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Iowa Nuclear Plant to Face Heightened NRC Scrutiny

The Duane Arnold Energy Center near Palo, Iowa, will undergo increased inspections and heightened Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) scrutiny after backup equipment problems were discovered at the plant in 2013.  While public safety was never threatened, the problems prompted additional NRC oversight.  The Des Moines Register has the full...

Appeals Court Rejects Challenges to Georgia Nuclear Power Plant Expansion

On May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the petition of several environmental groups to delay the permitting of two new units at the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia.  The petitioners sought to delay the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s grant of combined construction and operating licenses to ensure that the units’...