More Nuclear Power Articles

  • 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.

  • Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming. Moniz stopped to speak in Idaho Falls on Wednesday...

  • Delays for SC nuclear plant pressure industry

    ATLANTA (AP) — Expensive delays are piling up for the companies building new nuclear power plants, raising fresh questions about whether they can control the construction costs that crippled the industry years ago. The latest announcement came this week from executives at SCANA Corp., which has...

  • Nuclear reactor near NYC running after shutdown

    BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — A nuclear power reactor near New York City is operating again, two days after a faulty sensor led to an automatic shutdown. Indian Point in Westchester County says Unit 3 restarted Friday. It went offline Wednesday when a sensor detected a reactor pressure change....

  • Connecticut nuclear plant had 3 safety violations

    WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal inspectors cited the state's nuclear plant on Tuesday for three minor safety violations, including a worker who inhaled radioactive material. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it found three violations of "very low safety significance" in a quarterly...

  • 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.

  • Florida utility asks for OK to pass on nuclear charges

    JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida Power & Light Co. is asking the state to allow it to charge customers for costs related to two proposed nuclear reactors. It's the seventh straight year FPL is making such a request to the Florida Public Service Commission. Under the proposal going before...

  • Dismantling California nuke plant will cost $4.4b

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dismantling the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California will take two decades and cost $4.4 billion, but spent radioactive fuel will be held at the site indefinitely, according to a game plan from Southern California Edison. The price tag could make it the most...

  • Mass. group pushing nuclear power ballot question

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A group of local residents say they've collected enough signatures to place a public policy question on the November ballot in the Cape and Islands senate district related to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. The group Cape Downwinders says they plan to deliver more than...

  • Nuclear plant looks to end emergency planning role

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The soon-to-close Vermont Yankee nuclear plant wants to stop paying for emergency services in the region, but a watchdog group opposes that, saying nuclear waste on-site will create continuing risks. Plant officials have told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that the...



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