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USS Oregon officially joins Navy fleet after pandemic delays

May. 28, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The USS Oregon officially joined the U.S. Navy fleet on Saturday, marking the first submarine named after the Beaver State in more than a century. The newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine, which can dive to depths greater than 800 feet (240 meters), was...

Energy secretary: US offshore wind jobs should be union jobs

May. 28, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The growing offshore wind industry is often touted as a boon for job creation, but who will do the work? The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union workers to build offshore wind farms to dot the U.S. coastlines...

Energy secretary: We must find a solution for nuclear waste

May. 20, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — It is critical to find a solution for storing the nation's spent nuclear fuel, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Friday during a visit to a nuclear power plant in Connecticut. Granholm was invited to tour Millstone Nuclear Power Station in...