U.S. Department of Energy Announces First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

LCG, October 16, 2020--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this week announced it has selected two U.S.-based teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

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PSEG Files Application to Extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for New Jersey's Carbon-Free Nuclear Power Facilities

LCG, October 2, 2020--PSEG yesterday filed applications to extend Zero Emission Certificates (ZECs) for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants in Salem County in order to preserve New Jersey's largest carbon-free source of electricity and to help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy supply by 2050.

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Weather Shuts Down Chernobyl - It May be the End

LCG, Nov. 27, 2000--The one working reactor at Ukraine's notorious Chernobyl nuclear power plant tripped off line this morning when snow, ice and wind caused transmission line failures, signaling a drop in demand to the reactor's control systems.

Energoatom spokeswoman Nadiya Shumak said the plant shut down at 6:00 a.m. following a failure or electricity lines connecting the plant with the city of Vynnytsya, about 100 miles southwest of Kiev.

Vadim Hyrshchenko, acting director of the Ukrainian nuclear regulator, said Chernobyl might stay shut down. Operators plan to restart the reactor on Saturday, but Hyrshchenko asked "Is it worth our while restarting the reactor if it will only work for a few days before being turned off forever?"

The winter weather brought misery to millions of Ukrainians whose electricity failed when the country's transmission grid was unable to stand up to snow, ice and wind. Nearly half of all homes in portions of western Ukraine were without power.

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