More Nuclear Power Articles

  • Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only running atomic power plant amid talks with the West about a final deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program, a newspaper reported on Monday. The government-run daily "Iran" quoted Ali...

  • Iran: '50 to 60 percent agreement' on nuke deal

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday his country and six world powers are in "50 to 60 percent agreement" on the shape of a deal meant to crimp any potential Iranian attempt to build nuclear arms in exchange for an end to crippling economic sanctions. Speaking for the six, EU...

  • Iran, 6 powers seek to narrow nuclear differences

    VIENNA (AP) — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers on Tuesday focused for the first time on the concrete shape of a deal meant to result in long-term curbs on Tehran's nuclear program. With less than three months to go before an informal July deadline, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad...

  • Fukushima children start school, flee radiation

    MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) — The 12-year-old girl didn't want to leave her younger brother, and her grandparents didn't want her to go away. But a family living near the "no-go zone" surrounding Japan's destroyed nuclear plant has other things to consider. Yukie Hashimoto and her husband sent...

  • Nuclear disposal agreement could bring Russia, U.S. to negotiating table

    Officials in the United States and Russia soon might have to negotiate over a hot-button energy issue -- and it's not related to natural gas. At issue is a Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, or MOX, project in Aiken, S.C., that is supposed to convert weapons-grade plutonium into commercial...

  • San Onofre nuclear plant hit with violation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California nuclear power plant violated rules by failing to get approval before eliminating 39 emergency-response jobs after the plant closed last year, government regulators said Friday. A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report Friday said the low-level violation...

  • Company stumbles have Energy Dept., Capitol Hill worried about $450 million nuclear program

    Concern is growing at the Energy Department and on Capitol Hill about a combined $450 million of commitments made to two companies building next-generation nuclear reactors. The Energy Department entered into separate, five-year cost-share agreements with Charlotte, N.C.-based Babcock and...

  • U.S., Ukraine vow not to recognize 'illegal' takeover of Crimea

    The United States and Ukraine on Tuesday vowed that they would not recognize Russia's “illegal” annexation of Crimea, as the international community looks to ramp up pressure on the Kremlin.

  • Environmentalists oppose nuclear plant extension in Missouri

    A Missouri environmental group is urging federal regulators to hold off on issuing a 20-year extension for a central Missouri nuclear power plant until questions about future storage of fuel rods are answered.

  • North Anna nuke power plant review to be discussed

    MINERAL, Va. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a meeting in Virginia to field questions on the agency's assessment of the safety performance last year at the North Anna nuclear power plant. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday in Louisa. It will take place from 5 p.m. to...

  • Democrat Magwood stepping down from nuclear panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — William Magwood, a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission whose criticism helped lead to the ouster of the agency's former chairman, said Wednesday he soon will be leaving the five-member commission. Magwood, 52, a Democrat, has served on the NRC since 2010. He was one...

  • South Carolina sues Energy Department over nuclear fuel project

    Supporters of a South Carolina nuclear fuel project say the Obama administration's move to halt work there would leave weapons-grade plutonium onsite and allow Russia to break a nuclear arms agreement. The state of South Carolina sued the Energy Department on Tuesday over the decision to...

  • 2nd radiation release indicated at New Mexico site

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New air sampling data from southeastern New Mexico's troubled nuclear waste dump indicates there has been another small radiation release. Department of Energy officials say a monitoring station picked up elevated radiation readings around the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant...

  • NRC to discuss review of Surry nuclear power plant

    SURRY, Va. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a meeting in Virginia to field questions on the agency's assessment of the safety performance last year at the Surry nuclear power plant. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday in Surry. It will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m....

  • GAO: Nuclear regulators learned from Fukushima disaster, but more work ahead

    U.S. nuclear reactors are safer than they were before the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown that occurred three years ago in Japan, but automated data collection systems are still not prepared to operate in extreme conditions, according to a Government Accountability Office report. The GAO report,...



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