George Gellrich gets up at least once a night to check his computer. He could wait until the morning briefing at work, or even for the morning news shows. But he just can’t. He needs to know: Was there another explosion at the crippled nuclear plant in Japan? Did they restore power to the pumps? Is there enough water in the spent fuel pool at Unit 4? Has the radioactive contamination grown worse?
The disaster in Japan is raising some ugly questions about what is usually billed as a clean power source — nuclear power. Some question if Calvert Cliffs in Maryland is safe.
The operator of two nuclear reactors in southern Maryland says the facility remains safe amid news of partial meltdowns at reactors in Japan triggered by an earthquake and tsunami.
Gov. Martin O’Malley met again with officials of French utility Electricite de France SA over stalled plans for a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland.