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Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Green Money

March 28, 2015 4:03 pm | by RAY HENRY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for producing carbon-free electricity.

Japanese Food Imported From Nuclear Disaster Areas Recalled in Taiwan

March 26, 2015 10:26 pm | by Kyodo News International | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration told reporters at the legislature that they ordered a recall of...

Report: Mix of Cat Litter, Salts Caused Nuclear-Dump Mishap

March 26, 2015 6:14 pm | News | Comments

The team was charged by the U.S. Energy Department to investigate the chemical reactions that...

Japan Audit: Millions of Dollars Wasted in Fukushima Cleanup

March 24, 2015 3:28 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Board of Audit report describes various expensive machines and untested measures that ended in...

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Report: Feds to Exceed Costs For Cleaning up Nuke Waste

March 24, 2015 3:25 pm | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of cleaning up radioactive waste at one of the federal government's premier nuclear laboratories has already exceeded expectations and more cost overruns are expected, according to a report released Monday by a government watchdog.

Jordan, Russia Sign $10 Billion Deal on Nuclear Reactors

March 24, 2015 3:12 pm | by SAM McNEIL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The kingdom's state-run Petra news agency said Russia's state-owned firm "Rosatom will construct two 1,000 megawatt nuclear reactors" at the country's plant in Amra in northern Jordan.

Fermi 2 Nuclear Plant Shuts Down After Water Leak Detected

March 23, 2015 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DTE Energy Co. says it has shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant after a water leak was detected within the dry well that encloses its reactor.

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Florida House Rejects Effort to Repeal Nuclear Power Fee

March 17, 2015 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State legislators are refusing to repeal a law that lets utility companies charge for future nuclear power plants.

Solar Eclipse Will Test Germany's Green Power Grid

March 13, 2015 2:38 pm | Articles | Comments

Will this week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany?

Police Break up Anti-Nuclear Protest by Greenpeace in Paris

March 9, 2015 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

France has the world's highest reliance on nuclear power — about two-thirds of its current energy production — and parliament is going to debate nuclear power this week.

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Unit Shut Down

March 5, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Operators of the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing are shutting down one of its two units because of a fire alarm.

Nuclear Company Areva in Turmoil After Billions in Losses

March 4, 2015 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.

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Hungary Makes Nuclear Deal With Russia a 30-Year Secret

March 3, 2015 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The details of Hungary's deal with Russia to expand its only nuclear power plant will remain secret for 30 years, after new legislation was approved Tuesday.

South Korea Renews License of 2nd-Oldest Nuclear Plant

February 27, 2015 1:40 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country's second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections of residents and anti-nuclear groups.

Vermont Yankee Official Expects Enough Money to Clean Site

February 27, 2015 1:31 pm | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

An executive with the owner of the mothballed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sought to clarify comments that environmentalists interpreted as a possibility the company might shirk its responsibility for cleaning up the site decades from now.

Japanese Man Arrested For Sending Boy to Help Fukushima Clean-up

February 18, 2015 9:47 am | by WochitGeneralNews | Videos | Comments

The Aichi prefectural police said the boy, from Kitanagoya City, western Japan, was sent to Fukushima to cut contaminated leaves and scrape up dirt in the disaster zone last July.

UMass Bans Iranians From Some Engineering, Science Programs

February 17, 2015 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The university will no longer admit students from Iran to some programs in engineering and natural sciences.

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Japan Readies First Robot to Probe Melted Fukushima Reactor

February 6, 2015 9:41 am | by MIKI TODA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Assessing the damage inside the reactors is a crucial step in the decommissioning of the plant, which was badly damaged by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Use of a remote-controlled robot is essential because no humans can go close to the reactor chambers because of their fatally high radiation levels.

Spain Nuclear Plant Shuts Down Amid Gale-Force Winds

February 4, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nuclear Security Council said in a statement that the Vandellos II plant in northeastern Spain shut down automatically at 3 p.m. (1400 gmt) Tuesday after there was electricity line disruption. The council said the incident represented no threat to workers at the plant, the public or the environment.

Poll Shows Giant Gap Between What Public, Scientists Think

January 29, 2015 4:04 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Matching polls of both the general public and the country's largest general science organization show that scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use, and nuclear power than is the general public.

Japan Nuclear Plant Worker Dies After Falling Into Tank

January 20, 2015 10:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of accidents at the site still struggling to clean up the mess from the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Currently, the plant's decades-long decommissioning involves nearly 7,000 workers.

US Regulators Cite Millstone For 'Very Low' Safety Issues

January 16, 2015 9:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a special inspection of a backup pump at the Millstone Power Station has raised two findings it characterizes as of "very low safety significance." The findings are the latest among safety and security problems the NRC has identified at Connecticut's sole nuclear power plant.

Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl

January 7, 2015 10:02 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Videos | Comments

One of the greatest applications for drones is how they can take our eyes to places they haven't been in a while — including Pripyat, Ukraine, home of Chernobyl. Though it's been almost 30 years since the disaster, images from Pripyat continue to captivate.

US Calls For Improved Ventilation at Troubled Nuclear Dump

January 5, 2015 5:44 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy says more needs to be done to improve ventilation for workers at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southern New Mexico. Air filters used to remove particles following a radiation leak in February have restricted the airflow...

Ukraine Nuke Plant Unit Taken Offline

December 29, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

One unit of Ukraine's Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline because of generator problems. State nuclear power company Energoatom says the unit was disconnected from the electricity net early Sunday to prevent internal damage to the generator. It did not give further details, but said radiation in the area is within acceptable limits.

Mixed Reaction as Vermont Yankee Plant Shuts Down

December 29, 2014 10:03 am | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ellen Merkel says she gets "a little teary-eyed" when she thinks about the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sending its last electrons to the regional power grid. She knows it will likely mean moving from her nice neighborhood in Vernon, where her husband works at the plant, to the South for a new job.

Callaway Nuclear Plant Marks 30 Years

December 26, 2014 10:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The only commercial nuclear power plant in Missouri has turned 30 and is seeking to operate for another three decades. The Callaway Energy Center, which generates about 20 percent of Ameren Missouri's electricity for its 1.2 million customers, was granted a 40-year operating license in 1984.

3 S. Korea Workers Die at Nuke Plant Construction Site

December 26, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Three South Korean workers died Friday after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a nuclear plant being built by South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company, which has come under recent threats by hackers, a company official said.

Prosecutors Not to Indict 3 Ex-TEPCO Execs Over Fukushima

December 26, 2014 10:17 am | by Kyodo News International, Tokyo | News | Comments

Japanese prosecutors are expected not to indict three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. on charges of professional negligence resulting in deaths and injuries over the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

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