The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fully funded through 2019 and not affected by the partial government shutdown.
This year’s session follows a report from PJM that some fear could be used to justify coal and nuclear subsidies.
As the nuclear industry makes a play for a bigger role in a carbon-free economy, Virginia landowners challenge the state’s decades-long ban on uranium mining at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Environmental advocates have jumped another hurdle in their quest to make sure FirstEnergy and its subsidiaries provide enough funding for safe closure of their nuclear power plants.
Federal regulators are watching the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants in Ohio more closely after problems with backup systems surfaced at both sites within the last year.