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Fire At TN Superfund Site

December 18, 2013 4:57 pm | by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Firefighters stopped trying to put out a large industrial fire at a federal Superfund site in central Tennessee Wednesday afternoon because of fears that two 1,000-gallon propane tanks there could explode.                                                              

Stage Is Set For Clean Energy In 2014

December 16, 2013 10:57 am | by Natural Resources Defense Council | News | Comments

In a key year for the American people’s health and the environment, the nation has expanded clean energy and efficiency and acted against climate change, but further steps are needed to protect our communities and public health in 2014, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

U.S. Nuclear Regulators Offer Japan Storage Solutions

December 6, 2013 10:15 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States' top nuclear regulator said Friday that atomic energy users, including Japan, must figure out how to ultimately store radioactive waste.                                                 

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Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant Halted

December 6, 2013 9:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

UniStar Nuclear Energy is completely withdrawing its application to build a third nuclear power plant at Nine Mile Point on Lake Ontario.                                  

Idle NE Nuclear Plant Ready To Restart

December 5, 2013 12:28 pm | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nebraska utility that owns a nuclear power plant that has been idle since April 2011 says the troubled plant is now ready to restart, but federal regulators will make the final decision.              

Stolen Radioactive Materials Found

December 5, 2013 12:14 pm | by OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

A missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico, the country's nuclear safety director said.                       

Truck With Radioactive Load Stolen

December 4, 2013 12:37 pm | by RODRIGO SOBERANES, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cargo truck hauling used medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material was stolen from a gas station in central Mexico, and authorities have put out an alert in six central states and the capital to find it, Mexican and U.N. nuclear officials said Wednesday.

Solutions Proposed For Fukushima Water Crisis

December 3, 2013 12:20 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A government panel proposed additional measures to lessen the radioactive water crisis at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant, saying Tuesday that current plans are not enough to prevent the risk of a disaster.               

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NY Nuclear Plant Shut Down

December 3, 2013 12:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nine Mile Point 2 nuclear plant on Lake Ontario has been taken off-line after pumps that circulate water through the reactor shut off while being shifted to a lower speed.                                   

NJ Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

December 2, 2013 12:36 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hope Creek nuclear plant in southern New Jersey is offline after high moisture was found in the steam that spins the plant's turbine.                                                                  

Nuclear Waste Burial Debate Rages Along Lake Huron

November 26, 2013 11:19 am | by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire "not in my backyard" protests from local residents — and relief in places that were spared. But conventional wisdom has been turned on its head in Ontario...

Uranium Mine Hearing Delayed

November 26, 2013 11:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A second state panel has delayed hearings on a proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills until two federal agencies decide on the project.                                                              

NJ Nuclear Plant Back Online

November 25, 2013 11:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been returned to service after crews completed some planned maintenance work there this week.                             

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Nuclear Decommissioning Talks Continue In VT

November 22, 2013 12:04 pm | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Peter Shumlin and other top state officials are in talks with the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owners about how to dismantle the reactor and handle spent fuel after the plant closes late next year.                   

California Edison Refuses To Refund

November 21, 2013 12:55 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Southern California Edison will challenge a recommendation that it refund $74 million to customers who were charged operating costs for the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.                                                

CA Recommends Refunds For Nuclear Shutdown

November 20, 2013 11:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

California regulators recommended $94 million in refunds for Southern California utility customers for reduced operating costs at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.                                   

AZ Uranium Mining Halted

November 20, 2013 11:19 am | by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The only two uranium mines operating in Arizona and an associated mill in southern Utah are set to cease operations temporarily as prices for the ore decline.                                          

Uncertainties Abound In Decommissioning Efforts

November 19, 2013 11:25 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's costly, risky and dependent on technologies that have yet to be fully developed. A decades-long journey filled with unknowns lies ahead for Japan, which took a small step this week toward decommissioning its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Fuel Removal At Fukushima: What's At Stake?

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Work began today to remove nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. It's the first major step toward decommissioning the plant, a decades-long process fraught with uncertainty and challenges.

Plans To Bury Nuclear Waste In NV Drawing Fire

November 15, 2013 11:06 am | by KEN RITTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial in the desert are rekindling a long-running battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation's nuclear dumping ground.    

Equipment Failure Causes 2 Day Nuclear Shutdown

November 13, 2013 10:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's nuclear plant has shut down one of its units for 48 hours due to equipment failure.                                              

Former Japanese Leaders Join Calls Against Nuclear Power

November 12, 2013 9:55 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japan's flagging anti-nuclear movement is getting a boost from two former prime ministers who are calling for atomic power to be phased out following the Fukushima disaster.                                         

Radioactive Water Leak Shuts Down SC Reactor

November 12, 2013 9:47 am | by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A small radioactive water leak prompted Duke Energy Corp. to shut down a reactor at the Oconee Nuclear Station yesterday. Utility officials said the leak poses no danger, but it is the second time in less than three weeks a problem has shut down a reactor at the nuclear plant built 40 years ago.

Nuclear Expansion Suspended In TX

November 11, 2013 11:13 am | News | Comments

Dallas-based Luminant Generation had asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to double the number of nuclear reactors at its Comanche Peak plant from two to four. However, in a letter to the NRC, Luminant said its Japanese-based reactor partner had decided to focus on restoring nuclear power in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami led to a disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

SD Delays Uranium Mine Hearing

November 6, 2013 12:57 pm | by CARSON WALKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two federal agencies must approve a proposed uranium mine in the Black Hills before a South Dakota board further considers issuing a permit, its hearing chairman said Tuesday, citing a state law. An order issued Tuesday by Rex Hagg, hearing chairman, said the board will not reschedule the state hearing until the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have ruled on the project. 

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