Nuclear power

Environment
8:32 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Missouri Environmental Group Sues Over Long-Term Risks Of Nuclear Waste

Ameren's Callaway Nuclear Reactor is the only commercial nuclear power plant in Missouri.

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 10:46 pm

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is one of several groups filing suit against the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to try to get the agency to address the long-term storage of nuclear waste.

That suit follows similar cases filed by the states of New York, Connecticut, and Vermont, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Prairie Island Indian Community in Minnesota.

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Up to Date
11:52 am
Mon August 11, 2014

TEDxKC: From Fission To Fusion

Michel Laberge hopes to make it possible for solar energy to power the grid.

The idea of nuclear power is nothing new, but the traditional method of producing it by fission is being challenged by the safer and greener process of fusion.

On Monday's Up to Date, we talk with the founder of an energy company making a fusion prototype to supply commercially-viable and competitive power generation.

Guest:

  • Dr. Michel Laberge, founder and chief scientist at General Fusion
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Environment
7:38 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Kan. Nuclear Plant Off 'Watch List', But New Problems Surface

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has taken the only nuclear power plant in Kansas off of its special "watch list" for plants with problems needing closer scrutiny, but some new issues have arisen.

The NRC has listed Wolf Creek in the “degraded performance” category for more than a year. That’s the next-to-the-lowest of four ratings. Those problems have been resolved, and the plant has been upgraded to normal status. 

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Environment
8:00 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Callaway Nuclear Plant Back Online

Ameren Missouri

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 4:53 pm

Missouri's sole nuclear power plant is back online after being shut down for more than three weeks.

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center was taken off line July 26 after an electrical arc caused a small fire.  The plant resumed operations Sunday morning.  Spokesman Cleve Reasoner says the arc was triggered when a ventilation louver came loose and got too close to the power cables.

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Government
7:20 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Companies Push For Small Nuclear Reactors In Missouri

Ameren Missouri's Callaway County plant near Fulton. Ameren and Westinghouse Electric Co. have a plan in the works to build up to five small modular nuclear reactors near the plant.
Ameren Missouri

Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse executives gave a presentation to the state Public Service Commission on their plans to build small modular nuclear reactors, also known as SMR’s.

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Headlines
7:31 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 20, 2012

The Kansas City, Mo. Council revives a truancy curfew measure.  A Kansas City teen is charged with texting while driving in a fatal accident.  That and more news from KCUR.

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KCUR News
4:44 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

New Nuke Plant Starts Amid Protests

Shovels were ceremonial. Heavy earth moving equipment does the real work at Highway 150 site.(click to enlarge)
kcur photo by dan verbeck

Kansas City, MO – Heavy equipment has started moving earth for the nearly $700 Million nuclear weapon parts plant in south Kansas City. Ground was broken this morning near the former Richards-Gebauer Air Force Base at Highway 150 and Botts Road. The complex is owned by the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Protestors walked and stood close to the job site where 25 hundred people are expected to work. Seven protestors were arrested and booked for disorderly conduct, accused of walking into the path of a VIP bus.

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KCUR News
2:24 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Federal Health Officials Kick Off Investigation Of Bannister Complex

Kansas City, Mo. – Federal health officials arrive at the Banister Federal Complex today, the latest part of an ongoing investigation of possible hazards inside the General Services Administration's (GSA's) side of the complex. It's the first time health officials have been called in.

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