US proposes $17,500 nuclear power plant fine

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing a $17,500 (£11,837) penalty against the owner of a decommissioned nuclear power plant. It said the fine is for a “security-related violation” following routine inspections. Dominion Resources shut down the 556MW Kewaunee nuclear power station in Wisconsin in May 2013. The NRC had conducted inspections between June […]

US rejects nuclear reactor

The United States’ nuclear regulator has rejected an application to build a new nuclear reactor in the state of Maryland on the East Coast. As the two year anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster was remembered yesterday, the USA’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission are reported to have denied a licence for a third nuclear reactor at […]

US nuclear licence renewals delayed

The US will not be able to renew licences for operating nuclear plants for a few years due to a federal court ruling, it was announced yesterday. Gregory Jaczko, departing chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said practical impact of the plants will be limited and the reactors that have applied for a 20-year […]