LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top executive overseeing the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant on the California coast received compensation valued at nearly $2 million last year, according to a regulatory filing released Friday.
Speaking to a group of nuclear industry insiders, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane warned the industry to be prepared for the unknown, including terrorism, aging reactors and natural disasters, rather than relying on current safety prediction models, The New York Times reports.
During an inspection to determine if the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station is prepared for a restart, regulators from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued two new safety complaints that must be addressed, The Omaha World Herald reports.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission denied a petition from UniStar Nuclear Operating Services, upholding its ruling to deny a license for a third nuclear reactor at Maryland's Calvert Cliffs, The Associated Press reports.
Liberal watchdog group Checks and Balances Project said the State Department inspector general is investigating potential conflicts of interests in the department's environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.