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Edward J Markey

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  • San Onofre: Edison denies it was aware of plant defects

     
    Southern California Edison, the operator of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant, pushed back against two lawmakers who said that the utility company was aware of defects in the plant's replacement steam generators before installing them. Sen. Barbara B
  • Edison failed to fix problems with San Onofre system, Boxer charges

     
    Southern California Edison was aware of problems with replacement steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear power but chose not to make fixes, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer charged Wednesday. Boxer’s office cited a leaked report from Mitsubishi Heavy...

    Fracking used more diesel fuel than estimated, lawmakers say

     
    Oil service companies such as Halliburton have maintained that the practice does not affect drinking water, despite anecdotal evidence in places such as Wyoming that show methane and other chemicals in residential wells near fracking activities.

    Facebook under scrutiny for face-recognition feature from privacy group, lawmakers [Updated]

     
    Facebook's new facial-recognition feature is getting some unwelcome recognition, for the company, from a prominent privacy group and lawmakers in the U.S. and European Union. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, based in Washington D.C., said on...

    The conversation: Evaluating the risk of nuclear power plants

     
    How big a threat are nuclear power plants? Are we prepared for a nuclear meltdown should one occur? And who the heck can we trust? Nuclear fails the test This page takes the threat of climate change very seriously, and...