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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi for their meeting in Tehran, Iran. Iran urged the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, a day after Germany, France and Britain said Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for its development of uranium metal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File)

Iran asks watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' nuke details

Jan. 17, 2021 10:07 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran urged the United Nations' nuclear watchdog to avoid publishing “unnecessary” details on Tehran’s nuclear program, state TV reported Sunday, a day after Germany, France and Britain said Tehran has “no credible civilian use” for its development of...

Missouri nuclear plant shut down for third time in 9 months

Jan. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ameren Corp.'s nuclear plant in mid-Missouri has halted operations because of a non-nuclear issue involving the generator, the utility company said. The shutdown announced Thursday was the third time in nine months the plant about 30 miles north of Jefferson City has halted...

FILE-In this Oct. 5, 2011 file photo, the cooling tower of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station looms over an adjacent farm in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Across the nation, a handful of nuclear plants unable to compete with natural gas and renewable energy have shut down within the last two years, taking away steady and lucrative sources of tax money for schools, roads and libraries. The uncertainty surrounding the future of both Ohio plants, Davis-Besse near Toledo and Perry near Cleveland, has created plenty of nervousness in their hometowns that have found themselves caught in the middle of the scandal-tainted bailout. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

2 nuke plants, 1 bribery scandal, no answers: Towns on edge

Jan. 15, 2021 9:25 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — For much of the past four years, the residents of a pair of villages along Lake Erie have been on edge over the fate of their nuclear plants, which generate enough tax money to pay for nicer schools than their neighbors. Like many U.S. nuclear plants struggling to compete with with...

Major construction done at Hanford waste treatment plant

Jan. 6, 2021 4:44 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A gigantic nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Washington state that has been under construction for 18 years is largely completed and soon will be ready to start processing radioactive wastes left over from the construction of the nation's nuclear arsenal, the U.S. Department of...

FILE – This 2010 file photo shows Exelon Corp.'s Oyster Creek Generating Station in Lacey Township, N.J.  The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants said on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, that it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. (Peter Ackerman/The Asbury Park Press via AP, File)

New nuclear plant could rise at site of former one in NJ

Jan. 5, 2021 3:42 PM EST

LACEY, N.J. (AP) — The company that's in the process of mothballing one of the nation's oldest nuclear power plants says it is interested in building a new next-generation nuclear reactor at the same site in New Jersey. Holtec International last month received $147.5 million — $116 million of which...

FILE – In this April 12, 2005, file photo, operator Kevin Holko monitors the control room during a scheduled refueling shutdown at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in North Perry, Ohio. A federal court docket showed that

Scandal-battered utility now faces specter of pricy lawsuits

Dec. 30, 2020 8:20 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s largest electric utility, its reputation battered by scandal, has been besieged by more than a dozen lawsuits filed by angry shareholders who include some of the country’s biggest institutional investors. And, if history is a guide, FirstEnergy Corp. and its insurers...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), shows melted fuel taken by a telescopic robot inside of the primary containment vessel of Unit 2 reactor at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in Okuma, northeast Japan. Japan’s government and the operator of a wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020 a removal of melted fuel will be postponed by about one year until late 2022 due to delayed development of a robotic arm in Britain amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Tokyo Electric Power Co. via AP, File)

Melted fuel removal at Fukushima delayed by pandemic

Dec. 24, 2020 10:45 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday that the removal of melted reactor fuel planned to start in 2021 will have to be postponed by about one year due to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. The economy and industry ministry and Tokyo Electric...

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows the Transient Test Reactor at the Idaho National Laboratory about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls, in eastern Idaho. Director John Wagner, the new director of Idaho National Laboratory, said its efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a new generation of nuclear reactors appears to align with the goals of the incoming Biden administration and will likely receive ongoing bipartisan support.  (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)

New lab director expects more work on next wave of reactors

Dec. 16, 2020 6:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The new director of Idaho National Laboratory said its efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a new generation of nuclear reactors appears to align with the goals of the incoming Biden administration and will likely receive ongoing bipartisan support. The U.S. is...

UK in talks with EDF over nuclear plant construction

Dec. 14, 2020 11:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is in talks with French firm EDF Energy over the construction of a 20 billion-pound ($26.8 billion) nuclear power plant in eastern England. Officials said Monday that negotiations are taking place over the Sizewell C site in Suffolk, which could generate 3.2...

Radiation spike detected at Finnish nuke plant; no leak

Dec. 10, 2020 4:03 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's nuclear safety watchdog said Thursday that a radiation spike was detected inside one of the country’s nuclear plants, which led to an automatic shutdown of a reactor, but there was no radioactivity leak and no one was harmed. The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in...