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TVA moving forward with plans for smaller nuclear reactors

Aug. 07, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly four decades after the Tennessee Valley Authority abandoned construction of more than half of the nuclear plants it once planned to build, the federal utility is moving forward again with plans to pursue the next generation of nuclear power. The...

Construction begins at Fukushima plant for water release

Aug. 03, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The construction of facilities needed for a planned release of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant began Thursday despite opposition from the local fishing community. Plant workers started construction...

Georgia nuclear plant gets OK to load fuel at new reactor

Aug. 03, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia can begin loading radioactive fuel into one of its two new reactors, federal regulators said Wednesday, a key step toward generating electricity at the first new nuclear reactor built in decades in the United States. The...

Japan OKs preparation step for Fukushima plant water release

Jul. 22, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear regulator on Friday approved details of a planned release of treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea next year. The approval by the Nuclear Regulation Authority will enable Tokyo Electric Power Co....

Regulators recommend license for spent nuclear fuel storage

Jul. 13, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There are no environmental reasons that would prevent a New Jersey-based company from building a multibillion-dollar facility in southern New Mexico to temporarily store tons of spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the nation, U.S. regulators said...

EU lawmakers back gas, nuclear energy as sustainable

Jul. 06, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to include natural gas and nuclear in the bloc's list of sustainable activities, backing a proposal from the EU's executive arm that has been drawing fierce criticism from environment groups and now looks set to trigger legal challenges. ...

European Union lawmakers back plan to include natural gas, nuclear energy as sustainable activities

Jul. 06, 2022 06:27 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers back plan to include natural gas, nuclear energy as sustainable activities.

MEPs object to including gas, nuclear in green investment

Jun. 14, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers from the environment and economy committees objected Tuesday to including fossil gas and nuclear in the EU's list of sustainable activities, in a blow to the bloc's executive arm. The European Commission earlier this year proposed including...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 31, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. May 26, 2022. Editorial: How a dirty factory and government meddling left babies crying for food A U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo plane flew from Germany to Indianapolis on Sunday carrying not troops nor military equipment, but a load of European-made...

Japan court: Nuclear plant's tsunami safeguards inadequate

May. 31, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Tuesday ordered a utility not to restart a nuclear power plant because of inadequate tsunami safeguards, backing the safety concerns of residents at a time the government is pushing for more reactors to resume power generation after pledging to ban imports of...