Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says crews are working to get Unit 1 of its Calvert Cliffs facility back up after it automatically went off-line during Hurricane Irene.
Constellation Energy says it activated the lowest of four emergency levels at its Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant following the East Coast quake, but the plant is still operating at 100 percent capacity.
Radiation from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plants has been found in Maryland.
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 eyes of the world remain on the nuclear plant in Japan, crippled by the earthquake and tsunami.
The unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan has raised concerns over how vulnerable Maryland would be in a similar disaster.
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.