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Feds speed sale of Three Mile Island unit amid state concern about decommissioning

Federal regulators plan to approve the sale of Three Mile Island's Unit 2, the nuclear reactor that partially melted down in 1979, despite concern by state officials over the new owner's ability to pay for decommissioning.

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Pennsylvania DEP: No decisions yet on how to decommission damaged Unit 2 at Three Mile Island plant

DEP told the Citizens Advisory Council decisions about the process for decommissioning the damaged Unit 2 at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in Dauphin County are still being considered by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Toxic mud to be excavated from aging nuclear fuel plant

Nearly 40 years ago, the operators of a nuclear fuel plant near Columbia installed a liner in a treatment lagoon, hoping to trap radioactive and chemical waste before it could trickle into groundwater beneath the pond. Now, the lagoon liner is wearing out.

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Pennsylvania raises alarms on transfer of radioactive Three Mile Island reactor

The Department of Environmental Protection raised several concerns related to the license transfer of TMI’s damaged Unit 2, including that “there are vast areas in the plant with unknown radiological conditions.”
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Nuclear power, once seen as impervious to climate change, threatened by heat waves

The nuclear power sector is often portrayed as resistant to unpredictable weather associated with climate change. Heat waves, however, are punching holes in that narrative.
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Could a Three Mile Island-related mass evacuation happen today? It would be a ‘crawl’

Over 144,000 hit the road when the TMI accident occurred 40 years ago. Emergency personnel are far more prepared today, but there are also a lot more people living in central Pennsylvania than in 1979.
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Radiation is good for you? The heretical view gains ground under Trump

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is actively considering claims that low-dose radiation protections should be lifted because exposures make you healthier, a potential boon to radiation-related industries. 
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Vermont Yankee's $143 million fuel move finished

The project's completion clears the way for the possible sale of the idled Vernon nuclear plant and another round of job reductions.
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Westinghouse SC nuclear fuel plant leaks uranium into ground

Westinghouse’s Bluff Road nuclear fuel plant has leaked uranium into the ground. The leak, discovered earlier this month, has prompted investigations by state and federal environmental regulators.
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Westinghouse SC nuclear fuel plant leaks uranium into ground

Westinghouse’s Bluff Road nuclear fuel plant has leaked uranium into the ground. The leak, discovered earlier this month, has prompted investigations by state and federal environmental regulators.
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Plutonium is missing, but the government says nothing

Losses of civilian nuclear material are usually disclosed, but when the government loses nuclear bomb ingredients it stays mum.

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Wyoming seeks to be NRC agreement state

The agency would transfer responsibility for licensing, rulemaking, inspection, and enforcement activities related to the extraction and concentration of uranium and thorium milling and also the management and disposal of milling waste.
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