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Brunswick Nuclear Plant

NRC starts special inspection at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will launch a special inspection at Progress Energy’s Brunswick nuclear power plant to assess the circumstances surrounding an event on Wednesday that required operators to shut down the Unit 2 reactor. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant reports "Unusual Event"

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The Brunswick Nuclear Plant declared an "Unusual Event" early this morning as a result of a reactor coolant system leak, according to a Progress Energy spokesman. It happened around 3:01 a.m. The event ended around 8:15 a.m. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant opens doors to media

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For the first time ever, cameras were allowed inside of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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NRC held meeting on Brunswick Nuclear Plant safety

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public meeting today after assessing the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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Town hall meeting focuses on nuclear power issues

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videoThe topics of nuclear energy and radiation are still making waves around the world more than a month after Japan's earthquake and tsunami. Concerned citizens attended a nuclear town hall today to learn more about the threat of a similar situation close to home. Full story...
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ncnuke.com breaks down the nuclear crisis

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video The threat of radiation in Japan is hitting home… two local men are trying to break down the scary situation. Full story...
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Japan nuclear crisis hits close to home for Brunswick Nuclear Plant neighbors

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videoWith all eyes on Japan's nuclear plant and how the country is being affected by the situation, folks in Brunswick County say the meltdown is hitting too close to home because of the Progress Energy Nuclear Plant in Southport. Full story...
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Nuclear plant staff donates bikes to kids

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Kids in the Cape Fear are getting an early Christmas present. Employees at Progress Energy's Brunswick Nuclear Plant are donating more than 1,700 bikes to elementary school children in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties. Full story...
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Progress Energy says tritium leak is fixed at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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video Progress Energy Inc. is watching monitoring wells at its Brunswick Nuclear Plant after finding a leak that caused elevated levels of a radioactive isotope in groundwater. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant under investigation

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. Progress Energy, which oversees the plant, confirmed the investigation is looking into the professional conduct of some of the plant's security officers. Full story...
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NRC plans to answer questions about Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

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How safe is the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant? That's a question the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will answer Wednesday night. Full story...
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