China is building four new nuclear plants, and has nearly completed construction on two of them, in the Zhejiang and Shandong provinces over the past five years, while similar plants in the United States have only just begun construction. Westinghouse, an American nuclear power company, is in charge of construction on both sets of plants.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) chairman Gregory Jaczko announced Monday he will resign, effective on the confirmation of a successor, after years of criticism and allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hard at work ensuring the closure of the Indian Point nuclear power plant that helps power New York City – and some of his closest political allies stand to profit significantly from the deal. Records show that Cuomo has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from individuals funding a competitor to the nuclear power plant, as well as from individuals who object to its existence on ideological grounds.