Latest U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission News

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...

Deal reached in dispute over sale of Pilgrim nuclear plant

Jun. 17, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has agreed to drop its legal challenges to the sale of a shuttered nuclear plant as part of a deal that requires the new owner to keep a financial reserve to cover unexpected costs as it cleans up the site. State officials on Wednesday announced a settlement with Holtec...

File - In this April 29, 2015, file photo, an illustration depicts a planned interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in southeastern New Mexico as officials announce plans to pursue the project during a news conference at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, N.M. A proposed multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. is facing another legal challenge as opponents have filed an appeal in federal court. They are taking aim at the federal government's decision to dismiss numerous contentions that watchdogs had raised about the project. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Watchdog files appeal over planned nuclear storage complex

Jun. 14, 2020 11:10 AM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A proposed multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico that would store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. is facing another legal challenge as opponents have filed an appeal in federal court. They are taking aim at the federal government’s...