Category Archives: Nuclear

SCE&G Seeks an Additional $283M for New Reactors

South Carolina’s Public Service Commission faces the unenviable challenge of having to decide whether ratepayers or SCE&G should pay for an additional $283 million dollars in cost increases associated with the company’s two new nuclear reactors in Jenkinsville. Read More

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New Nuclear Fuel

Mixed oxide fuel (MOX), an experimental nuclear fuel made from surplus nuclear weapons, will be produced at the Savannah River Site upon the completion of the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility. However, it is unclear whether nuclear operators like Duke Energy … Continue reading

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No Regulations for Reprocessing Continues

Spent nuclear fuel reprocessing efforts were dealt a set-back by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s recent decision to forgo the development of regulations for reprocessing plants. Read More

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A New Meaning for Blackwater?

Coal ash lagoons on the banks of the Waccamaw River illustrate one of myriad reasons South Carolina must get to work planning for its clean energy future. Read More

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Where Does Nuclear Go From Here?

Without any solution in sight for addressing nuclear waste storage, proposals for new nuclear reactors enter into a phase of uncertainty. Read More

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New Nuclear Project, Old Problems

The nation’s new nuclear projects are experiencing the problems of the past: cost overruns and delays. Read More

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SC Ignoring Massive Potential in Favor of Nuclear

In a state brimming with offshore wind, solar, energy efficiency, and biomass potential, it apparently takes a foreign fuel source and hundreds of millions of dollars in support from the federal government to get many in South Carolina excited about … Continue reading

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Challenges with Small Nuclear Reactors

What challenges still exist for commercializing small modular nuclear reactors? Read More

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Nuclear Reactors May Face More Scrutiny

Is increased scrutiny around the corner for new nuclear reactors? A new report by the Government Accountability Office recommends adopting more advanced methods for risk assessments. Read More

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Nuclear Development Met with Resistance

Across the country, state-level policies that support the development of new nuclear reactors are being met with resistance. Read More

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