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Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

Sep. 21, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans. In a letter to the plant's three owners, the Department of Energy said late...

Long held as oldest in US, New Jersey nuclear plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A nuclear power plant long considered to be the oldest in America shut down Monday, the victim of its age and inability to compete with newer, cheaper gas-fired power plants. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey went offline at noon Monday, powering down...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

Sep. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

Hurricane Florence's heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies. Computer models predict up to 3 feet of rain in the southeastern corner of the state, a...

Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster

Sep. 7, 2018 1:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ultramodern conveniences, its zippy bullet trains, automated ticketing systems and smart homes work just fine, until the power goes out. The blackout across entire northern island of Hokkaido after a powerful earthquake struck early Thursday showed the weak link in all that technology....

The Latest: 9 dead, 30 missing in northern Japan quake

Sep. 6, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local): 8 p.m. Japan's prime minister says at least nine people are dead after a powerful earthquake on the country's northernmost main island of Hokkaido. The quake triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses...

The Latest: 4 dead, over 30 buried in northern Japan quake

Sep. 6, 2018 3:12 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local): 4 p.m. The Hokkaido prefectural government says at least four people have been confirmed dead on the island struck by a powerful quake. The magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck southern part of Japan's northernmost main...

Federal regulators give blessing to utility merger plan

Sep. 5, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deal to merge troubled South Carolina utility SCANA with Dominion Energy cleared another hurdle this week, moving a step closer to an agreement that could mean more than a billion dollars in rebates for utility customers. Dominion announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Nuclear...

Nuclear safety oversight board takes aim at new policies

Aug. 28, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent safety panel that provides oversight of some of the nation's highest risk nuclear facilities voiced concerns Tuesday that new federal policies could limit inspections and curtail access to key information. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board peppered Energy...

The Latest: Services and other events set for McCain

Aug. 26, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Plans are coming together for services and other events to honor the late Sen. John McCain over the next week. Those involved in planning McCain's farewell say the Arizona Republican will lie in state in the Arizona...