Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Ameren Missouri claims there is no threat to drinking water in the area after it found radioactive Tritium and Cobalt 60 in a monitoring well near the Callaway nuclear reactor it owns and operates.
Ameren-Missouri officials say Friday’s Callaway Energy Center incident never posed a threat to public or environment.
79 gallons of “very slightly radioactive water” from a leaky tank at the troubled Palisades Nuclear Power Plant spilled into Lake Michigan Monday.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is putting a hold on requests for new reactor construction and license renewals —including Missouri’s only nuclear power plant — after a recent federal court ruling questioned the agency’s plans for storing radioactive waste.
The Missouri House would allow a Canadian company to pay fewer fees and avoid mandatory inspections of the radioactive material that it ships through the state.
Ameren’s current 40-year operating license for the Callaway County plant expires in 2024.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission found two problems of what it calls “very low” safety significance.
Illinois has 14 nuclear reactors, 11 of which are still in business generating electricity. And they’re old, says David Kraft, executive director of the Nuclear Energy Information Service.
The ratification of the deal reached about two weeks ago does not mean the roughly 230 union-backed workers in Metropolis will return immediately to their Honeywell jobs.
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