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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down for mechanical issue

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station was shut down for the second time in roughly three weeks following a mechanical issue at the Plymouth plant. A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman says the facility experienced an “unplanned shutdown” around 8:35 a.m. Tuesday after water levels unexpectedly spiked in the reactor pressure vessel. Water is pumped into the reactor ...

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State OKs 2nd fuel storage pad at closed nuclear plant

FILE - In this June 19, 2013 file photo, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station sits along the banks of the Connecticut River in Vernon, Vt. Its owner, Entergy Corp., said it is closing the plant for economic reasons, and is expected to be disconnect from the regional power grid. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Public Service Board has approved a request to build a second dry fuel storage pad at a closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. The board on Monday issued a certificate of public good for the project, which will give plant owner Entergy Corp. additional capacity to store spent nuclear waste. Entergy already ...

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Regulators, Palisades nuclear plant reach settlement over leak

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COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Federal regulators say they have reached a settlement with owners of the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan stemming from a leak five years ago. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday Entergy Corp. will deal with failures in handling a leak from the safety injection refueling water tank into the plant’s control room. The ...

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Entergy Mississippi cuts rates by $102M as natural gas dips

Entergy Mississippi cuts rates by $102M as natural gas dips

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Entergy Mississippi just can’t cut electrical rates fast enough to keep up with falling natural gas prices, and Mississippi Power Co. isn’t far behind. The unit of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. will cut rates by $102 million in coming months on its 442,000 Mississippi customers. For residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatts of electricity per month, ...

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Mississippi close to landing big industry

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JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi could be days away from landing a major industrial project, as pieces of the recruitment effort including special utility rates and incentive legislation are moving forward. The state Public Service Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to allow Energy Mississippi to offer a special electrical rate to an unnamed industry. Cecil Brown, Democratic Central District public service commissioner, said ...

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Cuomo calls for investigation of Indian Point nuclear plant

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state utility regulators to begin a full investigation of the operations and safety protocols at the Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson River about 30 miles north of Manhattan. Plant owner Entergy says federal regulators with nuclear expertise say the plant is safe. Monday evening, one reactor was automatically shut ...

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6 Things you need to know about the Pilgrim Power Plant closure

Low natural gas prices and high costs of operations finally caught up with Massachusetts’s sole nuclear power plant. Entergy Corp., which owns the plant, announced a 2019 expiration date for the Pilgrim Power Plant in Plymouth, but the closure could come as early as 2017. Entergy President of Wholesale Commodities Bill Mohl cited a combination of poor market conditions, reduced ...

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Decommissioning Pilgrim to cost $1B

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Decommissioning a nuclear power plant like Pilgrim will cost close to $1 billion and could take a decade to complete, but is not particularly complicated, according to one expert. “It’s not dissimilar from taking care of asbestos, you need to make sure when you’re bringing down the structure you don’t disburse the potentially hazardous material,” said Jacopo Buongiorno, a nuclear ...

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Entergy to close Massachusetts Pilgrim nuclear plant by 2019

Oct 13 (Reuters) – Entergy Corp said Tuesday it will close its Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts no later than June 1, 2019, because of poor market conditions, reduced revenues and increased operational costs. “Market conditions and increased costs led us to reluctantly conclude that we had no option other than to shut down the plant,” Leo Denault, Entergy’s ...

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Entergy units in La. to be merged, after PSC approval

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana utility regulators agreed Wednesday to merge two subsidiaries of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. into one company that provides electricity to more than 1 million customers around the state. The Public Service Commission voted 4-1 for the consolidation of Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana. The single utility company, with over $16 billion in assets, ...

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