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Quake shakes NW Japan, causes 21 injuries and minor damage

Jun. 18, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 21 people and a brief evacuation of coastal homes until the risk of a tsunami passed. Store floors were littered with goods that fell off shelves, and roofs of homes showed bare spots where tiles had shaken...

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops

Jun. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will surpass the uranium-stockpile limit set by its nuclear deal in the next 10 days, an official said Monday, raising pressure on Europeans trying to save the accord a year after the U.S. withdrawal lit the fuse for the heightened tensions now between Tehran and Washington. Hours...

AP EXPLAINS: Iran's nuclear program as 2015 deal unravels

Jun. 17, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran announced it will exceed the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, further escalating tensions in the Mideast. The June 27 deadline comes ahead of another, July 7 deadline for Europe to come up with better terms...

Correction: Japan-Energy story

Jun. 10, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In a story June 7 about Japan's energy policy, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to the plutonium reduction target cited by a policy research group. The target it mentioned was the amount of plutonium that would be used over 2-3 years, not 2-3 tons of plutonium. A corrected version of...

House panel highlights risks over nuclear-storage stalemate

Jun. 7, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

LAGUNA NIGEL, Calif. (AP) — Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant was permanently closed in 2013, but the site remains home to 3.5 million pounds (1.59 million kilograms) of nuclear waste that has nowhere else to go. Members of a House subcommittee held a hearing Friday not far from the...

New Mexico governor says no to high-level nuclear waste

Jun. 7, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor said Friday she's opposed to plans by a New Jersey-based company to build a multibillion-dollar facility in her state to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the U.S. In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Gov....

Japan plans carbon emission cuts, more nuclear energy

Jun. 7, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is calling for further efforts to cut its carbon emissions by promoting renewable energy while also pushing nuclear power despite its 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. An energy policy paper, adopted by the Cabinet on Friday, said Japan faces the urgent task of reducing carbon...

US can label nuke waste as less dangerous to quicken cleanup

Jun. 5, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. government on Wednesday will reclassify some of the nation's most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its threat level, outraging critics who say the move would make it cheaper and easier to walk away from cleaning up nuclear weapons production sites in Washington state,...

Pilgrim shutdown ends nuclear power era in Massachusetts

May. 31, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity, bring to a close the era of nuclear power in Massachusetts. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. Entergy announced in 2015 it would retire Massachusetts' only...

The Latest: Nuclear power era comes to end in Massachusetts

May. 31, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant (all times local): ___ 6:25 p.m. The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. Entergy, which owns the...