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NJ regulators approve $300M in nuclear plant subsidies

Apr. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators voted Thursday to approve $300 million in customer-funded subsidies for the state's nuclear industry despite finding the plants are financially viable. The decision means that all residential utility customers in the state will see their bills go up by about $40 a...

US terror label for Iran Revolutionary Guard takes effect

Apr. 15, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended early next month. The Guard's formal designation as a...

WTO upholds South Korean ban on Fukushima seafood

Apr. 12, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The decision...

California utility fined for its handling of nuke canisters

Mar. 26, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fining the Southern California Edison utility $116,000 for violations in its handling of nuclear canisters at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The decision announced Monday in an online town hall meeting involves the...

Nuclear industry pushing for fewer inspections at plants

Mar. 14, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. The agency, whose board is dominated by Trump appointees, is listening. Commission staffers are...

Fight over nuclear plants arrives at Pennsylvania Capitol

Mar. 11, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation designed to pump hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars into Three Mile Island and Pennsylvania's other nuclear power plants was introduced Monday and could usher in heated debate over whether the plants deserve what critics call a bailout. The debate in Pennsylvania's...

Popular support for militants complicates Pakistan crackdown

Mar. 8, 2019 11:04 AM EST

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — On the congested streets of Bahawalpur, a city in southern Pakistan's jihadi heartland, emotions run high in favor of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a U.N.-designated terror group that recently pushed nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Such support complicates Prime...

The Latest: Pakistan hands over captured pilot to India

Mar. 1, 2019 11:07 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on escalating India-Pakistan tensions (all times local): 9 p.m. Pakistan has handed over an Indian pilot captured after his plane was shot down by the Pakistani military this week amid a dramatic confrontation between the two nuclear-armed rivals over the disputed Kashmir...