Latest Nuclear energy regulation News

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

Apr. 13, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government announced Tuesday it would start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years. It's a move that's fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbors. The...

Japan regulator bans nuke plant restart over lax safeguards

Apr. 07, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that was destroyed in a 2011 disaster said Wednesday it will accept a penalty imposed by regulators over sloppy anti-terrorism measures at another nuclear plant it runs, a step that will prevent its desperately sought restart of the...

As tensions ease, Pakistan allows partial trade with India

Mar. 31, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday lifted a two-year ban on the import of sugar and cotton from nuclear-rival neighboring India, a major move aimed at reviving trade ties with New Delhi amid easing tensions, Pakistan's finance minister said. The decision to...

US officials OK plan to send radioactive waste to Idaho

Mar. 30, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have released the latest plan to send low-level radioactive waste to Idaho from a South Carolina facility that converts enriched uranium into fuel for nuclear reactors. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a notice published Friday...

New Mexico sues US over proposed nuclear waste storage plans

Mar. 29, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico sued the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday over concerns that the federal agency hasn’t done enough to vet plans for a multibillion-dollar facility to store spent nuclear fuel in the state, arguing that the project would endanger residents,...

Legislation approved to eliminate nuclear plants bailout

Mar. 26, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The $1 billion bailout for two Ohio nuclear plants that's now tied to a bribery investigation at the Ohio Statehouse is one step closer to being eliminated. Lawmakers in both the Ohio House and Senate approved legislation this week that would...

Timing key in consulting deal between FirstEnergy, regulator

Mar. 18, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shortly before a utility lawyer and lobbyist was appointed Ohio’s top regulator of electric and power generating companies, he received $4.3 million from top executives at one of the companies whose fortunes would soon be in his hands. In the...

Regulators want $1B in refunds for Miss. power plant

Mar. 07, 2021 11:47 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Utility regulators say Entergy Corp. wrongfully charged customers over eight years for a Mississippi nuclear power station that often malfunctioned and was repeatedly deemed unsafe, filing a federal complaint seeking more than $1 billion in refunds to its customers. ...

After 2 months, Callaway nuclear plant remains shut down

Mar. 04, 2021 16:00 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ameren’s nuclear power plant in central Missouri is not operating two months after an unplanned shutdown because a “significant” component had to be replaced, a spokesman for the utility said. The Callaway Energy Center plant was...

Ohio Legislature advancing on repeal of tainted energy law

Mar. 04, 2021 15:31 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Legislature appears to be making progress on eliminating most of the provisions included in a corruption-tainted energy bill now the subject of federal investigations. The Ohio Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a bill that...