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This photo released Thursday, July 2, 2020, by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, shows a building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. A fire burned the building above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, though officials say it did not affect its centrifuge operation or cause any release of radiation. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran sought to downplay the fire Thursday, calling it an

Analysts: Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge facility

Jul. 2, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire and an explosion struck a centrifuge production plant above Iran's underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility early Thursday, analysts said, one of the most-tightly guarded sites in all of the Islamic Republic after earlier acts of sabotage there. The Atomic...

Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged

Jul. 2, 2020 3:25 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran nuclear spokesman: 'Incident' damages under-construction building near nuclear site; centrifuge facility undamaged.

Radioactivity hike seen in northern Europe; source unknown

Jun. 27, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic authorities say they detected slightly increased levels of radioactivity in northern Europe this month that Dutch officials said may be from a source in western Russia and may “indicate damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant.” But Russian news agency TASS,...

Compact fast reactor proposed at east Idaho nuclear site

Jun. 18, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California company wants to build and operate a compact fast nuclear reactor in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that it has accepted a license application submitted by Oklo Inc., to build a 1.5-megawatt reactor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s...

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...