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  • Japan to halt 3 nuke reactors over quake concerns

    May 6, 2011 7:40 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan's prime minister has told a utility to halt three reactors in central Japan because of safety concerns in the event of a major earthquake. Prime Minister Naoto Kan told a news conference Friday his government asked operator Chubu Electric Power Co. to suspend two running reactors... more »
  • Japan quake causes emergencies at 5 nuke reactors

    March 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns. Operators at the Fukushima... 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 »
  • Officials: Computer outage at Wyo. nuke site

    October 26, 2010 9:38 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A computer failure caused a break in communication with 50 nuclear missiles at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming over the weekend, military officials said Tuesday. The officials said the break occurred Saturday and lasted about 45 minutes. The White House was briefed about the failure Tuesday... more »
  • Bomb squad probes package found at Arizona nuke plant

    October 13, 2010 11:01 AM

    WINTERSBURG, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found at a nuclear power plant west of Phoenix. Maricopa County Sheriff's spokesman Brian Lee says security officers at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station called them at about 5 a.m. Wednesday after they found the suspicious package. A second... more »

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