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  • Senate confirms two nuclear regulators

    Stephen G. Burns and Jeffery M. Baran are the newest members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after earning votes of 60-40 and 56-44, respectively. The move brings the commission's split to three Democrats -- chairwoman Allison Macfarlane being the other one -- and two Republicans.

  • Senate panel sends two nuclear regulator nominees to floor

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominees Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran, both Democrats, were approved by the committee. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., was the only GOP lawmaker to join all the panel's Democrats in voting to send the nominees to the floor.

  • Japanese nuclear plant clears safety hurdle

    TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval Wednesday under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation Authority unanimously approved an...

  • California regulator: alter nuclear plant deal

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant said that a proposed settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers. The plant's operators fashioned the deal with consumer groups...

  • Ohio nuclear plant says cracks not a safety threat

    OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — The operator of an Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie said cracks first discovered three years ago have grown in the concrete building that protects the plant and its reactor. The findings do not mean the structure at the Davis-Besse plant near Toledo is unsafe,...

  • Iranian nuclear talks return

    In an effort to reach a nuclear deal, talks between Iran and six other world powers will resume later this month in New York, the European Union announced Thursday.

  • Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

    ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government...

  • U.S. levels new sanctions against Iranian firms

    The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday penalized more than 25 entities and individuals it believes are involved in assisting Iran's nuclear program, supporting terrorism or aiding Tehran's evasion of U.S. and international sanctions.

  • Nuclear waste doesn't need to be shipped, regulators say

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that nuclear waste could safely be stored on site indefinitely. The new rule also lifted a two-year moratorium on new licensing.

  • Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment. The incident...

  • Los Alamos worker sentenced for trying to pass U.S. nuclear secrets to Venezuela

    A former employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico was sentenced Wednesday for conspiring to give U.S. nuclear secrets to Venezuela.

  • Now Rand Paul's support for coal, Kentucky's black gold, is questioned

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's support for regulations on coal and a past comment that it is "very dirty" are fueling a new assault on the 2016 GOP front-runner.



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