Nuclear power generation

April 13, 2018 - 3:26 am
FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks mostly up after Wall Street finishes higher SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday following gains on Wall Street. Risk sentiment returned as the U.S. explores the possibility of returning to trade talks with 11 Pacific countries and...
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April 10, 2018 - 7:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers say the torch relay for the 2020 Games will help showcase Japan's recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Upon its arrival in Japan, the Olympic flame will be put on display at various locations in the Tohoku region to help underscore Japan's recovery...
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April 09, 2018 - 6:42 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Scott L. Montgomery, University of Washington (THE CONVERSATION) Back when I studied geology in grad school, the long-term future of energy had a single name: nuclear fusion. It was the...
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April 01, 2018 - 7:49 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.'s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy after the utility said earlier that it planned to close its three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The move announced by FirstEnergy Solutions late Saturday signals the...
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March 09, 2018 - 1:05 pm
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A new report says mistakes and mismanagement are to blame for the exposure of workers to radioactive particles at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state. Contractor CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. on Thursday released its evaluation of what went wrong in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, workers wearing protective gears stand outside Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant's reactor in Okuma, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday, March 7, 2018 that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and that other measures are needed as well. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool, File)
March 07, 2018 - 7:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and said other measures are needed as well. The plant's...
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In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television via AP television on Thursday, March 1, 2018, a computer simulation shows the Avangard hypersonic vehicle being released from booster rockets. President Vladimir Putin declared Thursday that Russia has developed a range of new nuclear weapons, claiming they can't be intercepted by enemy. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 3:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia has developed a range of new nuclear weapons that he claims can't be intercepted by an enemy. Speaking Thursday in a nationally televised address, Putin said the new weapons represent a quantum leap in military technology and will render NATO's U.S...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2015, file photo, Colt Killian, left, and Rob Cox manipulate radioactive material remotely behind a protective barrier at the Hot Fuel Examination Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls, Idaho. A federal judge says the U.S. Department of Energy doesn't need to make public documents involving spent commercial nuclear fuel shipments to eastern Idaho sought by former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler, File)
February 07, 2018 - 6:40 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled. The ruling was a major setback to a lawsuit filed by...
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A photo taken by a robotic probe provided by the International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, shows a part of what is believed to be the handle of the fuel rods container and melted fuel in small lumps scattered on a structure below the Fukushima reactor core. The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic pipe carrying a camera has captured images of some melted fuel inside one of the three reactors, a crucial information for the decades-long cleanup. (International Research Institute for Nuclear Decommissioning via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 10:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing limited but crucial information for its cleanup. Tokyo Electric Power Co...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, Robert "Bob" Murray, founder and chairman of Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., arrives at a news conference at the entrance to the Crandall Canyon Mine, in northwest of Huntington, Utah. In the early days of the Trump administration, Murray, the head of one of America’s largest coal companies sent a four-page “action plan” to the White House calling for rollbacks of key environmental and mine safety regulations he claimed would help revive the struggling mining industry. A review by The Associated Press of that March 1, 2017, plan shows Murray, an early Trump campaign supporter, has gotten about half the items on his wish list. Still others, such as eliminating federal tax credits for wind turbines and solar panels, failed to win approval in Congress. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 10, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations. "We have listed our suggested actions in order of...
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