Categories & Tags: nuclear industry

Watchdogs dig up troubling questions about federal loan guarantees for Southern Co. nuclear reactors   |   January 31, 2013
Three years ago, the Obama administration offered the biggest federal loan guarantee deal it's promised to date for an energy project, committing over $8.3 billion in taxpayer...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Fighting nuclear power's money grab   |   May 31, 2012
Date on which the Southern Co. filed a notice with federal securities regulators reporting that its project to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Ga. was...

 

A year after Fukushima, the South remains at unnecessary risk of nuclear disaster   |   March 12, 2012
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Fukushima, Japan, where an earthquake and tsunami crippled a coastal nuclear power plant, leading to meltdowns in three...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Nuclear rebirth dead in Florida?   |   February 2, 2012
Amount Progress Energy has spent so far on planning the construction of two nuclear reactors at an undeveloped site in Levy County, Fla.: $1.1 billion Of that total, amount paid...

 

Will the South be forced to pay for the lessons of Fukushima?   |   November 17, 2011
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is preparing to approve the design of a new type of nuclear reactor planned for sites across the South without first incorporating the...

 

Utilities spark protests by sticking ratepayers with the bill for risky energy projects   |   August 4, 2011
Consumer advocates are blasting the Georgia Public Service Commission's unanimous vote this week requiring ratepayers to bear the burden of cost overruns during construction...

 

POWER POLITICS: Feds downgrade depleted uranium's safety risk   |   March 26, 2009
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted last week to classify depleted uranium from nuclear fuel enrichment plants as a Class A low-level radioactive waste -- the least dangerous...

 

New high-level nuclear waste dump could be slated for the South   |   August 12, 2008
The Nuclear Energy Institute, a trade group for the U.S. nuclear industry, is in the process of selecting at least two rural U.S. communities to serve as potential dump sites for...

 

TVA green lights Watts Bar 2   |   August 2, 2007
From the Knoxville News Sentinel: On Wednesday, the federal utility's board of directors unanimously approved completion of the Unit 2 reactor at the Spring City, Tenn.,...

 

Browns Ferry restart update   |   May 25, 2007
We reported earlier this week that TVA's Browns Ferry Unit 1 nuclear power reactor was restarted after being down more than twenty years. It was shutdown in 1985 when it was...

 

The nukes are coming   |   May 5, 2006
Howard Troxler, columnist for the St. Petersburg Times, sounds the alarm over a stealth "energy bill" advancing in Florida: Did you know that a bill about to pass the...

 

Mint Juleps, Wisteria and Queers (1988)   |   August 31, 1988
Excerpt from Mint Juleps, Wisteria and Queers: Family legend had it that great-aunt Ethel and a friend of hers, a social worker, had adopted a girl who died of scarlet fever a few...

 

Tower of Babel (1979)   |   December 1, 1979
Excerpt from "Cracks in The Tower: Mississippians organize against nuclear power": Although anti-nuclear activists have been attempting to organize in Mississippi since the early...