nuclear power http://wrvo.org en Nuclear waste facility in political and environmental limbo http://wrvo.org/post/nuclear-waste-facility-political-and-environmental-limbo <div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio-wrapper" contenteditable="false"><div class="wysiwyg-asset-audio" fid="8648" description="" uri="npraudio://201404/Nuclear_Waste_1_-_KO.mp3" contenteditable="false"><div class="audio-player-wrapper"><div class="pi_assets-audio"> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:03:10 +0000 Kate O'Connell 54365 at http://wrvo.org Nuclear waste facility in political and environmental limbo Oswego County nuclear plants will soon replace public warning system http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-nuclear-plants-will-soon-replace-public-warning-system <p></p><p>Oswego County's three nuclear energy facilities will soon begin a project to replace the county's aging public warning system.</p><p>Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, which owns the two Nine Mile Point nuclear plants, and Entergy, which owns the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, will invest more than $1.5 million to replace the existing sirens in the ten mile radius around the plants.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:49:40 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53038 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County nuclear plants will soon replace public warning system Oswego County nuclear plant shut down for the second time in less than a week http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-nuclear-plant-shut-down-second-time-less-week <p>For the second time in less than a week, the Nine Mile Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Oswego County experienced an automatic shutdown, due to a problem at the plant.&nbsp;</p><p>The shutdown happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday. According to a spokesperson from Constellation Energy, which owns the plant, a worker "inadvertently contacted a highly sensitive plant component." As a result, safety systems shut down the plant automatically.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:16:42 +0000 Jason Smith 52500 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County nuclear plant shut down for the second time in less than a week Power loss shuts down Nine Mile Point reactor http://wrvo.org/post/power-loss-shuts-down-nine-mile-point-reactor <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:19:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52184 at http://wrvo.org Power loss shuts down Nine Mile Point reactor Potential flood risk causes citation at upstate nuclear plant http://wrvo.org/post/potential-flood-risk-causes-citation-upstate-nuclear-plant <p></p><p>The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a citation to the owners of the&nbsp;Ginna&nbsp;nuclear power plant in upstate New York. Preliminary inspection findings released Tuesday cited the plant for failure to address a long-standing flood risk. The issue is considered a low-to-moderate level safety concern.</p><p>It all comes down to an improperly sealed manhole at the plant, which could have allowed flood waters to breach the rooms housing emergency batteries.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:19:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51569 at http://wrvo.org Potential flood risk causes citation at upstate nuclear plant Low natural gas prices impact other energy companies' production decisions http://wrvo.org/post/low-natural-gas-prices-impact-other-energy-companies-production-decisions <p>The plummeting cost of natural gas is affecting energy companies' decisions on whether to start new production facilities, and that goes for nuclear energy, too.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:17:43 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48463 at http://wrvo.org Nine Mile nuclear plant passes federal emergency drill http://wrvo.org/post/nine-mile-nuclear-plant-passes-federal-emergency-drill <p>Federal officials gave Oswego County's nuclear power complex a good grade after an emergency preparedness drill conducted this week.</p><p>Plant workers and emergency officials had to respond to a simulated equipment malfunction and radiation leak, where the wind then shifted.</p><p>"They have to react and they have to react quickly and that’s one of the things we’re looking for; to make sure that they understand what the change means, what it implies, and what to do about it," says FEMA's Rebecca Thomson.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:38:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 39951 at http://wrvo.org Anti-nuclear "peace walk" begins http://wrvo.org/post/anti-nuclear-peace-walk-begins <p>The potential for disaster at nuclear power plants is the message of a &quot;peace walk&quot; that will take place around Lake Ontario and started this week in Onondaga County.<br /><br /> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:02:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22512 at http://wrvo.org