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Fuel loading begins at 1st nuclear plant in Belarus

Aug. 7, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Loading of nuclear fuel started Friday at Belarus' first nuclear plant, which has raised concern in neighboring Lithuania. The plant in Astravets near the border has been built by Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom. Rosatom and Belarusian authorities have insisted that the...

Regulators, others fear plan to dismantle damaged reactor

Jul. 18, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — It’s been more than 41 years, but Stephen Mohr still remembers how he knew something went wrong at the nuclear power plant on Three Mile Island. “I knew something happened because I went out to get the newspaper and I could smell it,” said Mohr, a lifelong...

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...