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Apr 14, 2015

NRC inspects Md. nuclear reactors after D.C. power outage

Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are visiting the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant to probe the unplanned shutdown of both reactors.

Sep 6, 2013

1 of 2 reactors at Calvert Cliffs power plant shuts down

LUSBY — Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says it has shut down one of two nuclear reactors at its Calvert Cliffs power plant after a malfunction during testing. Plant spokesman Kory Raftery says a control rod dropped into the reactor Thursday during tests at the Southern Maryland plant and it was shut down. He says electrical […]

Aug 31, 2012

NRC denies license for third reactor in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission can’t issue a license to a French company to build a new nuclear power plant in Maryland as long as the company is completely foreign owned, a panel of judges ruled Thursday. The 29-page ruling on the application to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs was made by […]

Aug 14, 2012

1 of 2 Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactors shut down

LUSBY — Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says it has shut down one of two reactors at its Calvert Cliffs plant in southern Maryland after a malfunction caused a drop in power generation. A spokesman said Monday that a control rod unexpectedly dropped into the reactor core. Control rods are used to regulate the pace of […]

Feb 16, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves Constellation-Exelon deal

Exelon’s proposed takeover of Constellation Energy crossed another hurdle Thursday when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the $7.9 billion deal. Constellation’s nuclear division, the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, is licensed to operate five reactors and two spent fuel installations. The staffs at the plants, including management, will remain essentially unchanged when Ex[...]

Feb 9, 2012

NRC approves first new nuclear plant in three decades

WASHINGTON — The nation’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation won approval Thursday as federal regulators voted to grant a license for two new reactors in Georgia. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission voted 4-1 to approve Atlanta-based Southern Co.’s request to build two nuclear reactors at its Vogtle site south of Augusta. The vote […]

Jan 26, 2012

Developer wants $41M PILOT to lure Exelon to the harbor

As Exelon Corp. officials said Thursday they expect to staff the corporation’s newly merged Baltimore organization by late May, the Baltimore Development Corporation board voted on a request for $41 million in tax incentives to help a developer build a potential new headquarters for the energy giant. The BDC’s board voted in closed session, said […]

Jan 26, 2012

Advocates voice support for Calvert Cliffs’ third reactor

SOLOMONS — Calvert County business owners and nuclear energy advocates support a plan to build a third reactor at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, saying it would help the local economy. The hearing held by the federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board gave nuclear regulators an opportunity to hear from local residents and others about […]

Jan 25, 2012

Exelon 4Q profit rises, adjusted results miss view

CHICAGO — Power plant operator Exelon Corp. on Wednesday said that its fourth-quarter profit rose 16 percent, but its adjusted results missed Wall Street expectations due to higher costs and unfavorable weather conditions. Its shares slipped in midday trading after sinking to a 52-week low earlier in the session. The company is one of the […]

Sep 1, 2011

Constellation: Reactor restarting after Irene

LUSBY — Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says one of two nuclear reactors at its Calvert Cliffs power plant is being brought back online after being shutdown automatically during Hurricane Irene. The reactor was shut down when a piece of siding was blown into a transformer. Constellation issued a statement Wednesday saying damage was not found […]

Aug 29, 2011

Constellation works to restore Calvert Cliffs nuclear unit

LUSBY — Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says inspections are underway to determine when it can restart a nuclear reactor at its Calvert Cliffs plant that shut down during Hurricane Irene. One of the two reactors at the plant shutdown automatically when a piece of aluminum siding was blown into a transformer. CENG said Monday that […]

Jun 28, 2011

PSC ruling on Constellation deal due in January

Hearings and discussions over Exelon Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Constellation Energy Group will take more than two months according to state regulators who outlined the process on Tuesday. The Maryland Public Service Commission held its first hearing on the $7.9 billion all-stock deal and said they anticipate ruling on Jan. 5. The commission said it […]

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