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  • Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

    Developers of a Georgia nuclear project didn't have to pay millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it secured $6.5 billion in loan guarantees from the Energy Department in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. The DOE calculated a...

  • Muskegon utility hopes for new use of closed plant

    MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy is committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two years, officials with the utility said. The unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp. offered updates Tuesday on plans to...

  • Fermi 2 nuclear plant corrects security lapse

    FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Federal inspectors say a now-corrected security lapse could have allowed unauthorized access to a protected area at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan. The Monroe News reported (http://bit.ly/1eZZ1uG ) Monday the Nuclear...

  • Connecticut's nuclear plant can use warmer water

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's nuclear power plant won permission to use warmer water from Long Island Sound for cooling at one of its two units in Waterford, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday. The Millstone 2 plant may use water as warm as 80 degrees Fahrenheit, up...

  • Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program. The...

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

    PARIS (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press. Size...

  • 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.



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