The South Carolina Senate on Tuesday started debating how to handle a potential sale of Santee Cooper. Possible actions include changing company management, hiring an outside manager or having a state agency accept buyout bids.
Vernon, Vt., has struggled since the closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant almost five years ago, making budget cuts to survive the loss in tax revenue. A number of businesses have closed, and the town's population has declined: "What's sad is the people -- we lost a lot of the people," said Selectboard member Jeff Dunklee.
There are 0.69 acres of waste left at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex in Idaho, according to Fluor Idaho officials. The waste, which crews began unearthing in 2005, is being transported to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
President Donald Trump's anticipated decision over uranium import quotas or tariffs implementation is weighing on the market. Berenberg analysts say the best outcome would be to maintain the status quo.
Tokyo Electric Power said it has completed the first transfer of nuclear fuel from the Fukushima plant's No. 3 reactor to a separate location. The transfer involved seven unspent fuel rod assemblies that were moved to a pool over 300 feet away.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said that nuclear energy should be embraced for the immediate future. "You cannot dramatically reduce carbon or keep those numbers down without using nuclear," he said.
The 2020 presidential election is anticipated to highlight the necessity of nuclear energy and its role in helping reduce carbon emissions. A New York Times survey found that seven of the 18 Democratic presidential candidates support new nuclear development.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions will likely get another contract extension soon, as its current contract expires in July, says Savannah River Site Deputy Manager Thomas Johnson Jr. There are no active solicitations for another contractor, he says.
The movement of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant's emergency operations from Barstow, Md., to Coatesville, Pa., outside of Philadelphia, has been unanimously approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. What will now happen to the Calvert Cliffs facility is unknown.
An official plan for transferring nuclear waste from the San Onofre plant to an off-site location could be in the works starting next month. Plant owner Southern California Edison plans to hire a consultant in May to create the plan.