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FILE - This April 9, 2012 file photo shows construction well underway for new nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. South Carolina could pay off billions in debt and end uncertainty over lawsuits if it sells its state-owned utility, Santee Cooper, but the move would cost ratepayers more money over the next 20 years, state fiscal officials say in a report released Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)

SC senators take 1st crack at Santee Cooper future questions

Feb. 18, 2020 6:10 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first of more than a dozen hearings by the General Assembly on whether South Carolina should sell its state-owned utility had senators on Tuesday questioning the officials who reviewed the proposals. The Department of Administration released a 111-page report Tuesday detailing...

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows the Transient Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls, in eastern Idaho. The director of the Idaho National Laboratory says the U.S. Department of Energy and Idaho will need another supplemental agreement involving spent nuclear fuel so the lab can continue its mission past 2035. Mark Peters on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, told lawmakers on the House Environment, Energy and Technology Committee that the 1995 agreement between the Energy Department and Idaho could stop nuclear research. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

Idaho nuclear lab needs 2035 deadline extended for research

Feb. 6, 2020 7:00 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the Idaho National Laboratory said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Energy and Idaho will have to reach another supplemental agreement so the nuclear research lab can continue its mission past 2035. Mark Peters on Thursday told lawmakers on the House Environment,...

Nuclear panel moves to shift some costs to NorthStar

Feb. 6, 2020 4:03 PM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A panel of Vermont citizens has voted to give conceptual approval to changes in its enabling legislation to transfer a portion of the costs of the panel to the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear site. The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel voted unanimously...

Regulators to review handling of water problem at nuke plant

Jan. 4, 2020 6:04 PM EST

BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Federal inspectors plan to review how well a Nebraska nuclear power plant handled a water service safety problem blamed on a silt buildup from the Missouri River, which overwhelmed or broke through levees last spring. The Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville was operating on full...

Aging Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant worries critics

Dec. 24, 2019 9:02 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Critics are raising alarms over the age of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, which opened 46 years ago on the banks of the Tennessee River and is still operating. Some say equipment at the three-reactor plant is being forced to generate power longer than originally intended and that the...