Latest Nuclear energy regulation News

Youngkin plan calls for reevaluating major clean energy law

Oct. 03, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin called Monday for expanding nuclear power generation in Virginia, reevaluating a recent clean energy law celebrated by environmentalists, and restoring greater authority to state regulators who oversee the state's powerful utilities. ...

Nevada wants feds to declare mothballed nuke dump plan dead

Sep. 21, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a decade in limbo, Nevada is pressing U.S. nuclear regulators to finally kill a mothballed proposal to entomb the nation’s most radioactive waste beneath a windswept volcanic ridge north of Las Vegas. “The time has come to put this long-dormant and...

Feds: Louisiana nuclear plant to get additional checks

Sep. 13, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

KILLONA, La. (AP) — A nuclear power plant west of New Orleans will be getting extra inspections because an offsite radiation monitor was miscalibrated for more than a decade, federal regulators said Tuesday. The error at the Waterford 3 plant in Killona — roughly 25 miles (40...

S. Carolina nuclear fuel plant can keep running for 40 years

Sep. 13, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials have granted a South Carolina factory which is just one of three in the country making fuel for nuclear plants a license to keep operating for 40 years. Environmental groups had fought the new license for Westinghouse Nuclear in Columbia or...

Germany sticks to nuclear power deadline but leaves loophole

Sep. 05, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is sticking to its long-held plan of shutting down the country's three remaining nuclear power plants this year but keeping the option of reactivating two of them in case of an energy shortage in the coming months, officials said Monday. The announcement...

California governor signs bill to keep last reactors running

Sep. 02, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday intended to open the way for the state’s last operating nuclear power plant to run an additional five years, a move that he said was needed to ward off possible blackouts as the state transitions to solar and...

California's last nuke plant to seek US OK for extended run

Sep. 01, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The utility that oversees California's last operating nuclear power plant said Thursday it was taking steps to seek federal approval for an extended lifespan, just hours after the Legislature opened a pathway to keep it running through 2030. The lopsided vote in...

Fierce lobbying caps fight over California nuke plant future

Aug. 30, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is about to send the nation a powerful message on the future of nuclear power — it’s just not clear what it is yet. Legislators in Sacramento are expected to vote this week on Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to extend the life of the...

Governor, lawmakers debate longer run for California nukes

Aug. 29, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and a group of legislators reached a last-minute compromise to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear plant by up to five years. But the proposal faces an uncertain future as the Legislature concludes its two-year session this...

Supreme Court climate ruling could impact nuclear waste case

Aug. 29, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on climate change could have implications for a range of other issues, including a case involving nuclear waste storage and a proposal requiring companies to disclose how climate risk affects their businesses, advocates across the political...