Latest Nuclear power generation News

Long held as oldest in US, New Jersey nuclear plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A nuclear power plant long considered to be the oldest in America shut down Monday, the victim of its age and inability to compete with newer, cheaper gas-fired power plants. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey went offline at noon Monday, powering down...

The Latest: New Jersey eyes wind energy after plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the New Jersey nuclear plant that shut down Monday. (all times local): 6:02 p.m. New Jersey is looking to wind energy to replace some of the electric power it is losing now that the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant has shut down. The state Board of Public Utilities...

The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

Sep. 13, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds and a...

Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

Sep. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

Hurricane Florence's heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies. Computer models predict up to 3 feet of rain in the southeastern corner of the state, a...

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

Sep. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. ___ 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...

East Coast hurricane scenario showed potential for disaster

Sep. 12, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike...

'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Sep. 11, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and...

In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

Sep. 11, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-world scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. A fictional "Hurricane Cora" barreled into southeast Virginia and up the Chesapeake Bay to strike...