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UN nuclear agency chief: Fukushima transparency important

May. 20, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency stressed the importance of transparency on Friday after visiting the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, where he observed preparations for the release of treated radioactive wastewater that has prompted concerns inside...

Japan OKs plan to release Fukushima nuclear plant wastewater

May. 18, 2022 04:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved plans by the operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to release its treated radioactive wastewater into the sea next year, saying the outlined methods are safe and risks to the environment minimal. The plan was...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Tuesday is the Nebraska primary. Don’t forget to vote. Citizens of Nebraska, it’s time to vote. The state’s primary election is Tuesday, May 10. Don’t miss this opportunity to help choose local and...

Arizona nuclear plant seeking alternative source of water

May. 08, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The largest nuclear power plant in the U.S. is still looking for an alternative water source after scuttling plans to pump brackish groundwater west of Phoenix it first pursued in 2019. The Palo Verde Generating Station is the only nuclear plant in the world not...

Improvements complete at WVa's Pipestem Resort State Park

May. 05, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $8 million in improvements have been completed at Pipestem Resort State Park in southern West Virginia, including lodge renovations and cabin upgrades. Nearly $4.4 million was spent on renovations to the park's two lodges and cabin upgrades, and more...

IAEA: Japan making progress on Fukushima water release plan

Apr. 29, 2022 05:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said Friday that Japan is making “significant progress” on its plans to release treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant next year. A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency visited the...

Idaho nuclear waste treatment plant hit with more problems

Apr. 26, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho had two unanticipated shutdowns this year, U.S. officials said Tuesday, continuing a lengthy history of setbacks. Trent Neville of the U.S. Department of Energy said they're working on the problems at the...

Maryland takes over troubled wastewater treatment plant

Mar. 28, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Maryland is taking over operations at the state’s largest wastewater treatment plant after environment officials “determined that the decline in the proper maintenance and operation of the Plant risks catastrophic failures.” Environment Secretary Ben...

Maryland: Treatment plant must stop unpermitted discharges

Mar. 25, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Maryland environment officials are ordering the state’s largest wastewater treatment plant to stop unpermitted discharges of water pollution. Under Thursday’s order, Baltimore's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dundalk has 48 hours to comply after an...

Lawsuit: EPA fails to protect Montana rivers from pollution

Mar. 25, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against U.S. environmental officials for alleged failure to intervene after the Montana Legislature rolled back longstanding water pollution rules. The Bozeman-based Upper Missouri Waterkeeper group said a set of...