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12:27 pm on Monday March 28, 2011

SCE&G: Despite Japan nuclear woes, don't fret about SC reactors (update: Trace amounts of radiation detected in Carolinas)

Duke Energy The Oconee Nuclear Station in the Upstate is quite far from tsunami danger. Updated March 28: Power plants in S.C. and N.C. are reporting the detection of trace amount of radiation in connection with the unstable nuclear plants in Japan...
5:56 pm on Tuesday March 15, 2011

SCE&G: Despite Japan nuclear woes, don't fret about South Carolina reactors

Duke Energy The Oconee Nuclear Station in the Upstate is quite far from tsunami danger. It's an inevitable path: Japan's unfolding nuclear power disaster will continue to raise global and local concern about the long-term safety of nuclear power....
5:56 pm on Tuesday March 15, 2011

SCE&G: Despite Japan nuclear woes, don't fret about South Carolina reactors

Image by Duke Energy The Oconee Nuclear Station in the Upstate is quite far from tsunami danger.It's an inevitable path: Japan's unfolding nuclear power disaster will continue to raise global and local concern about the long-term safety of nuclear...
8:06 am on Wednesday February 2, 2011

Dome of 1950s Cold War reactor removed at Savannah River Site

Department of Energy The 174,000-pound dome is removed by a A 660-ton crane with a 200-foot boom. The landscape about 100 miles from us just took another step away from the Cold War.  On Tuesday, the Savannah River Site removed the 75-foot-tall...
4:35 am on Monday November 16, 2009

Learn about the nuclear bomb that was dropped on S.C.

Image by Archive.orgImage by 20091115-bomb.jpg The news real from the incident. Ever hear about when the Air Force accidentally dropped a nuclear bomb on the small town of Mars Bluff near Florence, South Carolina, in 1958? Well, you've got a chance...
1:56 pm on Tuesday October 6, 2009

Radioactive waste shipment from S.C. to Utah delayed for at least two months

Image by Department of EnergyImage by 20091006-drums.jpg A shipment of 10,000 metric tons of low-radiation waste from the Savannah River Site to Utah has been delayed by at least two months. The Associated Press has the brief. A few weeks back a...
10:50 am on Thursday February 12, 2009

Nuclear reactors get state OK, electricity rates to rise

SCE&G has received state approval from the South Carolina Public Service Commission on plans to build two new nuclear reactors near Columbia. But the utility must still get final approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a process that...
11:15 am on Wednesday February 11, 2009

Governor: Better to build nuclear over coal

S.C. Governor Mark Sanford has officially stated he's against a controversial proposed coal plant near Florence, saying we'd be better to go for nuclear options. Read more stories on this subject in our nuclear topic page. Two nuclear plants are...
7:27 am on Tuesday December 2, 2008

Dear critics: If we don't go nuclear, we will get more coal plants

Image by Flickr user mandj98Image by 20081202-nuclear.jpg SCE&G was lambasted by opponents on the first day of state hearings to approve a $9.8 billion plan to build to new nuclear reactors 20 miles northwest of Columbia. Read more stories on...
3:37 am on Monday October 27, 2008

Coal power: What to do about all the toxic ash

Image by Flickr user The TardigradeImage by 20081026ash.jpg With all the heated exchanges over what to do about spent fuel from nuclear power, the coal power problem has been all but swept under the rug. And for once we're not talking about the air...

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