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NYC-area nuclear plant sale gets federal approval

Nov. 23, 2020 6:50 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved sale of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to a dismantling company without granting requests by lawmakers and environmental groups for public hearings. The NRC announced Monday that it has signed off on its staff’s...

FILE- This April 20, 2007 file photo shows the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's staff have approved the sale of the nuclear power plant north of New York City to a New Jersey company for dismantling, despite petitions from state and local officials to hold public hearings before taking action. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

NYC-area nuclear plant sale for decommissioning is approved

Nov. 17, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s staff have approved the sale of the Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City to a New Jersey company for dismantling, despite petitions from state and local officials to hold public hearings before taking action. The...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, a view of Belarus's first nuclear plant, near Astravets, Belarus, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Belarus' first nuclear power plant stopped generating electricity the day after it was formally opened by President Alexander Lukashenko and some of its equipment needs to be replaced. A Belarusian official told The Associated Press on Tuesday Nov. 10, 2020 that the Russian-built and financed Astravets plant stopped producing power on Sunday because some electrical equipment broke down. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP, File)

Belarus nuclear plant stops power output soon after opening

Nov. 10, 2020 12:01 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' first nuclear power plant stopped generating electricity the day after it was formally opened by President Alexander Lukashenko and some of its equipment needs to be replaced, a Belarusian official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Lukashenko inaugurated the Russian-built...

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, right, attends the first Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant during the plant's power launch event outside the city of Astravets, Belarus, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday formally opened the country's first nuclear power plant, a project sharply criticized by neighboring Lithuania. Lukashenko said the launch of the Russian-built and -financed Astravyets plant

Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania

Nov. 7, 2020 8:33 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday formally opened the country’s first nuclear power plant, a project sharply criticized by neighboring Lithuania. Lukashenko said the launch of the Russian-built and -financed Astravyets plant “will serve as an impetus...

Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant

Oct. 30, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Baltic nation of Lithuania sent a protest note Tuesday to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to their border that is scheduled to start operating in early November. The Astravyets nuclear power plant, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Vilnius, Lithuania’s...

This Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, satellite image from Planet Labs Inc. that has been annotated by experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies shows construction at Iran's Natanz uranium-enrichment facility that experts believe may be a new, underground centrifuge assembly plant. Satellite photos show Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility. That's after the head of the U.N.’s nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage attack last summer. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

Satellite photos show construction at Iran nuclear site

Oct. 28, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, satellite images released Wednesday show, just as the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Tehran is building an underground advanced centrifuge assembly plant after its last one exploded in a reported sabotage...