Latest Nuclear power plant accidents News

China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak

Jun. 16, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the facility’s safety. Radiation rose...

Hong Kong watching Chinese nuclear plant after leak reported

Jun. 15, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China's government said Tuesday no abnormal radiation was detected outside a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong following a news report of a leak, while Hong Kong's leader said her administration was closely watching the facility. The operators released...

Gone Fission: Controversial nuke plant near NYC shuts down

Apr. 29, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — Indian Point will permanently stop producing nuclear power Friday, capping a decades-long battle over a key source of electricity in the heart of New York City's suburbs that opponents have called a threat to millions living in the densely packed region. ...

Police in Belarus block rally marking Chernobyl anniversary

Apr. 26, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Monday enforced tight security measures to prevent an opposition rally marking the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. The military and police flooded the center of the Belarusian capital, Minsk, blocking...

Ukraine opens new nuclear waste site at Chernobyl

Apr. 26, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday unveiled a new nuclear waste repository at Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster that unfolded exactly 35 years ago. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Chernobyl together with Rafael Mariano...

Today in History

Apr. 26, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 26, the 116th day of 2021. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine...

35 years since nuclear disaster, Chernobyl warns, inspires

Apr. 25, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The vast and empty Chernobyl Exclusion Zone around the site of the world's worst nuclear accident is a baleful monument to human mistakes. Yet 35 years after a power plant reactor exploded, Ukrainians also look to it for inspiration, solace and income. ...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran

Apr. 18, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf on Sunday, followed by over a dozen aftershocks, state TV reported. At least five people were injured, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported. State...

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Apr. 13, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years. It's a move that's fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbors. The...

Today in History

Apr. 12, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2021. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 12, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm...