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Monthly archive January, 2024
Holtec's Legal Problems

Holtec’s Legal Problems

Controversial Camden-based nuclear parts maker to pay $5M fine Holtec International, the Camden firm behind controversial nuclear power projects in New Jersey and four other states, has agreed to pay a $5 million penalty to avoid criminal prosecution connected to a state tax break scheme. New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced Tuesday that  Holtec...

Senator Joe Manchin on Nuclear Power

Biden supports nuclear power and the nuclear industry has been very effective in lobbying Senators and contributing to their campaigns. All of which, coupled with the vast amount of government money available through the Inflation Reduction Act, has set the stage for some Senators to push for relaxing nuclear safety regulations.  Relaxing safety standards is...

More SMRS in the pipeline

25 SMR license applications expected by 2029, plus six other takeaways from FERC, NRC joint meeting “Even though a lot of politicians in California wanted to close [Diablo Canyon], they faced the reality that they could not close it and keep their lights on,” FERC’s Christie said. Vogtle nuclear Unit 4 with Unit 3 in...

Tritium at Nuclear Power Plants

Tritium is a naturally occurring radioactive isotope that is found in the upper reaches of theatmosphere and rarely occurs naturally on the surface of the Earth. It is produced as abyproduct of the normal operations of nuclear reactors and is found in the fuel pools of reactorswhere the highly radioactive rods are stored at many...