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Vogtle monitors see more delays, extra $1B for nuclear plant

Dec. 04, 2021 08:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monitors say even the most recent pushback of completion dates for two new nuclear reactors in Georgia isn't enough to account for all the delays and increased costs they see coming. Testimony filed Wednesday with the Georgia Public...

New England shrimp industry should not restart, experts say

Dec. 02, 2021 11:53 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of experts is recommending to keep New England's shrimp fishing industry closed down because of concerns about the health of the population. The industry has been shut down since 2013. Scientists have said the shrimp are in jeopardy in...

Regulators to review Tennessee test nuclear reactor plan

Dec. 01, 2021 04:03 AM EST

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators will review an application to build a low-power test nuclear reactor in Tennessee. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that environmental and safety reviews should be finished by September 2023 for the test reactor...

Nevada boxing regulators to investigate UNLV student death

Nov. 30, 2021 18:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of Nevada’s boxing regulatory agency said Tuesday that a fraternity charity boxing match that left a University of Nevada, Las Vegas student dead of head injuries was not licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission, but will be investigated. ...

Indiana's top electric provider seeks rate increase approval

Nov. 26, 2021 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest electric utility is seeking regulatory approval to raise its rates 1% every year until 2029 to pay for an $1.9 billion upgrade aimed at hardening its electric grid against severe weather. Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana filed...

Review coming of effects of Maine dams on rare salmon

Nov. 24, 2021 15:06 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators will perform an environmental review of the effects of four Maine dams on endangered salmon in a win for conservationists in the state. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the review on Tuesday, the Portland Press...

Marijuana testing lab sues state over major product recall

Nov. 23, 2021 17:45 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A marijuana testing lab filed a lawsuit against Michigan regulators after a major product recall and allegations of unreliable results. Viridis Laboratories, with operations in Lansing and Bay City, said the “unjustified” recall last week...

Mexican president decrees automatic approval for projects

Nov. 22, 2021 22:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a broad decree Monday requiring all federal agencies to give automatic approval for any public works project the government deems to be "in the national interest" or to “involve national...

Nuclear regulators uphold violations at Georgia reactors

Nov. 18, 2021 19:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Nuclear power regulators on Thursday affirmed giving greater scrutiny to two nuclear reactors being built at Georgia Power Co.'s Plant Vogtle after a special inspection found electrical cables were not properly separated. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

Louisiana lawmakers: Strain too slow on medical marijuana

Nov. 18, 2021 14:43 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain came under fire Thursday from state lawmakers who complained his regulatory agency was moving too slowly in expanding the medical marijuana products available to patients. The...