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Water boil order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

Nov. 28, 2022 18:47 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 2 million people in the Houston area were urged to boil their tap water Monday after a power outage at a purification plant prompted the mayor to initiate a review of what went wrong. The boil order notice tells customers in the nation's fourth-largest...

Swedish nuke reactor back up; no reason given for shutdown

Nov. 10, 2022 06:47 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The sole reactor of a nuclear power plant in southern Sweden was working again but the plant remained disconnected from the country's power grid Thursday, an official said. The power station's Oskarshamn 3 reactor was shut down Wednesday due to unexpected turbine...

Swedish reactor unexpectedly shuts down after turbine fault

Nov. 09, 2022 09:41 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A reactor at a nuclear plant in southern Sweden shut down unexpectedly Wednesday after suffering a fault in its turbine, Swedish broadcaster SVT said. “Oskarshamn’s reactor 3 is disconnected from the power grid due to a turbine shutdown. Troubleshooting is in...

USDA says more than $200M will help meat processors expand

Nov. 02, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Agriculture Department announced more than $223 million in grants and loans Wednesday to help small- and mid-sized meat processing plants expand as part of a larger $1 billion effort to boost competition in the highly concentrated industry. The effort is...

EXPLAINER: Power cuts raise risk at Ukraine nuclear plant

Oct. 12, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Ukrainian nuclear power plant that has been surrounded by Russian forces lost power Wednesday morning when a Russian missile damaged a distant electrical substation, increasing the risk of radiation disaster, according to the plant's operator. The power to...

Power back in Bangladesh after grid failure causes blackout

Oct. 05, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Electricity supply across Bangladesh has been restored after the South Asian country plunged into a blackout following the failure of its national power grid, officials said. The blackout, which impacted much of the country, started at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday...

The AP Interview: Ukraine aims to restart occupied reactors

Oct. 04, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is considering restarting Europe’s largest nuclear plant to ensure its safety just weeks after fears of a radiation disaster at the Russian-occupied facility, the president of the company that operates the plant said Tuesday. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear...

Operator: Ukraine may restart nuclear reactors to ensure safety of occupied plant just weeks after shutdown

Oct. 04, 2022 09:33 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Operator: Ukraine may restart nuclear reactors to ensure safety of occupied plant just weeks after shutdown.

Officials detail Hurricane Fiona damage to Puerto Rico grid

Sep. 29, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Preliminary evaluations show Hurricane Fiona damaged 50% of transmission lines and distribution feeders across Puerto Rico as hundreds of thousands remain without power or water service almost two weeks after the storm hit, officials said Thursday. The...

Ohio oil refinery fire kills 2 people; plant shut down

Sep. 21, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire at an oil refinery in Ohio killed two people and the facility was shut down Wednesday, officials said. The fire started Tuesday night at BP's Husky Toledo Refinery, BP spokesperson Megan Baldino said in a statement. There was no word on how it started or...