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American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

Jul. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more...

Nuclear industry push for reduced oversight gaining traction

Jul. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise. They're part of the money-saving rollbacks sought by the...

Trump says he will not impose uranium quotas

Jul. 13, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America's use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who...

Cooling tower comes down at idled Vermont nuclear plant

Jul. 12, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — A big step toward demolishing the now-closed Vermont Yankee power plant in Vernon has been taken. The Thursday demolition of the east cooling tower comes as NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning continues its work to tear down the Vermont Yankee plant. NorthStar bought Vermont Yankee in...

Ukraine: Chernobyl's radioactive dust shelter unveiled

Jul. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday inaugurated a giant structure built to confine radioactive debris at the nuclear reactor that exploded in Chernobyl in 1986. The confinement structure for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's Reactor No. 4 cost 1.5 billion euros...

Deutsche Bank to slash 18,000 jobs in sweeping restructuring

Jul. 7, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's struggling Deutsche Bank said Sunday it would cut 18,000 jobs by 2022, downsizing its volatile investment banking division in a restructuring aimed at restoring consistent profitability and better returns to shareholders. The Frankfurt-headquartered bank said it would...

AP EXPLAINS: Iran's nuclear program as 2015 deal unravels

Jul. 7, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Sunday it will raise its enrichment of uranium, breaking another limit of its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. Iran made the decision a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from...

Top official says Iran ready for higher uranium enrichment

Jul. 6, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top aide to Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord. A video message by Ali Akbar Velayati included him saying that...

Chernobyl nuclear confinement shelter has media preview

Jul. 2, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) — A new structure built to confine the Chernobyl reactor at the center of the world's worst nuclear disaster was previewed for the media Tuesday. Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exploded and burned April 26, 1986. The complex construction effort to...

Iran breaches uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

Jul. 1, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the...