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  • Man charged with threatening nuclear reactor

    November 2, 2012 3:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 48-year-old Gretna man has been charged with threatening to destroy a nuclear reactor. William Dugas was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten charges that Dugas called the Louisiana Public Service Commission... more »
  • Rods Likely Melting in Japanese Reactors

    March 14, 2011 11:25 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japanese officials say the nuclear fuel rods appear to be melting inside all three of the most troubled nuclear reactors. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said,"Although we cannot directly check it, it's highly likely happening." Some experts would consider that a partial meltdown of the reactor. Others,... more »
  • Germany Suspends Nuclear Plant Extension

    March 14, 2011 11:20 AM

    BERLIN (AP) - Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is suspending for three months a decision to extend the life of its nuclear power plants. Merkel's Monday announcement follows opposition calls to scrap the extension altogether in the wake of explosions at a nuclear plant in Japan. Her government last year... more »
  • Japan Races to Avert Multiple Nuclear Meltdowns

    March 13, 2011 10:47 AM

    KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - Japan's nuclear crisis intensified Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and more than 170,000 people evacuated the quake- and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where fears spread over possible radioactive contamination. Nuclear plant operators were frantically trying to keep temperatures down in... more »
  • Possible fuel rod hazard seen at some nuke plants

    February 16, 2011 9:32 PM

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - major manufacturer in the nuclear industry is reporting a potential "substantial safety hazard" with control rods at Vermont Yankee and more than two dozen other reactors around the country, according to a report made public Wednesday by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy... more »
  • Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Site Has Number of Weaknesses

    June 2, 2010 8:58 PM

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - An Energy Department review has concluded that a program for protecting workers from a toxic metal at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site has a number of weaknesses and could have been implemented more quickly. However, the review released Wednesday also found the beryllium program is... more »
  • Precise Accounting of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

    May 3, 2010 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is expected to release a more precise accounting of the U.S. nuclear arsenal Monday, military and other U.S. officials said, shedding new light on a secretive arsenal born in the Cold War and now shrinking rapidly. The release coincides with Secretary of State Hillary... more »
  • 2 Entergy units short of having enough money to eventually close nuclear plants

    January 6, 2010 11:05 AM

    Two Louisiana power utilities owned by Entergy Corp. are short $235.5 million for the projected costs of eventually closing two nuclear generating plants - and the power provider wants slight increases in customer rates to close the gap. According to a Tuesday filing with the Louisiana Public Service Commission,... more »

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