Latest Nuclear energy regulation News

Energy secretary: We must find a solution for nuclear waste

May. 20, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — It is critical to find a solution for storing the nation's spent nuclear fuel, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Friday during a visit to a nuclear power plant in Connecticut. Granholm was invited to tour Millstone Nuclear Power Station in...

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...

FirstEnergy settles ratepayer lawsuits for $37.5M

Apr. 22, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. has settled four ratepayer lawsuits filed after the utility giant became ensnared in a $60 million bribery scheme to win a $1 billion legislative bailout for two Ohio nuclear plants operated by a company subsidiary when the bill passed in 2019. ...

Gov. Whitmer wants federal aid to keep nuclear plant open

Apr. 20, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

Michigan's Democratic governor wants a nuclear power plant on Lake Michigan to stay open and she's asking the federal government to pay for it. But the owner of the Palisades Power Plant says it's too late — the plant will be shut down in May as scheduled. The Biden...

No one hurt in fire at TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

Apr. 04, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A fire that began in a turbine building at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in north Alabama was extinguished by a Tennessee Valley Authority crew without any injuries, the utility said Monday. The blaze, which started Saturday afternoon, occurred at the plant's Unit...

Judge wants names behind bribes in Ohio statehouse scandal

Mar. 22, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for investors in utility giant FirstEnergy Corp. to reveal who from the company paid bribes in an alleged $60 million scheme to win a legislative bailout for two Ohio nuclear plants. U.S District Court Judge John...

Congress approves money for Hanford nuclear cleanup

Mar. 14, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The budget for the Hanford nuclear reservation for the current fiscal year will be nearly $128 million more than proposed by the Biden administration and about $25 million above the fiscal 2021 budget. The U.S. Senate approved the budget last week as part of...

Bill would prohibit US funds for spent nuclear fuel storage

Mar. 02, 2022 15:20 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. senators from New Mexico and Texas are proposing legislation that could affect efforts by private companies to build temporary storage facilities for spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S. as the federal government has yet identify a...

Alaska lawmakers urge divestment from Russian companies

Mar. 01, 2022 20:34 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democrats in the Alaska Senate have asked leaders of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. to divest assets from any Russian government or Russia state-owned institutions amid Russia's war against Ukraine. Paulyn Swanson, a spokesperson for the corporation that...

No evidence of gunfire at Hanford building after reports

Mar. 01, 2022 16:54 PM EST

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Multiple law enforcement agencies responded Tuesday morning to reports of shots fired inside a building at the Hanford Site, but authorities say deputies found no evidence of a shooting and had not located any victims at the decommissioned nuclear production facility. ...