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American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

Jul. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more...

Ohio governor backs $1B rescue for state's 2 nuclear plants

Jul. 19, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor hopes state lawmakers can agree on a bill that would hand over roughly $1 billion to the state's two nuclear plants. Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he'll sign the proposal if lawmakers can get it passed. The financial rescue for the nuclear plants cleared the Ohio...

Plan to build 1st small US nuke reactors in Idaho advances

Jul. 18, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to build the nation's first small modular nuclear reactors to produce commercial power is a step closer to being realized. A Utah-based energy cooperative said Wednesday that it has sales contracts for enough carbon-free power to begin a license application process with the...

Ohio Senate OKs financial rescue of nuclear plants in state

Jul. 18, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation that would give Ohio's nuclear plants up to $150 million a year by adding a fee onto consumers' electricity bills, but the House vote was delayed. The legislation cleared the Senate in a 19-12 vote Wednesday. The House recessed until Aug. 1...

New Mexico regulators weigh nuclear power investments

Jul. 17, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It will be up to New Mexico regulators how to address concerns surrounding decisions by the state's largest electric utility to reinvest in a nuclear power plant in neighboring Arizona. The Public Regulation Commission heard oral arguments Wednesday from Public Service Co. of New...

Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

Jul. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise. They're part of the money-saving rollbacks sought by the...

Vote nears on financial rescue for Ohio's nuclear plants

Jul. 17, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers are closing in on a decision on whether to OK a financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear plants. The proposal before the state legislature would give the plants $150 million a year by adding a new fee onto every electricity bill in the state. Votes could take place...

No injuries when trash drum at SC nuclear plant catches fire

Jul. 16, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a small fire inside a drum of waste at a South Carolina factory that makes nuclear fuel was put out without any injuries or danger to the public. A report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said workers at the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel plant near Columbia...

Nuclear waste storage resumes at Southern California plant

Jul. 15, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif. (AP) — Crews have resumed moving radioactive waste into ground storage at the now-closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in Southern California, nearly a year after a 50-ton canister got stuck. The San Diego Union-Tribune says workers began moving a canister Monday afternoon from...

Trump says he will not impose uranium quotas

Jul. 13, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America's use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who...