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Planned natural gas plants would cost $900M, run 10% of time

Jan. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana utility wants to build two new natural gas plants, and a pipeline to get the fuel to them, outside Evansville. CenterPoint Energy, formerly known as Vectren, said this project will help the utility with its transition to renewable energy. It...

Feds won't shut down Weymouth natural gas compressor

Jan. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EST

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Thursday it won’t revoke authorization for the natural gas compressor station in Weymouth, even though several members said regulators shouldn’t have approved the project to begin with. After reexamining...

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Jan. 14, 2022 19:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by U.S. pharmaceutical...

$40M penalty proposed for gas pipeline builder after spill

Jan. 04, 2022 14:38 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed a $40 million fine against the builder of a multistate natural gas pipeline, the second hefty penalty sought against the company within the past year. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accused the company of repeatedly...

Xcel seeks change in radioactive waste storage in Red Wing

Jan. 03, 2022 11:39 AM EST

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Xcel Energy wants to change the way it stores radioactive waste at its Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing, a move it says will cut costs and make it easier to transport the spent fuel for storage outside Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based utility is...

Yucca Mountain remains in debate over nuclear waste storage

Jan. 01, 2022 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mounting opposition to proposed nuclear waste storage sites in Texas and New Mexico has kept Yucca Mountain in Nevada in the national debate over what to do with the growing stockpile of radioactive material scattered around the country. The Biden administration is...

Owner of closed nuclear plant faces security-violation fine

Dec. 22, 2021 12:46 PM EST

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it plans to fine the owners of the shuttered Oyster Creek nuclear power plant $150,000 for security violations at the New Jersey site. The agency would not reveal the nature of the violations, citing...

New England shrimp industry could reopen for recreation only

Dec. 20, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The New England shrimp fishing industry could eventually reopen for recreational fishing. Commercial shrimping has been shut down in New England since 2013 because of concerns about the health of the shrimp population and warming ocean temperatures. A board...

New England shrimp fishery to stay shuttered as waters warm

Dec. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England's commercial shrimp fishery will remain shut down because of concerns about the health of the crustacean's population amid warming ocean temperatures. The cold-water shrimp were once a winter delicacy in Maine and beyond, but the fishing industry...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 10, 2021 13:49 PM EST

COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause immunodeficiency syndrome CLAIM: COVID-19 vaccines are causing a new illness called “VAIDS,” short for vaccine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. THE FACTS: VAIDS is not a real condition, nor do COVID-19 vaccines cause a syndrome...