Bird droppings apparently caused NY nuclear reactor outage

Mar 4, 2016

Bird droppings apparently caused NY nuclear reactor outage

Bird droppings were the likely cause of a December shutdown at a nuclear power plant outside New York City, according to the operator. An Indian Point reactor safely shut down for three days starting Dec. 14 following an electrical disturbance on outdoor high voltage ...

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

Feb 20, 2016

Global wind power capacity tops nuclear energy for first time

The capacity of wind power generation worldwide reached 432.42 gigawatts (GW) at the end of 2015, up 17 percent from a year earlier and surpassing nuclear energy for the first time, according to data released by global industry bodies. The generation capacity of wind ...

Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

Feb 11, 2016

Critics decry radioactive leak at New York nuclear plant

A leak of radioactive material into the groundwater below a nuclear power station in New York City’s suburbs highlights a chronic problem with the nation’s atomic plants, some watchdogs said. New testing has shown that the amount of tritium in the groundwater below the ...