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Xcel seeks change in radioactive waste storage in Red Wing

Jan. 03, 2022 11:39 AM EST

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Xcel Energy wants to change the way it stores radioactive waste at its Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing, a move it says will cut costs and make it easier to transport the spent fuel for storage outside Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based utility is...

Owner of closed nuclear plant faces security-violation fine

Dec. 22, 2021 12:46 PM EST

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it plans to fine the owners of the shuttered Oyster Creek nuclear power plant $150,000 for security violations at the New Jersey site. The agency would not reveal the nature of the violations, citing...

Operator files for approval of Fukushima plant water release

Dec. 21, 2021 05:34 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it has applied for approval from safety authorities to construct an undersea tunnel and other facilities needed for the planned release of large amounts of treated radioactive water into the sea. The...

Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Dec. 04, 2021 20:40 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn't enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public...

Regulators to review Tennessee test nuclear reactor plan

Dec. 01, 2021 04:03 AM EST

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators will review an application to build a low-power test nuclear reactor in Tennessee. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that environmental and safety reviews should be finished by September 2023 for the test reactor...

Nuclear regulators uphold violations at Georgia reactors

Nov. 18, 2021 19:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nuclear power regulators on Thursday affirmed giving greater scrutiny to two nuclear reactors being built at Georgia Power Co.'s Plant Vogtle after a special inspection found electrical cables were not properly separated. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

Report: Nuclear plant failed to prevent flooding during Ida

Nov. 12, 2021 15:59 PM EST

Operators of the Millstone nuclear power complex in Connecticut were too late in activating storm protection protocols when the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the East Coast in September, resulting in minor flooding at the plant, federal regulators said Friday. The Nuclear...

New Mexico regulators approve shaft at nuclear waste dump

Nov. 04, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — State environmental regulators have cleared the way for work to continue on a multimillion-dollar ventilation shaft at the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico. Ventilation has been an issue since...

Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case

Oct. 21, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group representing Navajo communities is presenting its case to an international human rights body, saying U.S. regulators violated the rights of tribal members when they cleared the way for uranium mining in western New Mexico. The...