Articles by Scott DiSavino

How Meteorologists View 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Most meteorologists forecast the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than a year ago, with the number of named storms and hurricanes near average. A few meteorologists, however, expect this season to be more active than normal with one, Global Weather …

Manhattan Power Outages to Continue for Days: ConEd

Residents of lower Manhattan faced up to four days without power on Tuesday as Consolidated Edison, New York City’s power provider, scrambled to repair the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Almost every street below Times Square in the city’s Midtown …

New Jersey Nuclear Plant Declares ‘Alert’ After Sandy Storm Surge

Exelon Corp. declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, warning that a further water rise could force the country’s oldest working plant to use …

Nuclear Accidents Pose Little Risk to U.S. Health, Say Regulators

The risk to public health from a severe nuclear power plant accident in the United States is “very small” because reactor operators should have time to prevent core damage and reduce the release of radioactive materials, U.S. nuclear regulators said …

Report: Engineers Knew Tsunami Could Overwhelm Fukushima Plant

Over the past two weeks, Japanese government officials and Tokyo Electric Power executives have repeatedly described the deadly combination of the most powerful quake in Japan’s history and the massive tsunami that followed as “soteigai,” or beyond expectations. When Tokyo …