Neil Sheehan

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Name: Neil Sheehan
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

NRC: Quake hazards may imperil nuke plants

PLYMOUTH — The owner of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is being required to spend about $5 million over the next three years to prove the Plymouth plant and the pools where spent fuel rods are stored can stand up to tremors from regional earthquakes.The ... [Published Cape Cod Online - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Salem Twp. nuclear plant gets extension on safety improvements

The PPL Susquehanna Steam nuclear power plant in Salem Township has been granted an extension to install new safety vents the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is mandating in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster.The federal agency requires ... [Published Citizens Voice - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Entergy files to do away with 10-mile emergency zone

VERNON, Vt. — Owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant want to do away with the 10-mile emergency planning zone surrounding its reactor after it ceases operation at the end of this year.The zone, which includes portions of Northfield, Bernardston, Gill, ... [Published Recorder.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

A Wasted Opportunity

By , EditorSafely managing spent nuclear fuel and other radioactive wastes is an important issue wherever there are nuclear power plants or research facilities in operation. Though other countries with nuclear facilities face a similar problem of where ... [Published Power Engineering - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Guardian takes a Pulitzer prize, Britain's first, for Snowden NSA story

The Guardian is the first British paper to win one of America’s famed Pulitzer prizes, albeit for its American edition as papers outside the US technically can’t win.The award is for the the paper’s coverage of the Snowden leaks affair. The Washington ... [Published The Drum - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

PSEG Nuclear's Salem 1 reactor in Lower Alloways Creek shut down 2nd time in week

— The Salem 1 nuclear reactor has been shut down again, little more than 24 hours after it had been restarted following a problem last week, officials said.The plant automatically tripped off-line at 9:13 p.m. Sunday, according to Joe Delmar, a spokesman ... [Published New Jersey Online - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Southport's 'outage season' ends

Southport's "outage season" ended last week as Brunswick Nuclear Plant Unit I completed its bi-annual refueling, seven weeks after shutting down. During the outage, Duke Energy estimates 2,000 to 3,000 contract workers were living in the Southport-Oak ... [Published Star News Online - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

NRC eyes quake hazards to nuke plants

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station could be affected by earthquakes from as far away as 400 miles, according to the most recent seismic data, but owners say the plant can safely withstand the tremors based on its recent re-evaluation.All owners ... [Published Cape Cod Online - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 3 reports

NRC rejects petition to expand emergency zones

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission has denied a petition to expand Emergency Planning Zones around U.S. nuclear power plants. Nuclear Information and Resource Service submitted the petition, which was supported by 37 other environmental organizations, ... [Published Citizens Voice - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 3 reports

PSEG Nuclear probes Salem 1 reactor pump failure, plant shut down

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TWP. — PSEG Nuclear workers are trying to determine what caused a key pump to stop working at its Salem 1 reactor, prompting operators to shut down the plant.The plant was taken off-line around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.One of the two steam ... [Published Somerset Reporter - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 3 reports

NEXTERA ENERGY : Seabrook nuclear power station shuts down due to electrical issue

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission public affairs officer Neil Sheehan said the reactor was operating at about 15% of capacity when the electrical issue occurred on the secondary, non-nuclear side of the plant.The unit was scheduled to shut down as part ... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 2 reports

Vt Yankee violates protocol in bomb scare

VERNON — A suspected pipe bomb on the grounds of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant was “detonated” by plant security officials using duct tape and a piece of string in November, a violation of owner Entergy Nuclear’s own safety procedures, the Nuclear ... [Published Times Argus - Mar 22 2014]

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...analysis will look at whether existing plant structures and systems could withstand the greater ground movement," said NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan. "they are expected to take at least three years to complete and will be used to determine if upgrades are needed to plant equipment, systems and structures."
"this application is one of the most complex ever considered" NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said in regards to Yucca Mountain

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NRC: Quake hazards may imperil nuke plants [Published Cape Cod Online - 2 hours ago]
Salem Twp. nuclear plant gets extension on safe... [Published Citizens Voice - Apr 17 2014]
Entergy files to do away with 10-mile emergency... [Published Recorder.com - Apr 17 2014]
A Wasted Opportunity [Published Power Engineering - Apr 17 2014]
Snowden, NSA Revelations Earn Pulitzer Prizes [Published Value Walk - Apr 15 2014]
Top 5 Pulitzer Prize “Traitors” in American Jou... [Published Informed Comment - Apr 15 2014]
Washington Post wins Pulitzer Prize for NSA spy... [Published Washington Post - Apr 15 2014]
Guardian takes a Pulitzer prize, Britain's firs... [Published The Drum - Apr 15 2014]
PSEG Nuclear's Salem 1 reactor in Lower Alloway... [Published New Jersey Online - Apr 14 2014]
Edward Snowden Leaks Earn Pulitzer Prize For Wa... [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Apr 14 2014]
Washington Post wins Pulitzer Prize for public ... [Published Washington Post - Apr 14 2014]
Southport's 'outage season' ends [Published Star News Online - Apr 14 2014]
NRC eyes quake hazards to nuke plants [Published Cape Cod Online - Apr 12 2014]
NRC denies petition to expand evacuation zones ... [Published York Dispatch - Apr 10 2014]
US NR Blog Update: April Showers Also Bring Sea... [Published SPi World News - Apr 10 2014]
NRC rejects petition to expand emergency zones [Published Citizens Voice - Apr 10 2014]
Nuke plant status could be upgraded after inspe... [Published Citizens Voice - Apr 10 2014]
NRC rejects bid to expand nuclear evacuation zones [Published Cape Cod Online - Apr 10 2014]
PSEG Nuclear probes Salem 1 reactor pump failur... [Published Somerset Reporter - Apr 10 2014]
NRC rejects petition to extend emergency zones ... [Published Beaver County Times - Apr 09 2014]
Salem 1 nuclear power plant shuts down after st... [Published Star Ledger - Apr 09 2014]
Salem Unit I shut down for problem in steam gen... [Published New Jersey Online - Apr 09 2014]
Vermont Yankee emergency planning zone to be el... [Published Battleboro Reformer - Apr 09 2014]
Nuclear reactor shutdown caused by electrical i... [Published Hampton Union - Apr 08 2014]
Nuke plant officials to meet with regulatory ag... [Published Citizens Voice - Apr 03 2014]
PPL nuclear reactor's 2013 degraded performance... [Published Lehigh Valley Live - Apr 02 2014]
Seabrook Station Shutdown, Experiences Electric... [Published Exeter Patch - Apr 02 2014]
NEXTERA ENERGY : Seabrook nuclear power station... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 02 2014]
Unexpected Reactor Shutdown At Seabrook Nuclear... [Published NHPR - Apr 01 2014]
Unexpected reactor shutdown at NH nuclear plant [Published BusinessWeek - Apr 01 2014]
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Top 5 Pulitzer Prize “Traitors” in American Jou... [Published Informed Comment - Apr 15 2014]
The Pulitzer Prize committee’s opinion that Edward Snowden is a public servant rather than a traitor or criminal, as evidenced in its award to The Guardian and The Washington Post for their reporting from his trove of government documents, is a scandal ...
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The Washington Post and The Guardian have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category for their stories resulting out of the leaks of classified information from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden: The Washington ...
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