: A nuclear reactor operator recruits a co-worker for an armored car heist, gets caught hijacking … Continue reading

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More good news: TVA cutting budget, staff for mothballed Alabama nuclear plant

¬†According to an Associated Press report appearing yesterday in the Dayton Daily News: The Tennessee Valley Authority will cut 530 jobs and trim millions of dollars in spending on its effort to revive a mothballed nuclear plant in Alabama, utility … Continue reading

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