Latest Nuclear energy regulation News

New Mexico coalition optimistic on nuke waste storage plan

Sep. 22, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The head of a southeastern New Mexico coalition supporting plans to build a facility to temporary store spent nuclear fuel says supporters have around 18 months to go. Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance Chairman John Heaton last week encouraged fellow board members to keep pushing for the proposed...

No safety issues so far in Vermont nuclear plant demolition

Sep. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — No safety problems have been revealed so far in the ongoing decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a new report. The commission's quarterly report, released Wednesday, details federal inspection results for May, June, July and...

Connecticut regulators approve Millstone electric power deal

Sep. 18, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators have approved a contract between the owner of the Millstone nuclear power plant and the state's two major electric distribution utilities. The deal approved Wednesday by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has been seen as crucial to keeping the Dominion...

Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho

Sep. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially...

Regulators hold meeting on nuclear plant decommissioning

Sep. 10, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be holding a public meeting in Brattleboro to discuss practices for community and citizen advisory boards related to nuclear plant decommissioning activities. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate for president, says Tuesday...

UN nuclear watchdog has 4 candidates to take top job

Sep. 6, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four candidates from three continents hope to succeed the late Yukiya Amano as the director general of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that Cornel Feruta of Romania, its chief coordinator under Amano and currently the acting director...

Wyoming officials considering spent nuclear fuel storage

Sep. 4, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state as a way to boost revenue. The Spent Fuel Rods Subcommittee meets for the first time in Casper on Thursday to discuss the idea. The panel will hear from U.S. Department of Energy and Nuclear...

Regulators hold hearing on disputed uranium mine

Aug. 28, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A three-day hearing before federal regulators that began Wednesday aims to resolve a long-running dispute over the potential impact of a proposed uranium mine in South Dakota on sites of Native American cultural, historical and religious significance. Powertech, a subsidiary of...

License for Pilgrim plant transferred for decommissioning

Aug. 23, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The license for the now-shuttered Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has been transferred to a private company for decommissioning. The action Thursday by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission paves the way for the completion of the sale of the plant from Entergy Corporation to...

Warren urges NRC to delay transfer of Pilgrim license

Aug. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is calling on federal regulators to hold off on transferring the license of the now-shuttered Pilgrim nuclear power plant to a private company for decommissioning. The Massachusetts Democrat said in a statement Thursday that "important questions" need to be answered...