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NJ regulators approve $300M in nuclear plant subsidies

Apr. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators voted Thursday to approve $300 million in customer-funded subsidies for the state's nuclear industry despite finding the plants are financially viable. The decision means that all residential utility customers in the state will see their bills go up by about $40 a...

Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima's melted reactor begins

Apr. 15, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to decommission the facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said workers...

Japan's PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

Apr. 14, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics. The visit by Abe, who last went to the Fukushima Dai-ichi...

WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

Apr. 12, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The decision...

Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

Apr. 9, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday for the first time since the 2011 disaster. Decontamination efforts have lowered radiation levels significantly in the area about 7 kilometers (4 miles) southwest...

Expert: Images show building of first Saudi nuclear reactor

Apr. 4, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is about a year away from completing the building of its first nuclear reactor, according to Google satellite images identified by a nuclear expert who said Thursday the construction so far appears to be very small in size and intended for research and...

Energy chief Perry OKs deal to share nuke tech with Saudis

Mar. 28, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has approved seven applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, the Energy Department said Thursday. Energy Secretary Rick Perry told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Energy Department has approved 37...

California utility fined for its handling of nuke canisters

Mar. 26, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fining the Southern California Edison utility $116,000 for violations in its handling of nuclear canisters at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The decision announced Monday in an online town hall meeting involves the...

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

Mar. 23, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments...

Trump adds $3.7B in support to finish 2 new nuclear reactors

Mar. 22, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in a generation, calling the expansion of nuclear energy "the real" Green New Deal. The...