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NRC fines owner of former nuke plant for 2nd security lapse

Jan. 26, 2022 17:30 PM EST

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in as many months, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has fined the owners of a former New Jersey nuclear power plant for security-related violations. The agency said Wednesday it fined Jupiter, Florida-based Holtec...

Hydro-Quebec halts work on its part of hydropower corridor

Jan. 26, 2022 16:06 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With construction halted on a 145-mile (233-kilometer) power line in Maine, a Canadian partner on the project is following suit and temporarily halting construction on the other side of the border. Hydro-Quebec advised a regulatory agency in Canada that it...

FTC sues to block Lockheed's purchase of supplier Aerojet

Jan. 25, 2022 20:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are suing to block Lockheed Martin Corp.'s $4.4 billion bid for Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, saying it would limit competition and drive up prices for components used in missiles that Lockheed and other defense contractors build for the Pentagon. ...

Va. creek, portion of Potomac closed to shellfish harvesting

Jan. 23, 2022 18:49 PM EST

DAHLGREN, Va. (AP) — A portion of the Potomac River and a large stream feeding into it are closed to oysters and other shellfish harvesting temporarily because the release of partially treated sewage makes eating them now unhealthy. The emergency closures, effective Saturday,...

Planned natural gas plants would cost $900M, run 10% of time

Jan. 22, 2022 12:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana utility wants to build two new natural gas plants, and a pipeline to get the fuel to them, outside Evansville. CenterPoint Energy, formerly known as Vectren, said this project will help the utility with its transition to renewable energy. It...

Feds won't shut down Weymouth natural gas compressor

Jan. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EST

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday it won’t revoke authorization for the natural gas compressor station in Weymouth, even though several members said regulators shouldn’t have approved the project to begin with. After reexamining...

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Jan. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by U.S. pharmaceutical...

$40M penalty proposed for gas pipeline builder after spill

Jan. 04, 2022 14:38 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed a $40 million fine against the builder of a multistate natural gas pipeline, the second hefty penalty sought against the company within the past year. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accused the company of repeatedly...

Xcel seeks change in radioactive waste storage in Red Wing

Jan. 03, 2022 11:39 AM EST

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Xcel Energy wants to change the way it stores radioactive waste at its Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing, a move it says will cut costs and make it easier to transport the spent fuel for storage outside Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based utility is...

Yucca Mountain remains in debate over nuclear waste storage

Jan. 01, 2022 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mounting opposition to proposed nuclear waste storage sites in Texas and New Mexico has kept Yucca Mountain in Nevada in the national debate over what to do with the growing stockpile of radioactive material scattered around the country. The Biden administration is...