Study: Nuclear energy fuels economy, preserves environment

Nuclear power contributes significantly to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and in cutting carbon emissions, a Tuesday report on a recent study by Brattle Group economists indicated. The study found that nuclear power has made electricity more affordable, created approximiately 475,000 full-time positions and contributes approximately $60 billion to GDP annually. Read More »

Indian Point's Unit 3 reactor shut down manually

Entergy Corp. said on Wednesday that Unit 3 at the Indian Point Energy Center has been manually shut down after operators noticed fluctuating water levels inside a steam generator.The company said operators shut down the reactor after it was apparent that one of the condensate pumps, which is part of the system that feeds water into the steam generators, had shut down automatically while the reactor was at full operational capacity. Read More »