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Power back in Bangladesh after grid failure causes blackout

Oct. 05, 2022 03:22 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Electricity supply across Bangladesh has been restored after the South Asian country plunged into a blackout following the failure of its national power grid, officials said. The blackout, which impacted much of the country, started at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday...

The AP Interview: Ukraine aims to restart occupied reactors

Oct. 04, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is considering restarting Europe’s largest nuclear plant to ensure its safety just weeks after fears of a radiation disaster at the Russian-occupied facility, the president of the company that operates the plant said Tuesday. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear...

Operator: Ukraine may restart nuclear reactors to ensure safety of occupied plant just weeks after shutdown

Oct. 04, 2022 09:33 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Operator: Ukraine may restart nuclear reactors to ensure safety of occupied plant just weeks after shutdown.

Officials detail Hurricane Fiona damage to Puerto Rico grid

Sep. 29, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Preliminary evaluations show Hurricane Fiona damaged 50% of transmission lines and distribution feeders across Puerto Rico as hundreds of thousands remain without power or water service almost two weeks after the storm hit, officials said Thursday. The...

Ohio oil refinery fire kills 2 people; plant shut down

Sep. 21, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire at an oil refinery in Ohio killed two people and the facility was shut down Wednesday, officials said. The fire started Tuesday night at BP's Husky Toledo Refinery, BP spokesperson Megan Baldino said in a statement. There was no word on how it started or...

Ukraine warns of 'nuclear terrorism' after strike near plant

Sep. 19, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian missile blasted a crater close to a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Monday, damaging nearby industrial equipment but not hitting its three reactors. Ukrainian authorities denounced the move as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” The missile...

Nuclear plant leak pressures German govt to decide extension

Sep. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The operator of one of Germany's three remaining nuclear power stations said Monday that it has detected a leak that will require the plant to shut down for several days of maintenance next month if it is to keep going beyond the end of the year. The announcement by...

China's consumer, factory activity improve but still weak

Sep. 16, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese consumer spending and factory output edged up in August but still were weak, official data showed Friday, and forecasters warned the second-largest economy is vulnerable to repeated shutdowns of cities to fight virus outbreaks. Housing sales plummeted while...

Coal plant operator to buy out co-owner, install some wind

Sep. 12, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The operator of Montana's Colstrip coal-fired power plant said Monday it was buying out one of the site's co-owners and plans to construct a wind farm nearby that would generate 600 megawatts of electricity. Talen Energy Supply would acquire Puget Sound...

Production resumes at Indiana refinery shutdown after fire

Sep. 12, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Regular production has resumed at a northwest Indiana refinery that was shut down last month following an electrical fire. The crude distillation unit at the BP refinery in Whiting along Lake Michigan has restarted, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported...