nuclear

New York News
4:43 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Union Representing Indian Point Workers Negotiating Against Friday Deadline

Credit Daniel Case / Wikimedia Commons

A union representing nearly 400 workers at a nuclear plant in New York is negotiating against a Friday night deadline for a new contract.

Both sides say they hope an agreement can be reached without a strike at the Indian Point plant in Buchanan.

However, a spokesman for the Utility Workers of America says issues including wages and benefits remain unsettled.

Federal mediators have joined the bargaining at a suburban hotel.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed January 8, 2014

"The Girls of Atomic City" By Denise Kiernan

    The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage.

At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians--many of them young women from small towns across the South--were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war--when Oak Ridge's secret was revealed.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed December 11, 2013

"Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety"

  In his new book Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, investigator journalist Eric Schlosser explores the dilemma the has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age- How do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?

As he makes clear in this researched and eye opening exploration of America’s nuclear weapons, the most important of questions has never been resolved.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

11/25/13 Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Iran Pact
Kerry Defends
Nuclear Option
Presidents and lies
Spying on Non-Profits

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

11/21/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Executive Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Afghan Pact
Nuclear Option?
Kennedy Conspiracy Poll
Congressman Cocaine
A-Rod

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed January 30, 2013

"Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons" by Ward Wilson

    Ward Wilson is a senior fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has spoken before governments and at think tanks and universities on the issue of Nuclear Weapons.

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North Country News
7:52 am
Thu July 5, 2012

VT Yankee Nuke Plant at Full Power after Repairs

Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is producing electricity at full power again after technicians completed repairs to one of two motor generators that vary the flow of cooling water to the reactor.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Plant spokesman Rob Williams says the problem, discovered was caused by faulty electrical connections in the unit, which is about half the size of a bus.

On June 18, the plant's output was reduced to 38 percent after smoke was detected in the reactor building. The smoke was traced to the motor generator, which was shut down.

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North Country News
8:28 am
Wed June 27, 2012

US Appeals Court Says VT Late with Nuke Appeal

Courtesy NRC and Entergy Corp.

A U.S. appeals court has rejected an argument by the state of Vermont that the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant should not have been given a new operating license because its federal water quality permit was out of date.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

In a ruling issued Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the state had multiple opportunities to argue the Vernon plant lacked a valid permit under the Clean Water Act during the proceedings that led up to the plant's relicensing last year.

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New England News
7:03 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Sanders sorry to see nuke chairman go

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s “extremely disappointed” that the chairman of the Federal Nuclear Regulatory  Commission has announced his resignation. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more….

Sanders reacted Monday to news of Gregory Jaczko’s departure by saying he has appreciated the chairman’s recognition that the NRC’s job is not to promote nuclear power, but to be a strong safety regulator.

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North Country News
6:34 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Appeals Court Asks for VT Yankee Arguments

A federal appeals court weighing a water quality permit for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wants lawyers to provide it with written arguments on another type of water quality permit.

Vermont Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller says that was one result from a hearing Wednesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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