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Fire at shuttered Dutch nuclear plant; no radiation risk

May. 21, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in the central Netherlands. An emergency services spokesman said the blaze was quickly brought under control and there was no danger of radioactive radiation. “There is no radioactivity involved,”...

The cooling towers of the decommissioned nuclear power plant collapse after being blown up in Philippsburg, Germany, May, 14, 2020. The towers in southwestern Germany were demolished early Thursday in a pair of early-morning explosions whose timing was kept under wraps to prevent crowds from gathering during the coronavirus pandemic. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)

Former German nuke plant towers demolished in morning blasts

May. 14, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The two cooling towers of a former nuclear power plant in southwestern Germany were demolished early Thursday in a pair of early-morning explosions whose timing was kept under wraps to prevent crowds from gathering during the coronavirus pandemic. Operator EnBW had said ahead of time only...

Nuclear plant on track to complete decommissioning project

May. 11, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant is on track to complete its decommissioning project with the available funding. Vermont Yankee closed in 2014 after operating for 42 years and is being decommissioned by a New York-based demolition company, NorthStar. NorthStar is working with state...

US regulators grant more time to consider nuclear fuel plan

May. 5, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The public will have more time to comment on an environmental review related to a proposed multibillion-dollar complex in New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently granted a request by...

Friends and family of Nereida Diaz, 76, of Meriden, celebrate as Hunter's Ambulance EMTs Myles DiValentino, left, and Trevor Reitano return her home after recovering from COVID-19 complications at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn. Thursday, April 30, 2020. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Food aid groups try to outbid others; state seeks a solution

May. 4, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut agriculture commissioner is considering buying food in bulk to provide to organizations that feed needy people, which have seen huge upticks in demand coupled with challenges in getting supplies, he said Monday. Having the state or another entity do so on behalf of...

Friends and family of Nereida Diaz, 76, of Meriden, celebrate as Hunter's Ambulance EMTs Myles DiValentino, left, and Trevor Reitano return her home after recovering from COVID-19 complications at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn. Thursday, April 30, 2020. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Nuclear plant workers cite lack of precautions around virus

May. 4, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Workers at Connecticut's only nuclear power plant worry that managers are not taking enough precautions against the coronavirus after 750 temporary employees were brought in to help refuel one of the two active reactors. Ten employees at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford have...

FILE - This Feb. 28, 2017, file photo shows Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, N.Y. The 1,020-megawatt Unit 2 reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center along the Hudson River will close for good Thursday, April 30, 2020 and 1,040-megawatt Unit 3 will close in April 2021, as part of a deal reached in January 2017 between Entergy Corp., the state of New York and the environmental group Riverkeeper.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Curtain lowers on nuke plant a stone's throw from Manhattan

Apr. 29, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With the push of a red button, one of the two operating reactors at an aging nuclear plant serving millions of people in the New York City area will shut down Thursday night as federal regulators consider the owner’s proposal to sell it to a company that plans to demolish it. The...

A forest fire burning near the village of Volodymyrivka, in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine, Sunday April 5, 2020. Ukrainian firefighters are laboring to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station that was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant.  (AP Photo/Yaroslav Yemelianenko)

Smoke from wildfires near Chernobyl engulfs Ukraine capital

Apr. 17, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in the contaminated evacuation zone around the wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant has engulfed Kyiv, placing the Ukrainian capital near the top of the global air pollution index. The authorities said Friday that radiation levels in Kyiv have remained normal, but...

New wildfires in area round Ukraine's Chernobyl plant

Apr. 16, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Three new wildfires have started in the radiation-contaminated evacuation zone around Ukraine's wrecked Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident 34 years ago, emergency officials said Thursday. A statement from the Emergencies Ministry said the...

In this photo taken from the roof of Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant late Friday April 10, 2020, a forest fire is seen burning near the plant inside the exclusion zone.  Ukrainian firefighters are labouring to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station that was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant. (Ukrainian Police Press Office via AP)

Ukrainian officials: Fires out near Chernobyl nuclear plant

Apr. 14, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian emergency officials said Tuesday they have extinguished forest fires in the radiation-contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but acknowledged that grass was still smoldering in some areas. Hundreds of firefighters backed by aircraft have been battling...