Intelligence officials and security analysts say Russian hackers are devoting much more effort toward implanting malicious software in the U.S. power grid than attempting to breach electoral systems, according to a new report. Several intelligence officials told The New York Times that Russian efforts had been more focused on attacking and infiltrating U.S. infrastructure systems, while interference in electoral systems remained lower than the level witnessed in 2016. The report comes days after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that the scope of Russian intrusions was far greater than previously realized, and that Russian hackers gained access to the control rooms of power plants across the country.
The Hill 28th July 2018 read more »
Completion of the Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama will have an economic output of more than $12 billion and create more than 8,000 jobs. That’s according to a statement Friday by Shelia Shepard, president and CEO of the Jackson County Economic Development Authority. Plans for completing the mothballed plant – sold by TVA at auction in 2016 for $111 million – will be unveiled Monday.
Al.com 27th July 2018 read more »
In the 12 muddled months since the abandonment of two South Carolina nuclear reactors that never produced a watt of power, only one thing seems certain: it will take a lot of litigation to untangle the mess. Courtrooms are where much of the saga some call South Carolina’s nuclear boondoggle will unfold. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. and state-owned utility Santee Cooper spent more than $9 billion before abandoning construction on the reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Columbia last year. State and federal authorities are probing the failure, and irate customers and shareholders have filed lawsuits.
Washington Post 28th July 2018 read more »
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