Latest Nuclear energy regulation News

Federal utility fined $145K for inaccurate nuke plant info

Dec. 3, 2019 2:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal regulators have fined the nation’s largest public utility $145,000 for submitting incomplete and inaccurate information on a backup system at its Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission notified the Tennessee Valley Authority of the proposed fine...

Pope in Japan voices concern over nuke power, meets victims

Nov. 25, 2019 7:38 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Pope Francis voiced concern about nuclear power Monday after meeting with victims of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster, saying the development of future energy sources must take environmental considerations into account. Francis didn’t explicitly back a ban on nuclear energy during...

SC has not hired advocate pushed for after nuclear debacle

Nov. 23, 2019 2:00 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of the key reforms South Carolina lawmakers approved after a canceled nuclear project cost ratepayers billions of dollars was a consumer advocate to argue on behalf of ratepayers. But nearly 18 months later, the position has not been filled. The state Department of Consumer...

Radiation leads to demolition of Missouri’s Pickard Hall

Nov. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA ,Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri plans to demolish a building that has been on campus for 127 years after unsuccessful attempts to cleanup radioactive contamination. The university announced Thursday that Pickard Hall will be coming down. The Columbia Missourian reports work to raze the...

Company's bid to use groundwater for nuclear plant denied

Nov. 12, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona water regulators have rejected an application by an electric company to use groundwater to cool the nuclear power plant west of Phoenix because the water is being used by nearby residents, officials said. The state Department of Water Resources denied the request from Arizona Public...

New Mexico: More wells needed to gauge uranium plumes

Nov. 11, 2019 12:15 PM EST

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — More wells are needed to measure uranium plumes in a major aquifer in western New Mexico, state environmental officials said The state Environment Department is asking federal authorities to collaborate to ensure accurate measurement of a plume of uranium contamination leaving the...

Wyoming lawmakers decide not to pursue nuke waste proposal

Nov. 6, 2019 11:30 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee has decided not to pursue legislation to study the storage of spent nuclear fuel in the state. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Joint Committee on Minerals, Business and Economic Development announced the decision Tuesday after the proposal's sponsor...

Iran spins more centrifuges on US Embassy crisis anniversary

Nov. 4, 2019 6:44 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the agreement over a year ago. The announcement — which also...

Regulators approve exemptions for former nuclear power plant

Nov. 4, 2019 3:23 PM EST

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Federal regulators are exempting the shuttered Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from certain emergency planning and preparedness requirements. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it granted the exemption request Monday because the plant permanently ceased operations in May after 46...

Group misses deadline to get nuclear plant bailout on ballot

Oct. 21, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group trying to overturn the financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants says it doesn't have enough signatures needed for a statewide vote. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts had until to Monday to submit the signatures. The group says it isn't giving up and will continue...