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NY attorney general sues over nuclear plant shutdown plan

Jan. 22, 2021 6:23 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday for denying the state a public hearing over the dismantling of the Indian Point nuclear power point before approving a sale. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., asks the...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi for their meeting in Tehran, Iran. Iran urged the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, a day after Germany, France and Britain said Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for its development of uranium metal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File)

Iran asks watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' nuke details

Jan. 17, 2021 10:07 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran urged the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported Sunday, a day after Germany, France and Britain said Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for its development of...

Missouri nuclear plant shut down for third time in 9 months

Jan. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ameren Corp.'s nuclear plant in mid-Missouri has halted operations because of a non-nuclear issue involving the generator, the utility company said. The shutdown announced Thursday was the third time in nine months the plant about 30 miles north of Jefferson City has halted...

FILE-In this Oct. 5, 2011 file photo, the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station looms over an adjacent farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Across the nation, a handful of nuclear plants unable to compete with natural gas and renewable energy have shut down within the last two years, taking away steady and lucrative sources of tax money for schools, roads and libraries. The uncertainty surrounding the future of both Ohio plants, Davis-Besse near Toledo and Perry near Cleveland, has created plenty of nervousness in their hometowns that have found themselves caught in the middle of the scandal-tainted bailout. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

2 nuke plants, 1 bribery scandal, no answers: Towns on edge

Jan. 15, 2021 9:25 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — For much of the past four years, the residents of a pair of villages along Lake Erie have been on edge over the fate of their nuclear plants, which generate enough tax money to pay for nicer schools than their neighbors. Like many U.S. nuclear plants struggling to compete with with...

Dominion puts SC rate increase on hold for at least 6 months

Jan. 11, 2021 5:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dominion Energy agreed Monday to delay its request to raise electric rates in South Carolina for six months because of economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virginia-based utility asked regulators to approve a 7.7% rate hike it said was needed to pay for improvements...

Major construction done at Hanford waste treatment plant

Jan. 6, 2021 4:44 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A gigantic nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Washington state that has been under construction for 18 years is largely completed and soon will be ready to start processing radioactive wastes left over from the construction of the nation's nuclear arsenal, the U.S. Department of...

The "Bubba" vote: McDonald delivers win for Republicans

Jan. 6, 2021 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican some Georgians have never heard of was the most popular member of his party on the ballot this week. Lauren “Bubba” McDonald won more votes than either David Perdue or Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday's election to claim a fourth term on the Georgia Public Service...

Democratic candidate for Public Service Commission Daniel Blackman speaks during a rally in Augusta, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are challenging incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in a runoff election on Jan. 5. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Runoff for Public Service Commission also on Georgia ballots

Jan. 5, 2021 11:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In addition to Georgia's twin U.S. Senate runoffs that have commanded national attention, the state's voters on Tuesday are deciding a race for the state’s Public Service Commission that could affect residents' utility bills and the state's investments in the fight against climate...

FILE - This Nov. 9, 2009, file photo, shows the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, N.M. Three Democratic state senators who initially supported New Mexico's landmark energy law say changes are needed to protect utility customers from significant rate hikes. The 2019 Energy Transition Act allows Public Service Co. of New Mexico to recover from customers 100% of the costs of closing its coal-fired power plant. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Lawmakers: New Mexico energy law needs to protect customers

Jan. 5, 2021 6:24 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Democratic state lawmakers who initially supported New Mexico’s landmark energy law are proposing changes to protect utility customers from significant rate hikes in the future. Sens. William Tallman and Antoinette Sedillo Lopez of Albuquerque and Elizabeth Stefanics...

FILE – This 2010 file photo shows Exelon Corp.'s Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J.  The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants said on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, that it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. (Peter Ackerman/The Asbury Park Press via AP, File)

New nuclear plant could rise at site of former one in NJ

Jan. 5, 2021 3:42 PM EST

LACEY, N.J. (AP) — The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants says it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. Holtec International last month received $147.5 million — $116 million of which...