Nuclear Power http://wunc.org en Study Finds US Nuclear Reactors Susceptible To Terrorist Attacks http://wunc.org/post/study-finds-us-nuclear-reactors-susceptible-terrorist-attacks <p><a href="http://blogs.utexas.edu/nppp/" style="line-height: 1.5;">A new study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> commissioned by the Defense Department says every nuclear reactor in America is ill-prepared for a terrorist attack. North Carolina's Brunswick Nuclear Plant was ranked among the most vulnerable to attack, because of it's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kim Crawford is a spokesperson for Duke Energy, which manages four nuclear sites in North Carolina, including Brunswick. She says their plants are safe.</span><br> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:32:17 +0000 Sam Sanders 20914 at http://wunc.org Study Finds US Nuclear Reactors Susceptible To Terrorist Attacks Shearon Harris Shutdown & Investigation http://wunc.org/post/shearon-harris-shutdown-investigation <p>Federal regulators are investigating the Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Raleigh. They want to know how a flaw in the reactor vessel went undetected or unreported for over a year. News &amp; Observer reporter John Murawski fills in host Frank Stasio on the latest. Thu, 23 May 2013 16:18:43 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 15874 at http://wunc.org Shearon Harris Shutdown & Investigation Shearon Harris Shutdown Likely To Come Up At Annual Assessment http://wunc.org/post/shearon-harris-shutdown-likely-come-annual-assessment <p></p><p>An annual public meeting about the Shearon Harris nuclear power plant will likely raise questions about the recent decision to shut down the reactor.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:49:07 +0000 Will Michaels 15642 at http://wunc.org Shearon Harris Shutdown Likely To Come Up At Annual Assessment Duke Energy To Close Controversial Nuke Plant http://wunc.org/post/duke-energy-close-controversial-nuke-plant <p><a href="http://www.duke-energy.com/business.asp">Duke Energy</a> officials have decided to retire a controversial nuclear facility in Florida.&nbsp; They say it will be more cost effective to shut down the <a href="http://www.duke-energy.com/power-plants/nuclear/crystal-river.asp">Crystal River</a> facility than to repair it.&nbsp; Regulatory leaders in North Carolina and Florida discussed Crystal River's future during the merger of Duke Energy and&nbsp; Progress Energy.&nbsp; Spokesman Mike Hughes says the utility used a repair scenario analysis to make the decision.<br> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:02:32 +0000 Gurnal Scott 9700 at http://wunc.org Duke Energy Could Spend Billions To Fix Florida Plant http://wunc.org/post/duke-energy-could-spend-billions-fix-florida-plant <p>Duke Energy may have to pay billions of dollars to repair the Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida.</p><p>A Charlotte engineering firm says the cost to fix a cracking outer-concrete layer of the containment unit could reach 3-point-4 billion dollars. Utility spokesman Mike Hughes says that's a worst-case scenario.</p><p style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Mike Hughes:</span> "Including having to do additional repair work that is not part of the planned repair scope."</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2259 at http://wunc.org Group Says Nuclear Won't Help Climate Change http://wunc.org/post/group-says-nuclear-wont-help-climate-change <p></p><p>A Durham-based environmental group warns utility companies are trying to add nuclear capacity without significantly reducing their use of coal power. A <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.ncwarn.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/NCW-NuclearClimate_web.pdf" target="_blank">report</a></span> from NC WARN focuses on what they call the "Southeast Five." That includes both Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Jim Warren is executive director of NC WARN.<br> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7376 at http://wunc.org Group Says Nuclear Won't Help Climate Change Group Wants To Slow Down Nuclear http://wunc.org/post/group-wants-slow-down-nuclear <p>Environmental groups are urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to reconsider approval of a new design for nuclear power plants in North and South Carolina. The AP-1000 Oversight Group filed a petition with the NRC. The group argues that the AP-1000 reactor design is flawed and should not be used at Shearon-Harris and other sites. John Runkle is the attorney for the group.&nbsp;<br> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 09:30:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 9161 at http://wunc.org Duke Still Pursuing Nuclear http://wunc.org/post/duke-still-pursuing-nuclear <p></p><p>Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers says his company will continue to pursue building new nuclear plants in the Carolinas. Rogers spoke yesterday during a hearing of the North Carolina Utilities commission. Rogers was discussing the development of the Lee Nuclear Station in South Carolina. Duke is asking to spend $285 million to continue to develop the plant. Some of the money will likely come from a rate increase on North Carolina customers. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 9328 at http://wunc.org Duke Still Pursuing Nuclear