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Radiation leads to demolition of Missouri’s Pickard Hall

Nov. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA ,Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri plans to demolish a building that has been on campus for 127 years after unsuccessful attempts to cleanup radioactive contamination. The university announced Thursday that Pickard Hall will be coming down. The Columbia Missourian reports work to raze the...

Company's bid to use groundwater for nuclear plant denied

Nov. 12, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona water regulators have rejected an application by an electric company to use groundwater to cool the nuclear power plant west of Phoenix because the water is being used by nearby residents, officials said. The state Department of Water Resources denied the request from Arizona Public...

New Mexico: More wells needed to gauge uranium plumes

Nov. 11, 2019 12:15 PM EST

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — More wells are needed to measure uranium plumes in a major aquifer in western New Mexico, state environmental officials said The state Environment Department is asking federal authorities to collaborate to ensure accurate measurement of a plume of uranium contamination leaving the...

Wyoming lawmakers decide not to pursue nuke waste proposal

Nov. 6, 2019 11:30 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee has decided not to pursue legislation to study the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Joint Committee on Minerals, Business and Economic Development announced the decision Tuesday after the proposal's sponsor...

Iran spins more centrifuges on US Embassy crisis anniversary

Nov. 4, 2019 6:44 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the agreement over a year ago. The announcement — which also...

Regulators approve exemptions for former nuclear power plant

Nov. 4, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Federal regulators are exempting the shuttered Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from certain emergency planning and preparedness requirements. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it granted the exemption request Monday because the plant permanently ceased operations in May after 46...

Group misses deadline to get nuclear plant bailout on ballot

Oct. 21, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group trying to overturn the financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants says it doesn't have enough signatures needed for a statewide vote. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts had until to Monday to submit the signatures. The group says it isn't giving up and will continue...

Vermont now able to regulate certain radioactive materials

Oct. 1, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the state of Vermont now has the responsibility for regulating certain radioactive materials in the state. On Monday NRC Chairman Kristine Svinicki and Vermont Gov. Philip Scott, a Republican, signed the agreement that gave Vermont the...

Panel hears testimony about nuclear plant cracks, study

Sep. 25, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Neighbors of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant have told a federal panel that they want more transparent, independent monitoring of cracks that have formed in the plant's concrete foundation. New Hampshire Public Radio reports they spoke Monday before a panel of administrative judges...

Seoul says US-North Korea nuke talks will likely resume soon

Sep. 24, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers in a private briefing Tuesday that nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea will likely resume within two to three weeks, according to one of the lawmakers who attended the session. The National Intelligence Service...