On this week's podcast we interviewed Terry Lodge, a trial lawyer with significant experience working on nuclear issues. We have worked with Terry on cases involving San Onofre, Fermi, and Davis Besse, and today he joins us to discuss the challenge of participating meaningfully with the NRC. Is the NRC doing their job to protect citizens, or have they designed a byzantine system to thwart the public and protect the industry?Read More
OAK HARBOR, Ohio — A southern California utility’s decision to decommission a nuclear power plant plagued by trouble with its replacement steam generators reinforces the need for deep scrutiny of proposed steam-generator replacement at the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo, an anti-nuclear activist coalition contends. Southern California Edison said Friday it will abandon plans to restart its twin reactors at San Onofre after investigation of a small radioactive-steam leak 17 months ago revealed extensive damage to hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water in the plant’s virtually new steam generators.Read More
San Clemente, CA and Toledo, OH -- Southern California Edison announced Friday it would permanently shutdown the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant.
The move comes 17 months after the San Onofre plant was idled because of problems in steam generator systems.Read More
Expert witness report examining the licensing basis for First Energy's proposed Replacement Once Through Steam Generator modification to its Davis-Besse nuclear reactor. Fairewinds concludes that First Energy is attempting to avoid the more rigorous, full license amendment process, as Edison did at San Onofre with disastrous results.Read More