August 23, 1993 |
What New York doesn't want, Philadelphia may get - 33 rail shipments of radioactive fuel rumbling along the edge of Center City and through a tunnel next to the Art Museum. But although the deep-of-night shipments, which could start next month, have sparked opposition from some City Council members, the Rendell administration sees the shipments as "a routine procedure," according to a top administration official. "We don't do things here based on what they do in New York City," said Joseph Certaine, deputy managing director for operations and head of the Office of Emergency Management.
July 22, 2010 |
NEW YORK - Exelon Corp. said Thursday its second-quarter net income dropped 32 percent as fuel costs for its fleet of nuclear power plants increased and its utilities spent more on battling storms. The Chicago utility, which powers customers in northern Illinois and Southeastern Pennsylvania, said earnings fell to $445 million, or 67 cents per share, for the three months ended June 30 from $657 million, or 99 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose to $4.4 billion from $4.14 billion.
September 15, 1993 |
The first of 33 rail shipments of nuclear fuel will crawl through Philadelphia later this month, surrounded by a surge of concern about the presence of nuclear power. Philadelphia Electric Co. announced yesterday it had reached agreement to go ahead with the night shipments, totaling 200 tons of radioactive material, through Southwest Philadelphia, Center City and other neighborhoods to its Limerick generating station in Montgomery County. But several City Council members planned to press today for hearings on the shipments, which earlier were to be routed through New York.
February 16, 2012 |
TEHRAN, Iran - In defiant swipes at its foes, Iran said Wednesday it is dramatically closer to mastering the production of nuclear fuel even as the U.S. weighs tougher pressures and Tehran's suspected shadow war with Israel brings probes far beyond the Middle East. Iran further struck back at the West by indicating it was on the verge of imposing a midwinter fuel squeeze to Europe in retaliation for a looming boycott of Iranian oil, but denied reports earlier in the day that six nations had already been cut off. The uncompromising messages from Iran, however, came with a counterpoint.
March 16, 2011 |
New Jersey is saying no to a new rule that would allow nuclear power plants to store radioactive spent fuel on site up to 60 years beyond the useful life of the plant. In the case of the Oyster Creek plant, which is due to shut down in 2019, the rule would allow spent fuel to remain at the site, which is in Ocean County next to Barnegat Bay, until 2079. The previous limit was 30 years. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the rule in December In February, New York, Vermont and Connecticut filed a challenge.
August 10, 2005 |
Back when the Bush administration was planning the Iraq war, the demise of Saddam was meant to have a ripple effect on other rogue states. Especially, states that helped terrorists and were building nuclear weapons. Neoconservative pundits predicted that Iraq's neighbor Iran, another member of the President's "axis of evil," might also undergo regime change. But the ripple effect has boomeranged. President Bush's gross miscalculations about Iraq have emboldened Iran's mullahs.
September 27, 1993 |
Rail shipments of slightly used nuclear fuel will begin within the next week, passing through Philadelphia and several suburban communities en route to Philadelphia Electric Co.'s Limerick power plant in Montgomery County. PE spokesman Bill Jones publicly presented the utility's plans for 33 such shipments to the Upper Merion Board of Supervisors on Thursday night. On Sept. 13, PE privately briefed officials from all the municipalities along the shipment route in Delaware, Montgomery and Chester Counties.
May 26, 2004 |
The United States and Russia will sign an agreement tomorrow aimed at finally locking down some of the world's most dangerous and poorly guarded nuclear fuel. Atomic scientists have long warned that supplies of highly enriched uranium at research and university reactors around the world are particularly vulnerable to theft by extremists. The new U.S.-Russia program would retrieve the uranium from 20 reactors in 17 countries and bring it back to Russia for storage. "This fuel is of great interest to terrorists, so the program is quite significant," said Daniil Kobyakov, a nonproliferation expert at the PIR Center, an independent policy research organization in Moscow.
February 19, 2005 |
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, rejecting U.S. suspicions that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, said yesterday that Russia would continue to assist the Islamic Republic with nuclear and military projects. He also said he would soon make a state visit to Iran, although the Kremlin announced no dates. Putin's comments, made less than a week before he and President Bush are due to meet in Bratislava, Slovakia, threaten to complicate Bush's efforts to get an international consensus on how to deal with Iran's nuclear program, a key goal of his European trip, which begins tomorrow.
September 9, 1993 |
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff yesterday found nothing objectionable about the proposed shipment of 200 tons of second-hand nuclear fuel through Philadelphia. "At this time, we're very satisfied with the level and depth of the planning," said Charles W. Hehl, the NRC's area director of radiation safety and safeguards. Hehl spoke after an informal public session at which representatives of Philadelphia Electric Co. and the Long Island Power Authority presented their plans to transport 560 irradiated fuel assemblies from the defunct Shoreham power plant on Long Island to PE's Limerick reactors near Pottstown.