Three Mile Island nuclear plant to close without support

The owner of the Three Mile Island nuclear power station in Pennsylvania says it will be closed down in two years unless the state provides subsidies. Exelon says if policy reforms are not introduced, the facility will prematurely retire on the 30th of September 2019 – it has already cancelled future fuel purchases and plans […]

US nuclear plants withstand Irene

Hurricane Irene may have battered much of the US but it appears most nuclear plants escaped damage. Although millions suffered power failures from downed cables and blown transmission networks only a few nuclear power stations were affected according to the US regulatory authorities. The worst was Maryland’s Calvert Cliffs 1 reactor which automatically and safely […]