Bid For Third Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant Denied | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Bid For Third Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant Denied

Play associated audio
For the time being, Calvert Cliffs will remain home to just two nuclear reactors.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
For the time being, Calvert Cliffs will remain home to just two nuclear reactors.

Opponents of nuclear power expansion in Maryland are celebrating a big win. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has denied a bid to build a third nuclear power plant at Maryland's Calvert Cliffs.

A coalition of local civic groups successfully argued that the plan to build a third reactor would have violated the 1954 Atomic Energy Act. That law prohibits issuing a nuclear license to a company owned or controlled by a foreign country.

Unistar, the company the first proposed the new nuclear plant in 2007, is 100 percent French-owned.

The three-judge Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has given Unistar 60 days to find U.S. partner firms, but the ruling noted that Unistar has already had two years to fix the situation, and hasn't appeared to make any progress.

This is just second time a new reactor license was denied by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.

NPR

Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
NPR

Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price

Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.
WAMU 88.5

Bill Aims To Reduce Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

The bill would force schools to provide confidential advisors to victims and forbids athletic departments from handling sexual assault cases themselves.
NPR

Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.