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Ohio oil refinery fire kills 2 people; plant shut down

Sep. 21, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

OREGON, Ohio (AP) — A fire at an oil refinery in Ohio killed two people and the facility was shut down Wednesday, officials said. The fire started Tuesday night at BP's Husky Toledo Refinery, BP spokesperson Megan Baldino said in a statement. There was no word on how it started or...

Ukraine warns of 'nuclear terrorism' after strike near plant

Sep. 19, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian missile blasted a crater close to a nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine on Monday, damaging nearby industrial equipment but not hitting its three reactors. Ukrainian authorities denounced the move as an act of “nuclear terrorism.” The missile...

Nuclear plant leak pressures German govt to decide extension

Sep. 19, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The operator of one of Germany's three remaining nuclear power stations said Monday that it has detected a leak that will require the plant to shut down for several days of maintenance next month if it is to keep going beyond the end of the year. The announcement by...

China's consumer, factory activity improve but still weak

Sep. 16, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese consumer spending and factory output edged up in August but still were weak, official data showed Friday, and forecasters warned the second-largest economy is vulnerable to repeated shutdowns of cities to fight virus outbreaks. Housing sales plummeted while...

Coal plant operator to buy out co-owner, install some wind

Sep. 12, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The operator of Montana's Colstrip coal-fired power plant said Monday it was buying out one of the site's co-owners and plans to construct a wind farm nearby that would generate 600 megawatts of electricity. Talen Energy Supply would acquire Puget Sound...

Production resumes at Indiana refinery shutdown after fire

Sep. 12, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Regular production has resumed at a northwest Indiana refinery that was shut down last month following an electrical fire. The crude distillation unit at the BP refinery in Whiting along Lake Michigan has restarted, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported...

EXPLAINER: Ukraine's nuclear power plant shutdown cuts risks

Sep. 12, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The forced shutdown of Ukraine’s endangered and crippled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant — Europe’s largest — significantly reduces the risk of a radiation disaster that has haunted the world for weeks. The last of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia...

Russia hits power stations after Ukraine counteroffensive

Sep. 11, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked power stations and other infrastructure Sunday, causing widespread outages across Ukraine as Kyiv’s forces pressed a swift counteroffensive that has driven Moscow's troops from swaths of territory it had occupied in the northeast. The...

Last reactor at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant stopped

Sep. 11, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Europe's largest nuclear plant has been reconnected to Ukraine's electricity grid, allowing engineers to shut down its last operational reactor in an attempt to avoid a radiation disaster as fighting rages in the area. The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power...

EXPLAINER: Ukraine's threatened nuclear plant shuts down

Sep. 11, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

The last operating reactor at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is Europe's largest, was shut down Sunday to reduce the threat of a radiation disaster amid the continuing fighting. The move became possible after the plant was reconnected to Ukraine's power grid. ...