KEWAUNEE (AP) - Wisconsin's two nuclear power plants will be under less scrutiny from federal regulators because of improved safety grades.
The two-reactor Point Beach plant and single-reactor Kewaunee plant drew extra attention from regulators earlier in the decade because of spotty safety records. Operating under new ownership, the plants have improved those safety grades.
The plants will get a safety review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the next six months, as will all U.S. nuclear plants because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The Journal Sentinel says the plants generate nearly one-fifth of Wisconsin's electricity. Plant operators say the facilities are designed to withstand extreme natural events, such as tornadoes, flooding and earthquakes.
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An armed robbery suspect sustained life-threatening injuries after being shot in Fond du Lac County.
First responders helped ring in the holidays at the 45th annual Howard-Suamico Christmas Parade.
Christmas is just two and half weeks away, and kids and families are getting into the holiday spirit.
Single digit temps around the area caused problems in the Fox Valley Saturday morning.
The frigid temperatures forced some area communities to cancel their weekend Christmas celebrations. But New London braved the cold for its annual Holiday of Wonder Parade.
Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's all of the injuries, but many Packers fans are saying "no thanks," to this weekend's Packers game.