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Warm seawater forces Conn. nuclear plant shutdown

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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press / August 13, 2012 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s nuclear power plant shut one of two units on Sunday because seawater used to cool down the plant is too warm. Unit 2 of Millstone Power Station has occasionally shut for maintenance or other issues, but in its 37-year history it has never gone down due to excessively warm water, spokesman Ken Holt said on Monday. Water from Long Island Sound is used to cool key components of the plant and is discharged back into the sound. The…read more

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The Nuclear Juggernaut

Posted by in Commentary

Georgia and the Scheme to Revive Nuclear Power in the US by KARL GROSSMAN Last week’s granting by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of combined construction and operating licenses for two nuclear plants to be built in Georgia—both Westinghouse AP1000s—is the culmination of a scheme developed by nuclear promoters 20 years ago. There have been huge changes in energy since. The consequences in death and illness of of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster have become manifest. Wind energy has become cheaper than nuclear—thus is the fastest growing new energy…read more

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Rejecting nuclear power

Posted by in Environment, politics, Rights

Suffolk Closeup By Karl Grossman July 20, 2011 The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has caused several nations to say no to nuclear power, mainly through elections, referenda and protests. But the position of the U.S. government, including the federal officials who represent Long Island, is different. Despite Fukushima, as U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says, “I’m still willing to look at nuclear.” Germany is closing its nuclear plants after huge, indeed historic election victories by the anti-nuclear Greens and major demonstrations. Italy is rejecting nuclear power after a referendum in which an…read more

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