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Nuclear tech company to locate research center in New Mexico

Dec. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based nuclear energy technology company says it has chosen New Mexico’s largest city as its home for a new engineering center to support the development of its reactor technology. Kairos Power LLC plans to take up residence at a master planned community on the...

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

Dec. 13, 2019 11:00 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-dependent countries. EU heads of state and government agreed that nuclear energy will be recognized as a...

Tokyo being billed as 'Recovery Olympics' -- but not for all

Dec. 13, 2019 6:46 AM EST

FUTABA, Japan (AP) — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll also play Olympic baseball and softball next year in one part of...

Survey of Vermont nuclear plant shows areas of contamination

Dec. 10, 2019 6:21 PM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A survey of groundwater and soil of the Vermont Yankee site turned up 17 “areas of concern" for contamination. Five of the areas of nuclear power plant in Vernon are so polluted that they require additional cleanup, representatives from NorthStar Nuclear Decommissioning Co....

Grid operator: Adequate electricity available this winter

Dec. 7, 2019 9:03 AM EST

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — The operator of the New England power grid projects that there will be adequate electricity this winter despite the closing of a nuclear power plant. ISO New England says this will be the first winter without the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts. But officials say the...

Federal national laboratory in Idaho gets supercomputer

Dec. 6, 2019 1:37 PM EST

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho National Laboratory's third supercomputer arrived in their facility this week to enable researchers to faster simulate new fuels and reactor designs, officials said. The $19.2 million supercomputer includes about 100,000 processors and is named Sawtooth after the Idaho...

Judge tosses lawsuit over California nuclear plant fuel

Dec. 4, 2019 10:00 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that tried to halt the transfer of used nuclear fuel at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the judge dismissed the suit with prejudice on Tuesday, meaning the same complaint can't be...

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...

Fukushima melted fuel removal begins 2021, end state unknown

Dec. 1, 2019 8:50 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s economy and industry ministry proposed a revision Monday to its decades-long road map to clean up the radioactive mess at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was wrecked by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Nearly nine years after the accident, the decommissioning...

Court turns down bid to block vote on nuclear plant rescue

Nov. 27, 2019 2:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit attempting to block a proposed statewide vote that aims to overturn a financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear plants, according to a decision issued Wednesday. The plants' owner, FirstEnergy Solutions, had argued that the financial rescue ...