Latest Nuclear power News

New Jersey wind farm may connect to ex-nuke plant equipment

Sep. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wind energy farm planned off the coast of Atlantic City could bring its power ashore at the site of a former nuclear power plant. Orsted, which plans the windmill project, said Tuesday it would run a cable from the Atlantic City offshore site to the former Oyster Creek nuclear...

US nuclear lab partners with utilities to produce hydrogen

Sep. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government's primary nuclear lab is partnering with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industry to personal vehicles, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of...

Democratic candidates focus on climate change in town halls

Sep. 5, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the candidates a chance to distinguish themselves on a topic of growing...

Russia's floating nuclear plant sails to its destination

Aug. 23, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's first floating nuclear power plant sailed Friday to its destination on the nation's Arctic coast, a project that environmentalists have criticized as unsafe. The Akademik Lomonosov is a 140-meter (459-foot) long towed platform that carries two 35-megawatt nuclear reactors. On Friday,...

Tennessee Valley Authority ups nuclear output, cuts carbon

Aug. 6, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says it's completed a $475 million upgrade at its oldest nuclear power plant in a move that helped boost the amount of electricity it produces without carbon emissions. The Times Free Press reports modifications to reactors at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in...

Energy Department wants to build nuclear test "fast" reactor

Aug. 5, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation's fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the...

What's Minnesota's future of carbon-free, nuclear power?

Jul. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Minn. (AP) — A nuclear reactor produces steam to rotate a giant turbine, every day and night, at a plant between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. Xcel Energy's Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant operates nearly constantly and has for 48 years. The turbine itself and the walls of the control room...