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Decommissioned nuclear reactor heavy haul for Nevada roads

May. 30, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A nuclear reactor vessel from Southern California’s decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station made its way through Las Vegas by rail this week, headed to a transfer site and placement on a truck to become the heaviest object ever moved on a Nevada highway. “By far,...

2019 NYSAPA news and broadcast contest winners announced

May. 28, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York State Associated Press Association on Thursday announced the winners of its awards contest for stories broadcast, printed or posted online in 2019. Thirty-three newspapers submitted 715 entries and 46 television and radio stations submitted 578 entries in the contest. The...

Alliant Energy investing $900 million in solar power plants

May. 27, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alliant Energy says it's buying about $900 million worth of new solar power plants in Wisconsin, making the utility company the largest solar operator in Wisconsin. The six projects are under development in Grant, Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and Wood counties. Together they...

Company floats new proposal for hydropower on tribal land

May. 26, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Phoenix-based company that was eyeing the Little Colorado River for power generation is floating a new proposal that would rely on groundwater rather than surface water to make electricity. Pumped Hydro Storage LLC recently applied for a preliminary permit for a project adjacent...

Ethics panel wants to look at anti-corridor group's donors

May. 23, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group that opposes a hydropower transmission corridor in western Maine must disclose financial information so the ethics commission can continue investigating whether campaign finance laws were broken. The ethics commission unanimously ordered the disclosures Friday following a...

Regulations could stop Lake Erie wind farm from being built

May. 22, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Developers of a proposed six-turbine wind farm in Lake Erie said new restrictions placed on the project could sink it. The Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday gave the approval needed to begin construction on what would be the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America. But the...

Xcel Energy erects first turbines at New Mexico wind farm

May. 22, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — The first few turbines that will make up Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project in eastern New Mexico have been erected, the utility announced Thursday. Company officials say construction crews have been able to stay on track and work safely over the past couple of months despite...

Fire at shuttered Dutch nuclear plant; no radiation risk

May. 21, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A fire broke out Thursday at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in the central Netherlands. An emergency services spokesman said the blaze was quickly brought under control and there was no danger of radioactive radiation. “There is no radioactivity involved,”...

This photo shows a view of a dam on Wixom Lake in Edenville, Mich., Tuesday, May 19, 2020. People living along two mid-Michigan lakes and parts of a river have been evacuated following several days of heavy rain that produced flooding and put pressure on dams in the area. (Kaytie Boomer/The Bay City Times via AP)

Michigan dam had repeated safety violations before flooding

May. 20, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A hydroelectric dam that failed to hold back floodwaters this week in Michigan was the target of lengthy investigations by federal regulators, who revoked the facility's license over safety violations two years before the flooding that forced 10,000 people to evacuate their...

Cemetery workers carry the coffin with the body of 7-year-old Lovena Luberice to the Freres Public Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Lovena Luberice was one of 13 children and two adults that died during Feb. 13 fire at a Church of Bible Understanding home in the town of Kenscoff, Haiti. Her mother was waiting for justice and compensation from the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit group that ran the home before laying her to rest but could wait no longer. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

6-year-old children's home fire victim buried in Haiti

May. 20, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A 6-year-old victim of a fire that killed 13 children and two adults in a children's home outside the Haitian capital in February has been buried in a ceremony attended by her mother and one other mourner. Lovena Luberice died in the home run by the U.S.-based Church of Bible...