Tue March 4, 2014

Power loss shuts down Nine Mile Point reactor

Originally published on Mon March 10, 2014 8:47 am

Constellation Energy Group

Nine Mile Point 2 was shut down early this morning after losing power from a supply unit in the plant.

Neil Sheehan, a public affairs officer for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said the loss of power effected cooling flow to both of the plant's reactor recirculation pumps.

"The operators at the plant, in turn, manually scrammed or shut down the reactor," Sheehan said. "And that means they inserted all the control rods, halted the fissioning process and, therefore, the plant was no longer heating up water and generating electricity."

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Sun March 2, 2014

Crude oil concerns at the Port of Albany

Albany residents at DEC public comment meeting over oil heating plans at the Port of Albany
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Call it a case of David vs Goliath. A fortune 500 oil company sets up shop at the Port of Albany and inside of a decade request the Department of Environmental Conservation to allow them to ‘modify’ their air quality permit. The changes go largely unnoticed until community members of Albany’s South End get wind of the project at the 11th hour, forcing the DEC to hold a public comment meeting. Environmental justice takes front stage as citizens attempt to take on Global Companies LLC.

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Thu February 27, 2014
Cape Vincent

BP kills Cape Vincent Wind farm project

Joanna Richards/WRVO/NCPR

BP had been facing a March 17 deadline to sell the project or face a review by the state’s Public Service Commission.

The commission had said it would consider closing the application if BP didn’t find a buyer by then. So far, it hasn’t. BP is in the process of selling off its entire Renewables division.

The company said in an emailed statement Wednesday it’s withdrawing its application with the state for the wind farm and divesting itself of its land rights and other assets for the project.

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