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US nuclear waste repository begins filling new disposal area

Nov. 26, 2022 12:42 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository have started using a newly mined disposal area at the underground facility in southern New Mexico. Officials at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant made the announcement this week, saying the...

3rd investigation finds no contamination at Missouri school

Nov. 16, 2022 14:08 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Another round of testing found no harmful radioactive contamination at a Missouri elementary school, leaving school board members to wonder if there really is any risk at the now-shuttered school. Jana Elementary School in the St. Louis suburb of Florissant...

Hopes and costs are high for UK's nuclear energy future

Nov. 15, 2022 02:15 AM EST

BRIDGWATER, England (AP) — Wedged between the southwestern town of Bridgwater and the Severn estuary is a 430-acre site where some of the U.K.'s future electricity hopes are pinned. Now reaching over 100 feet (32 meters) high, construction on the first of two nuclear reactors at...

Corps finds no radioactive contamination at Missouri school

Nov. 09, 2022 16:14 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Testing by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found no radioactive contamination at a Missouri school that was shut down last month amid fears that nuclear material from a contaminated creek nearby had made its way into the school, Corps officials said Wednesday. ...

Attorney defending Idaho’s abortion laws quits AG’s office

Nov. 02, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A high-profile Idaho attorney who has defended in state and federal courts some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation is among the latest attorneys to quit state employment. Former Deputy Attorney General Megan Larrondo is one of eight attorneys...