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Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of nuke crisis liability

Sep. 19, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Thursday ruled that three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdown. The ruling by the Tokyo District Court ended the only criminal trial in the nuclear disaster that has kept tens of...

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...

New Jersey wind farm may connect to ex-nuke plant equipment

Sep. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A wind energy farm planned off the coast of Atlantic City could bring its power ashore at the site of a former nuclear power plant. Orsted, which plans the windmill project, said Tuesday it would run a cable from the Atlantic City offshore site to the former Oyster Creek nuclear...

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...

Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 16, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Parental behavior threatens high school sports The Canton Repository Sept. 15 Which highly successful high school coach will be the next to say, "I'm done. I've had enough of parents."? Equally as possible: Which coach, no matter the level...

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Sep. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

Federal grant to help former Pilgrim workers find new jobs

Sep. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts has received more than half a million dollars in federal grant money to help workers at the now-shuttered Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth find new jobs. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. William Keating, all Democrats, said the grant...

US nuclear lab partners with utilities to produce hydrogen

Sep. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government's primary nuclear lab is partnering with three energy utilities to find an economical way to use nuclear energy to produce hydrogen that can be stored and used to power everything from industry to personal vehicles, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of...

SC to consider abortion ban; bill faces uncertain future

Sep. 10, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A small group of South Carolina senators held a daylong hearing Tuesday on whether South Carolina should join about a half-dozen other states in banning nearly all abortions , but the Southern state might not be ready to follow some of its conservative compatriots. More than 50 people...

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...