"Nile Mile Point Nuclear Plant Shuts Down To Investigate Leak"

"SCRIBA, N.Y. — Officials at Constellation Energy are investigating a leakage in a containment structure that caused the shutdown of the Nine Mile Point Unit 2 reactor on Lake Ontario over the weekend.

The Oswego Palladium-Times reports that the reactor remained shut down Sunday after a “higher-than-normal leakage” was discovered inside the facility’s drywell. The incident was classified as an “unusual event,” the lowest level of nuclear power plant emergencies."

The Associated Press had the story August 8, 2011.


"River Temperature Forces Nuclear Plant To 50 Percent Power" (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

"Federal Security Concerns Since 9/11 Have Turned U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Into Armed Fortresses" (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

"Massive Solar Storm Could Cause Catastrophic Nuclear Threat in US" (International Business Times)

"Nuclear-Waste Costs Go Critical" (Wall St. Journal)

Source: AP, 08/09/2011