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NY attorney general sues over nuclear plant shutdown plan

Jan. 22, 2021 6:23 PM EST

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday for denying the state a public hearing over the dismantling of the Indian Point nuclear power point before approving a sale. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, D.C., asks the...

Missouri nuclear plant shut down for third time in 9 months

Jan. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ameren Corp.'s nuclear plant in mid-Missouri has halted operations because of a non-nuclear issue involving the generator, the utility company said. The shutdown announced Thursday was the third time in nine months the plant about 30 miles north of Jefferson City has halted...

Japanese writer Yu Miri speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Miri's novel

Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

Dec. 23, 2020 10:59 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Yu Miri, who won this year’s National Book Award for translated literature, says Tokyo’s Ueno Park, where a homeless man kills himself in her award-winning story, looks very clean ahead of next summer's Olympics. Still, she says, that doesn't help to raise hope amid the...

FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, Colt Killian, left, and Rob Cox manipulate radioactive material remotely behind a protective barrier at the Hot Fuel Examination Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Idaho is the top choice for the first new nuclear test reactor in the U.S. in decades. The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, released a draft environmental impact statement saying the Idaho National Laboratory is its preferred site for the proposed Versatile Test Reactor. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Energy Department: Idaho top choice for new test reactor

Dec. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is the top choice for the first new nuclear test reactor in the country in decades, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The agency released a draft environmental impact statement naming the Idaho National Laboratory as its preferred site for the proposed Versatile Test...

The Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in Japan, is illuminated with the color of the Olympic Torch, to commemorate 100 days until the torch relay begins, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo Games relay opens in 100 days with 10,000 torchbearers

Dec. 15, 2020 5:04 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Games will start in just over three months, and it faces the same questions as the Olympics about being held safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday the relay is set to begin on March 25 from the northeastern prefecture of...

Radiation spike detected at Finnish nuke plant; no leak

Dec. 10, 2020 4:03 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's nuclear safety watchdog said Thursday that a radiation spike was detected inside one of the country’s nuclear plants, which led to an automatic shutdown of a reactor, but there was no radioactivity leak and no one was harmed. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in...

Japan court revokes permits at 2 reactors over quake safety

Dec. 4, 2020 11:13 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Friday revoked the operating permits of two nuclear reactors for having inadequate earthquake safeguards, a ruling that challenges safety assessments conducted by the nuclear regulator and could influence the outcome of other court cases. The Osaka District Court revoked...