Federal clean-energy mandate favors smaller reactors

An executive order recently signed into law by President Obama mandates that clean-energy sources, including small modular nuclear reactors, must make up at least 25 percent of the energy used by U.S. federal agencies by 2025. The order, titled "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade," strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while advocating for innovation and decreased spending. Read More »

NRC boosts oversight at Millstone station after 'green' finding

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has placed the Millstone Power Station under increased oversight after a recent NRC inspection yielded a finding of “greater than green." In November, the NRC issued the report after a security baseline plant inspection. Millstone’s operator, Dominion Nuclear Connecticut, Inc., participated in a closed conference on the report at NRC’s Region I Office in February. Read More »