Bay cleanup

PSEG Nuclear website

There’s a proposal to streamline some reporting requirements for the nuclear Salem/Hope nuclear power plant across the Delaware Bay that it says are duplications.

But, the Wilmington News Journal reports that it’s drawn sharp criticism from a conservation group and an inquiry by the federal government.

The PSEG Nuclear proposal would end notifying federal officials of fish kills and alterations in the cooling water intakes for the facility.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sen. Mark R. Warner says he's introduced legislation that would better track the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Virginia Democrat says the legislation would require the Office of Management and Budget to compare costs and the performance of restoration activities by various federal agencies involved in the massive environmental endeavor.

The multi-year effort to clean up the bay involves at least 10 federal agencies, Virginia, West Virginia, four other states, the District of Columbia and more than 1,000 local governments.