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Nuclear Plant Where U.S. Flirted With Its Own Chernobyl to Close

It started with a pump failure early on the morning of March 28, 1979. Steam generators were unable to draw heat out of a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pennsylvania. While an emergency shutdown …

Three Mile Island Plant, Site of Nuclear Accident, to Close

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Three Mile Island, site of the United States’ worst nuclear power accident, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania, its owner …

U.S. Nuclear Reactor Loses Power, Venting Steam

A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant shut down after losing power, and steam was being vented to reduce pressure, according to officials from Exelon Nuclear and federal regulators. Unit 2 at Byron Generating Station, about 95 miles (153 …

Swedish Nuclear Reactor Closed After Fire

A nuclear reactor in southern Sweden has been shut down after a fire at the plant. Plant operator OKG’s spokesman Anders Ostberg says a fire started in a turbine hall of Reactor 2 around midnight Saturday but was quickly extinguished …

NRC to Use Safety Steps Learned from Fukushima

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will immediately begin implementing seven safety recommendations from an agency task force that developed them after studying Japan’s Fukushima reactor disaster, the NRC said on Thursday. The seven recommendations are among 12 presented by the …