More outstanding reporting by Tracy Idell Hamilton and Anton Caputo, who have been writing story after story about the secrecy at CPS Energy. The city-owned utility spent the summer touting a proposed $13 billion expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear plant. Problem is, the actual price could be as much as $4 billion higher … Read more
Nice scoop by Anton Caputo and Tracy Idell Hamilton: CPS Energy knew a year ago that contractor Toshiba Inc. wanted at least $4 billion more than San Antonio was willing to pay for the nuclear expansion, according to several sources close to the deal. Despite this, utility officials used a much lower figure as they … Read more
The San Antonio Express-News has been delving into many story angles about the proposed expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear plant near Bay City. CPS Energy wants to invest more than $5 billion for two new reactors, which has touched off a heated debate in San Antonio. For today’s story about nuclear safety, I … Read more
The friendly staff at the South Texas Project nuclear plant gave me a tour for my story about nuclear safety, which is running tomorrow. This video just went live on mySA.com and it gives you a sense of how the plant looks and sounds.
More food for thought about the South Texas Project nuclear plant, which has applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two new reactors: Express-News Reporter Tracy Idell Hamilton revealed Sunday the city could be on the hook for $400 million in bonds — even if San Antonio’s CPS Energy does not invest in the … Read more
If you missed this week’s debate about nuclear energy, Public Citizen posted complete videos of the Clean Tech Forum at the Pearl Brewery. At issue is whether CPS Energy should invest at least $5.2 billion in two new reactors at the South Texas Project nuclear plant in Matagorda County.
I toured the South Texas Project nuclear plant today in Matagorda County for a story about its safety record. Here’s a snapshot of the plant and the thick concrete dome that houses one of the nuclear reactors.
As South Texas deals with a seemingly never-ending drought, San Antonio Express-News Environmental Reporter Anton Caputo teamed up with Austin American-Statesman Reporter Asher Price for this story about the water supply that cools nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project in Matagorda County. The utility companies of both cities own a stake in STP, which … Read more
Have you heard of the nuclear accident at the SL-1 military facility that killed three men in 1961? Some readers of the San Antonio Express-News know about it. And today they questioned claims by nuclear plant owner CPS Energy that no one has ever been harmed by operations at a nuclear plant in the United … Read more
As CPS Energy seeks to invest in an expansion of the South Texas Project nuclear plant, the San Antonio Express-News set up a timeline of the plant’s history and safety record. You can check out what we’ve found so far, and also submit information in an online forum. We’ll plug relevant events into the chronology. … Read more