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Japan nuclear watchdog considering extending reactor life

Nov. 21, 2022 06:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese nuclear regulators are considering revising a safety evaluation system to allow aging reactors to operate beyond the current 60-year limit, but the move is aimed at preventing safety lapses and is not motivated by government efforts to increase use of nuclear power, an...

German lawmakers OK delay in switching off nuclear plants

Nov. 11, 2022 06:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have approved a plan to keep the country's three remaining nuclear power plants until mid-April, extending their life beyond the originally planned shut-off at the end of this year. The lower house of parliament voted 375-216 to approve the extension,...

Youngkin plan calls for reevaluating major clean energy law

Oct. 03, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin called Monday for expanding nuclear power generation in Virginia, reevaluating a recent clean energy law celebrated by environmentalists, and restoring greater authority to state regulators who oversee the state's powerful utilities. ...

Nevada wants feds to declare mothballed nuke dump plan dead

Sep. 21, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a decade in limbo, Nevada is pressing U.S. nuclear regulators to finally kill a mothballed proposal to entomb the nation’s most radioactive waste beneath a windswept volcanic ridge north of Las Vegas. “The time has come to put this long-dormant and...

Feds: Louisiana nuclear plant to get additional checks

Sep. 13, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

KILLONA, La. (AP) — A nuclear power plant west of New Orleans will be getting extra inspections because an offsite radiation monitor was miscalibrated for more than a decade, federal regulators said Tuesday. The error at the Waterford 3 plant in Killona — roughly 25 miles (40...

S. Carolina nuclear fuel plant can keep running for 40 years

Sep. 13, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials have granted a South Carolina factory which is just one of three in the country making fuel for nuclear plants a license to keep operating for 40 years. Environmental groups had fought the new license for Westinghouse Nuclear in Columbia or...