More Nuclear Power Articles

  • Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety regulations Wednesday, an important step toward restarting the country's first reactors under the tighter rules applied after the 2011 disaster. The Nuclear Regulation Authority accepted...

  • How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

    TOKYO (AP) — For years, Japan has struggled to find a site to safely store highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants for as long as 100,000 years. Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years — a...

  • Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

    HORONOBE, Japan (AP) — Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below this sleep dairy town that, despite government...

  • Nebraska's Cooper nuke plant celebrates 40th year

    BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — The Cooper nuclear plant in southeast Nebraska recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Nebraska Public Power District, which owns the plant near Brownville, said Cooper plays an important role in supplying electricity to the state. NPPD Chief Nuclear Officer...

  • John Kerry says U.S. open to working with Iran to assist Iraq

    The Obama administration signaled that talks with Iran on countering insurgents in Iraq may begin this week amid renewed negotiations with Tehran and other world powers over trying to reach a long-term agreement to curb its nuclear program.



From the Weekly Standard