Articles Tagged With ‘Nuclear Power’

Diablo Canyon is safe

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is one of the safest places on earth. Back in the 1980’s, I took a tour of the plant as a science teacher in this county. We went wherever we wished, except... (Continue reading)

NRC fails to apply standard earthquake protocols to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

STATEMENT By UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is not holding the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California to the same standards it requires of every other nuclear facility to address potential earthquake hazards, according to a report... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon reactor at half power

The Unit 1 reactor at Diablo Canyon Power Plant is at half power following the malfunction of a feedwater pump. [KSBY] The feedwater pump is responsible for pumping water to a boiler, which generates steam power in the non-nuclear section... (Continue reading)

Homeland Security secretary named University of California president

Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, has been selected as the next president of the University of California system. [LATimes] Napolitano’s appointment is the first time in its 145-year history the 10-campus system... (Continue reading)

San Onofre nuclear power plant shutting down

The distressed San Onofre nuclear power plant is shutting down. Southern California Edison announced Friday it will retire the Unit 2 and Unit 3 reactors and lay off approximately 1,000 employees. San Onofre has not generated any electricity since January... (Continue reading)

Boxer wants faulty nuclear power plant repairs investigated

California Senator Barbara Boxer is calling for a federal investigation into Southern California Edison’s past handling of the currently inactive San Onofre nuclear power plant after receiving information suggesting that utility executives misled the public and regulators about repair work.... (Continue reading)

No timetable for California Nuclear plant restart

Nuclear regulators said Monday there is no time line for restarting the San Onofre nuclear plant as regulators try to determine the cause of unusual wear on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water, according to a statement by the... (Continue reading)

Curiosity and controversy over wave potential power arise

California’s Central Coast has the second largest wave potential power in the nation, falling second only to the state of Alaska, according to a new study conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). [MontereyCountyWeekly] Atmocean Incorporated founder Phil Kithil... (Continue reading)

California nuke plant leak called ‘no risk’

A leak in a steam generator tube at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California Tuesday poses no danger, plant officials say. [Los Angeles Times] As an investigation continues today into the cause and scope of the leak,... (Continue reading)

Nuclear safety task force: Upgrades needed in U.S.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “patchwork of regulatory requirements” developed “piece-by-piece over the decades” should be replaced with a “logical, systematic and coherent regulatory framework” to bolster nuclear safety in the U.S., according to a task force reviewing nuclear safety standards.... (Continue reading)