Latest Nuclear power News

Operator: Impact from release of Fukushima water minimal

Nov. 17, 2021 09:01 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday that a data simulation of its planned release of treated radioactive water into the sea suggests it would have an extremely small impact on the environment, marine life and humans. ...

Bill Gates venture picks Wyoming city for sodium nuke plant

Nov. 16, 2021 17:43 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A small city in the top U.S. coal-mining state of Wyoming will be home to a Bill Gates-backed experimental nuclear power project near a coal-fired power plant that will soon close, officials announced Tuesday. Bellevue, Washington-based TerraPower...

Greenpeace denounces France's uranium exports to Russia

Nov. 16, 2021 09:04 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Six Greenpeace activists blocked a railroad in southern France on Tuesday, saying they were seeking to prevent loads of reprocessed uranium from getting exported to Russia. The tracks the activists stood on are located in the commune of Pierrelatte just...

The Latest: Climate talks chair says he's not twisting arms

Nov. 11, 2021 11:18 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — Alok Sharma, the British official presiding over this year’s U.N. climate talks, has dismissed suggestions that he is trying to ratchet up pressure on negotiators in an...

The Latest: British PM to return to COP26 to urge action

Nov. 09, 2021 17:33 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow: LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading back to COP26 to press negotiators from around the world to “turn promises into action” in the summit’s closing days. ...

France to build new nuclear reactors to meet climate goals

Nov. 09, 2021 15:27 PM EST

France will start building its first new nuclear reactors in decades as part of efforts to meet its promises to reduce planet-warming emissions, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday. He spoke as climate negotiators in Glasgow debate how to speed up efforts...

The Latest: Activists give Poland 'Fossil of the Day' award

Nov. 04, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — Environmental campaigners have awarded their ‘Fossil of the Day’ award to the Polish government for giving — and then apparently backtracking on — a pledge to speed up its phaseout of...

Is it green, or forever toxic? Nuclear rift at climate talks

Nov. 04, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

SOULAINES-DHUYS, France (AP) — Deep in a French forest of oaks, birches and pines, a steady stream of trucks carries a silent reminder of nuclear energy’s often invisible cost: canisters of radioactive waste, heading into storage for the next 300 years. As negotiators...

The Latest: UK sets net-zero plan for its financial sector

Nov. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — The British government plans to make the U.K. “the world’s first net-zero aligned financial center” as companies and investors seek to profit from the drive to build a low-carbon economy. ...

UN nuclear chief sees atomic energy role in climate fight

Nov. 02, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear agency says he sees atomic power playing a key role balancing climate concerns and the world's energy needs. Many environmentalists have long been skeptical of atomic power, citing the potential for disastrous...