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Coronavirus cases at Limerick nuclear station raised concern. Pa. plants say they’re working to prevent outbreaks during refueling outages

After two workers test positive at Limerick, energy companies require social distancing and test workers for symptoms
By Jon Hurdle

Owners of Pa.’s Beaver Valley nuclear power station will keep it open because of state’s climate plan

New owners say they won't close the plant, as long as cap-and-trade plan goes through
By Reid Frazier

Three Mile Island wants to end siren tests, radiation monitoring as part of reduced emergency planning role

If the request is granted, the 10-mile evacuation zone surrounding TMI would cease to exist.
By David Wenner/PennLive

With TMI closed, nuclear advocates’ concern shifts to Pa.’s other plants

Those who support nuclear worry that without tax breaks, the plants will be shut out of a competitive energy market
By Katie Meyer


State Senate introduces a nuclear bailout bill, similar to $500 million proposal from House last month

Like a House bill introduced last month, the new Senate proposal adds nuclear power to the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.

By Marie Cusick


‘I am the witness’: Post-Fukushima, a Japanese man’s regrets mirror his country’s turn against nuclear power

Yuji Onuma was the pride of Futaba, Japan as a 12-year-old, when he won a town slogan contest by praising nuclear power. But eight years after the meltdown, Futaba is deserted and Onuma no longer believes in nuclear energy. ‘I’m glad that I realized my mistake before I died,’ he says.

By Susan Phillips

Poll: Public is split on whether state should act to prop up nuclear industry

Respondents generally support nuclear as part of the state’s energy mix. But when it comes to the government acting to help out the industry, they aren’t so sure.

By Reid Frazier

What will become of Three Mile Island’s nuclear waste if the plant closes?

In the absence of a long-term solution, the country’s nuclear power plants are left with one option: indefinite on-site storage.

By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive
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