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Vermont now able to regulate certain radioactive materials

Oct. 1, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the state of Vermont now has the responsibility for regulating certain radioactive materials in the state. On Monday NRC Chairman Kristine Svinicki and Vermont Gov. Philip Scott, a Republican, signed the agreement that gave Vermont the...

Panel hears testimony about nuclear plant cracks, study

Sep. 25, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Neighbors of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant have told a federal panel that they want more transparent, independent monitoring of cracks that have formed in the plant's concrete foundation. New Hampshire Public Radio reports they spoke Monday before a panel of administrative judges...

Seoul says US-North Korea nuke talks will likely resume soon

Sep. 24, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers in a private briefing Tuesday that nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea will likely resume within two to three weeks, according to one of the lawmakers who attended the session. The National Intelligence Service...

New Mexico coalition optimistic on nuke waste storage plan

Sep. 22, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The head of a southeastern New Mexico coalition supporting plans to build a facility to temporary store spent nuclear fuel says supporters have around 18 months to go. Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance Chairman John Heaton last week encouraged fellow board members to keep pushing for the proposed...

No safety issues so far in Vermont nuclear plant demolition

Sep. 20, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

VERNON, Vt. (AP) — No safety problems have been revealed so far in the ongoing decommissioning of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a new report. The commission's quarterly report, released Wednesday, details federal inspection results for May, June, July and...

Connecticut regulators approve Millstone electric power deal

Sep. 18, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators have approved a contract between the owner of the Millstone nuclear power plant and the state's two major electric distribution utilities. The deal approved Wednesday by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has been seen as crucial to keeping the Dominion...

Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho

Sep. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially...

Regulators hold meeting on nuclear plant decommissioning

Sep. 10, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be holding a public meeting in Brattleboro to discuss practices for community and citizen advisory boards related to nuclear plant decommissioning activities. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate for president, says Tuesday...

UN nuclear watchdog has 4 candidates to take top job

Sep. 6, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four candidates from three continents hope to succeed the late Yukiya Amano as the director general of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that Cornel Feruta of Romania, its chief coordinator under Amano and currently the acting director...

Wyoming officials considering spent nuclear fuel storage

Sep. 4, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state as a way to boost revenue. The Spent Fuel Rods Subcommittee meets for the first time in Casper on Thursday to discuss the idea. The panel will hear from U.S. Department of Energy and Nuclear...