nuclear

Science and Technology
7:04 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Missouri Coalition for the Environment raises concerns about the Ameren Callaway Nuclear Plant

The Callaway nuclear reactor
Credit Bridgit Bowden / KBIA

Ameren’s Callaway nuclear plant near Fulton is in its 30th year of operation. It has a 40-year license and is in the process of getting it renewed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC.

Missouri Coalition for the Environment is heading an effort to stop it from being re-licensed.

One of their main concerns is spent, or used, radioactive rods that are left over after making power. When they’re taken out of the reactor, they’re still extremely hot and need to be stored in a cooling facility.

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Business
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Mon August 19, 2013

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Ameren's Callaway Energy Center

After weeks of being out of commission, Ameren's Callaway nuclear energy plant is back in service.

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Investigative Report: Looking Into Callaway Nuclear Power Plant’s “Safety Culture”

Since 2005, there have been at least 17 documented cases of alleged discrimination at the Callaway Nuclear Generating plant, according to Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents acquired under the Freedom of Information Act
Daniel Longar

Note: The following report was originally released in May 2010.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials and documents describe the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant just south of Fulton, MO as having a safety conscious work environment. However, since 2005, there have been at least 14 documented allegations of discrimination against employees for reporting safety concerns at the Callaway plant, according to commission reports.

By Patrick Sweet and Rebecca Townsend

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