Category Archives: Expansion

Another misleading headline: ‘Revised schedule’ instead of ‘delay’ for South Carolina nuke

Today, the Nuclear Energy Institute posted a link to a Platts news service story on its NEI SmartBrief page. But, rather than using the Platts headline: Builders’ schedule could delay completion of South Carolina nukes NEI used a less-specific headline: … Continue reading

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Update: Comanche Peak expansion suspended

I wrote on Monday that the attempt to expand Texas’ Comanche Peak nuclear power plant was in trouble due to an unexpected shutdown of Unit 2 during testing, a negative safety report from the Government Accountability Office and a looming bankruptcy deadline. … Continue reading

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And another victory: Duke suspends plans for two new reactors at South Carolina plant

Reuters reported May 2: Duke Energy, the largest U.S. electric utility, said it notified regulators on Thursday that it will drop plans to build two new nuclear reactors in North Carolina due to slow growth in power demand. This announcement … Continue reading

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NRC blocks expansion of Texas nuke over ownership issue

The Dallas Morning News reported last Thursday: Plans to build two new reactors at the South Texas Project nuclear facility outside Bay City hit a road block Tuesday. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled that a partnership between NRG and … Continue reading

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NRC grants approval for two new reactors at South Carolina plant‏

On a 4-1 vote, with Chairman Gregory Jaczko dissenting, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the combined operating licenses for two new nuclear reactors to be built at the V. C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina. The approval was not … Continue reading

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NRC to vote this afternoon on license for two new reactors for South Carolina nuke

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is meeting this afternoon in Maryland and is expected to vote on licensing for two new reactors at the V. C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina. The meeting begins at 1:25 Eastern Time. In … Continue reading

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And the winner of the No Duh Award: TEPCO scraps plans for new reactors at Fukushima

Reuters just reported this acknowledgement of the blindingly obvious: Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, said on Friday it had notified Japan’s trade ministry it was dropping plans for two more nuclear reactors at its Fukushima Daiichi plant, paralyzed last year … Continue reading

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